Well done to our first golden moment winners

Staff at Springhill Care Group are being given the chance submit their ‘golden moments’ to be entered into an exciting new wellbeing initiative.

As part of the Oomph! Wellness support programme Springhill Care are pleased to have launched this initiative to encourage and share great moments within the care home environment.


The first winners drawn were: Emma (Birch Green Care Home, Skelmersdale), Shannon (Riversway Nursing Home, Bristol) and Neelum & Ruslana (Springhill Care Home, Accrington).


Donna Briggs, Managing Director of the care group, said: “Golden Tickets showcase really special moments that our teams share with residents, which might otherwise not be truly celebrated or recorded, this will help to ensure we capture these special moments and to help acknowledge and praise our staff team.”


The scheme launched in November and staff are being reminded of how they can nominate.


Donna added: “Take note of a golden moment that you have had with a resident or if you have seen a colleague have a golden moment take note and write it on the golden ticket. Put your ticket into the golden post box – all golden moments will be placed in a draw.”


The winner will be selected and given £150 and a certificate.


Matt Hamblin, Senior Business manager at Oomph! Wellness said: "The Golden ticket initiative is a fantastic way to showcase those meaningful interactions that happen in the care home every single day.
“These golden moments should be celebrated and shared with the families and friends of the residents, they are great examples of person-centred activities staff have shared with their loved ones.


“Springhill Care Group have really grasped this concept and made it their own! Congratulations to all the winners."


 

A festive lunch at Holland Hall Hotel

We certainly got into the festive spirit recently when we visited Holland House Hotel in UpHolland, Skelmersdale.
 
We were seated in the lovely Christmas themed garden suite for a three course festive lunch, which we all really enjoyed.
 
Afterwards our Ladies and Gents were dazzled by Holland House's local resident vocalist Martin and we had fun singing and dancing along to a variety of Christmas songs, a fabulous Christmassy afternoon was had by all.
 
Merry Christmas everyone!
 
 

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Learning Stars shine bright at Birch Green

  

Last week we had another fantastic visit from the wonderful Learning Stars Choir who performed a heart-warming carol service especially for our residents and staff team.

 

The annual visit from the Learning Stars Group always brightens up our day and it was great to welcome them at this festive time of year into our home.

 

Thank you to each and every one of you for yet another inspiring performance, we wish you all a merry Christmas and a great new year!

 


 


 

Lunch out at the Miners Peg for Elf Day

Today we had lunch out at the Miners Peg in Skelmersdale for Elf Day.

We were joined by David’s sister Thelma and Edna’s husband Tom.

There was plenty of laughter when reading out the traditional cracker jokes and then after a lovely festive lunch, we finished off the afternoon in true Birch Green style, with a good old sing song , all Christmas carols of course.

What a cracking afternoon!


 

 

Care home quartet commit to nursing skills

Four members of staff at a Skelmersdale care home are leading the way in seeking their qualifications in nursing.

 

The members of staff at Birch Green Care Home, Marie Stitt, Jess Mooney, Stephanie Williams and Tayla Neeley, have all started the Assistant Nurse Practitioners’ course.

 

Vicky Sudworth, General Manager at Birch Green Care Home, said: “As an organisation, we want to provide the very best quality of care possible and this will help to raise the quality of the nursing care we provide.

 

“We commit a lot of time and resource in the quality of training for our staff at all levels and ultimately that benefits our residents.”

 

The four employees – all currently team leaders at Birch Green – will undergo the two-year course in nursing care at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

 

The Assistant Nurse Practitioners’ qualification was created to help solve a shortage of qualified nurses, designed to give suitably experienced staff in the care industry the chance to develop clinical and managerial skills and provide support for nursing and management teams. The ANP also helps to bridge the gap between traditional healthcare assistants and registered nurses.

 

The programme follows a curriculum which closely matches the training registered nurses undertake in many areas and gives staff the flexibility – within their range of skills – to assist nurses closely with their work.

 

Birch Green Care Home is part of the award-winning Springhill Care Group, which also operates homes in Accrington and Bristol.

 

Recently, inspectors from the industry’s watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) made particular note of the commitment and quality of staff and the training they receive at Birch Green in awarding the home a ‘good’ rating.

 

All areas of the home were examined, from the safety of the service to how it is led, with inspectors looking at everything from how medicines are stored to the quality of day-to-day activities.

 


Left to right are Marie Stitt, Jess Mooney, Stephanie Williams, Tayla Neeley


 

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