A BROMSGROVE care home has been nominated for a prestigious award after staff went above and beyond to support a family.

As part of the Worcestershire Health and Social Care Awards 2021, Burcot Lodge Care Home has received a nomination for the Health Care Team Award.

Cyd Fowkes, aged 55, put the care home for the award and says she cannot speak highly enough of Burcot Lodge following the compassion and support her father received in the last days of his life.

She said: "The team never gave up on him. Then, when it was clear it was too late and he had lost too much weight and muscle and his poor lungs and chest were too weakened they helped those last few days to the best he could manage and with huge amounts of respect and dignity.

"Every single member of the staff operated as a team: efficient but all completely focused on the best for Dad and his family.

"That applied as much to the front-line care team but also the back office staff and the chefs, gardeners and cleaners - it felt like everyone was in the care team: more like being with a family rather than professionals. For example - everyone worked to ensure Dad could see his beloved dog before the end - that meant putting themselves out and working together to make it happen. Truly exceptional. The team were incredibly supportive to the family."

Home Manager Vicky Osborne said: "It is a great honour to be nominated for such a prestigious award, we are all delighted.

"To be nominated by a family member of one of our residents makes it a little more special as they have experienced first hand the passion that the team have for providing excellent care for all of our residents. We drive very high standards at Burcot Grange and Lodge and the team take them on board with a smile."

The awards are sponsored by the University of Worcester, and supported by Sanctuary Housing, NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Knights Pharmacy and Worcestershire County Council. To nominate industry heroes from an award visit https://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/awards/whsc-awards-2021/

If your business would like to sponsor an award please email stephanie.preece@newsquest.co.uk