A WORCESTERSHIRE nursing home has received a prestigious industry award for the third time in a row.

Kidderminster’s Brookdale Nursing Home, which cares for up to 40 residents, has received the 2017 Gold Standards Framework’s platinum status.

The status recognises how staff at the home consistently support and care for residents who are nearing the end of their lives to the highest possible standards.

It is reviewed every three years with the Brookdale team previously being awarded gold status in 2011 and 2014. During the three-year period between assessments staff have to undergo regular audits.

Liz Baker, manager of Brookdale Nursing Home, said: “It is extremely difficult to meet the very rigorous criteria, so to have done so three times in a row is an exceptional achievement.

“It is testament to the hard work and outstanding care provided by our staff to our residents and their families.

"We are like one big family and they go above and beyond every single day.”

The home works closely with local GPs on recognising early whether someone is reaching the end of their life, so that appropriate arrangements can be made and relatives kept fully informed.