Northwood front view

Quality Assurance

Our Enhanced Quality Award... The aim of the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Quality Assurance Scheme was to improve care standards. The scheme is based on national minimum standards plus local Blackburn with Darwen standards. Assessment takes 2 to 3 days with staff and residents interviewed by assessors. Areas assessed: Staffing levels; Activities; Care Planning; Risk Assessments; Food and Nutrition;...

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Gold Standards Framework

Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Accreditation Northwood is the only care home in the Blackburn with Darwen area to have acheived a GSF accreditation. The Gold Standards Framework promotes the need to constantly listen to the patient and carers' needs and thoughts, helping them to think ahead with the use of Advance Care Planning discussions, and organising and pre-planning care in...

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