A ROCESTER nursing home once stopped from taking in new patients has been rated among the top 20 homes in the West Midlands.
Barrowhill Hall Nursing Home is continuing to go from strength-to-strength after winning an award for being a top recommended care home in the West Midlands.
The home came 14th out of 1,830 homes in the West Midlands and the top 20 homes received an award from online directory and industry website carehome.co.uk
The award was based on the home’s online recommendations from their residents plus friends and relatives of residents.
Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk, said: “We felt the best people to rate a care home were the people who really know its ins and outs, its residents and their families.
“Barrowhill Hall Nursing Home has proved that it provides a great service and we’d like to congratulate them on being the top recommended home in the West Midlands.
“It’s a brilliant achievement to be recognised for your hard work but particularly from the people who you work hard for.
“The care home will be recognised on our website as a top rated home and will receive a certificate from us.”
Barrowhill director Ashley Osborne said: “Being an award winning home is fantastic achievement for all of the team that work so hard to make Barrowhill the fantastic home it is.
“Our staff have a real passion for the care of the elderly and in particular in the field of dementia as well as for the home itself.
“It is awards like this that endorse the work they do. carehome.co.uk is a fantastic comparative resource of all of the care and nursing homes available in the United Kingdom and we very much value our position on the website and the enquiries we get through it.
“The dedicated team at Barrowhill are really the key to our level of service and we ensure that our enthusiastic staff are trained to the very highest level to deliver an excellent quality of service.
“We are having an open day and garden party at Barrowhill Hall on the April 26 and intend to celebrate the victory for the carehome award at the same time.
“Given that it is many of the residents, friends and families attending who have given these fantastic testimonials it seems very appropriate.”
The home failed a Care Quality Commission inspection in 2012 and social services put a block on them taking in new patients. However, within just two months the home was allowed to accept patients again.