Display marks Remembrance Day at Birch Green

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Birch Green Care Home’s central display has been updated to mark Remembrance Day.

 

The popular display, in Birch Green’s reception area, is changed each month to reflect seasonal occasions or events.

 

It has now been updated to mark Remembrance Day for 2017, and it features two familiar figures – mannequins we have used before to represent wartime lovers. Remember last year when they met on the bench? This year the pair are getting married, and they have been dressed up to reflect this.


We look forward to next year’s display to see what it has in store for our wartime couple.

 


 

 

Here's a video of Gill, Activities Coordinator at Birch Green talking about their central display


 

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VJ’s cupcakes at Springhill Care Home

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Recently staff member, at Springhill Care Home in Accrington Gail helped resident VJ to bake some tasty treats to share.

 

VJ rolled his sleeves up and made the delicious-looking chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate chips and a sprinkle of digestive biscuits on top.

 

He was keen to share them with other residents and staff members, and he got some great feedback.


 

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Awards success for Springhill Group

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Staff from across the Springhill Care Group have been recognised by one of the industry’s leading award ceremonies.

Following an event held in Manchester, the group walked away as winners of two top titles at the Great North West Care Awards.

Winners of the regional awards go on to a national final to be held in March next year.

In total, Springhill Care Group and its staff were nominated for 13 awards, including Springhill Care Home’s own Susan Balaz who was shortlisted in the Good Nurse category.

 

At the North West heats, a team from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale was crowned the winners of the Palliative Care / End of Life Award. The award is given to the person who can demonstrate ‘how special and professional they have to be to support someone who is at the end of their life.’

Meanwhile, Springhill Care Group managing director Donna Briggs was recognised as winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care award – an individual the judges believed has ‘made a long-term outstanding contribution’ to social care.

This is the third time a representative of Springhill Care Group has won the North West outstanding contribution award – in 2015 Kath Parkinson, the group’s director for quality and compliance, won the award, and chairman Ken Nolan in 2016. Ken also went onto win the national final.

Judges said of Birch Green’s winners: “The team at Birch Green showed exceptional end of life skills that really make a difference at one of the most important times of a person’s life and that of their loved ones.”

Donna Briggs was described as: “always on hand to provide support to the staff, residents and visitors.”

Donna said: “These awards are a fantastic recognition of the great work being done across Springhill Care Group.

“The team from Birch Green has shown tremendous dedication and commitment to care at what can clearly be an upsetting time for all concerned.

“On a personal level I was speechless to receive my award, particularly as it’s the third time in as many years a representative of Springhill Care Group has been recognised in this way.”

 


 

  


 

To view more photographs on our Facebook page, please click HERE


 

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Tea for two at Oswaldtwistle Mills

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Springhill Care Home staff members Joanna and Shannon accompanied two of their lovely ladies out for a spot of tea at Oswaldtwistle Mills recently.

 

Annie and Ruth enjoyed a cuppa and some relaxing retail therapy at the popular destination and cannot wait to return.

 


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Happy retirement, Fran

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Recently staff at Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale said goodbye to popular member of staff Fran, who has retired.

 

Fran, one of their senior night carers, is a respected and much-loved member of the team, and will be missed by staff and residents alike. She was presented with a bouquet of flowers on her last day.

 

We’d all like to thank her for all the hard work, commitment and compassion she brought to the role – enjoy your retirement, Fran!


 

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