A CARE home in Hagley has been nominated for a Worcestershire Health and Social Care award.

Field House Care Home, which is off Western Road, has been commended for its sensitive approach to end-of-life care and is up for The Palliative Award.

Susan Briggs has praised the home after her husband, Arthur, received care towards the end of his life.

She said: “My husband who had dementia spent the last three and half years of his life at Field House. 

“I always feared how his life would end, but I shouldn't have worried as the wonderful staff at Field House knew how to take care of both of us.”

Arthur’s health deteriorated and eventually developed pneumonia and was admitted to hospital.

Susan added: “I wanted him to be back at Field House with the staff he knew and could not bear the thought of him dying in hospital.”

Arthur returned to Field House and passed away five days later.   

Susan said: “I couldn't have wished for a more perfect end.”

Responding to the nomination, manager of Field House, Beverley Murrain, said: “The team here at Field House Care Home work towards ensuring individual care needs are met, especially towards the end of someone’s life.

“This enables people to die with as much dignity as possible, as well as supporting families through a difficult time.”

The Palliative/ End of Life care award is sponsored by Hi-Tech Systems.

We are launching the awards across all of our titles in Worcestershire - Worcester News, Malvern Gazette, Evesham Journal, Bromsgrove & Droitwich Advertiser, Redditch Advertiser and The Shuttle, in conjunction with the University of Worcester.

The awards will culminate in a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm.

There are 12 categories in total – to nominate someone visit https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/whsc-awards-2022/ - it only takes a few minutes!