A KEIGHLEY care home has won a coveted national award.

Herncliffe, in Spring Gardens Lane, has been recognised for providing “outstanding” palliative and end-of-life care.

The home has achieved the Gold Standards Framework Quality Hallmark Award.

Herncliffe is among 28 homes, retirement villages and domiciliary care agencies across the country that will receive honours in a virtual ceremony being held next Thursday (November 11).

It is also one of just 18 homes to gain a Platinum Award for reaching the standard a second time.

The awards are in recognition of health and social care providers delivering quality care in the final year of life.

The Gold Standards Framework Centre provides expert training for frontline staff in health and social care.

Prior to Covid-19, the centre held face-to-face workshops.

But since the start of the pandemic, sessions have been successfully adapted and were moved online to adhere to regulations designed to stop the spread of the virus.

“The training has been a huge success,” said a spokesperson for the centre.

“It has supported both families and patients to discuss end-of-life care planning and what matters to them.”

Mary Harrison, registered manager at Herncliffe Care Home, said she was “immensely proud” of her team’s achievement.

She added: “This award recognises the efforts of everyone at Herncliffe – not only in our end-of-life care, but in all aspects of our residents’ wellbeing.”

Julie Armstrong-Wilson, lead nurse for the Gold Standards Framework, pays tribute to all the award winners.

“Congratulations go to all the organisations that have successfully achieved accreditation,” she said.

“This year we have seen our first-ever domiciliary care agency receiving the award, trailblazing the way for others to follow. We have also seen more care homes demonstrate the sustainability of the Gold Standards Framework and successfully receive the Platinum Award.

“The Gold Standards Framework team is so very proud of all our award winners, as there has never been a more important time to ensure we deliver quality end-of-life care. Well done to everybody!”

For more about the Gold Standards Framework, visit goldstandardsframework.org.uk.