Staff working for Highfields Care Home in Edingley Newark had plenty of reasons to be smiling when they gathered in the home for a prestigious award ceremony. The ceremony was held to say ‘well done’ to staff who had recently achieved NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications).
Twelve staff attended the ceremony at Highfields Care Home where the Managing Director of Majesticare, Erica Hart, presented certificates to mark their achievements.
Erica Hart said “It really is an honour to be able to present so many awards to our staff. This kind of event shows a truly dedicated team within the home and I was delighted to be able to say well done to each person individually. NVQs are about demonstrating practical not just theoretical knowledge. Each student has to demonstrate competence over a period of time. The public can be confident that the NVQ award holder can carry out their care to a national standard, inspected by the Care Quality Commission, and this proves the quality of our care services.”
Erica went on to say: “Training and development is something we really encourage at Majesticare as it is important to invest in our staff.”
Sue Grummett Home Manager who arranged the ceremony said all the members of staff attending this event have worked hard towards their NVQ’s, and how she was very pleased they were receiving this formal recognition. The home also had another reason to celebrate as Highfields have just been upgraded from a two star to a three star rated excellent home.
Majesticare are proud to announce that 100% of their homes are now rated either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with 65% of these being ‘Excellent’. This represents a significant achievement for any healthcare provider in the current market and has assisted the group in achieving high levels of performance in recent months. The company are working towards achieving at least 90% ‘Excellent’ homes and with a number of inspections anticipated they are keen to continue improving their performance. Erica Hart, Managing Director, said “This most recent rating of three stars gives the Manager at Highfields Care Home and her team the recognition they deserve. Yet again everyone at the home has worked incredibly hard and they have shown immense levels of dedication.” Erica went on to say how proud the company are of all the Managers within the Majesticare Group in achieving and maintaining such high standards within their homes.