Beacon status for Holbeach Hospital trust as it looks to expand

A nursing home in Holbeach has been awarded “beacon” status for its care of patients.

Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust has been awarded the Quality Hallmark Award by the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) in End of Life Care after successfully completing its accreditation.
The award, which lasts for the next three years, will be presented at an awards ceremony in London at the end of the month.
The GSF will now share examples of Holbeach Hospital’s good work with other care homes to encourage and inspire them.
Chairman of Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust Karl Ellerbroek said: “We are especially proud of this accreditation and the fact that we have received ‘Beacon’ status.
“This is a significant achievement and a huge credit to the manager and all the staff.”
Mr Ellerbroek is now hoping to encourage new volunteers to come forward to join the trust.
He said: “We are a community run facility and rely on the local community for our long-term future.
“We need more members and trustees to make this happen.
“It is no secret that it is becoming increasingly difficult to attract volunteers onto the trust to help with administration and business aspects.
“We are holding an open evening which we hope will encourage more local people to come forward to join the trust and if sufficiently interested to become trustees.”
The open evening is tomorrow (Friday) from 6pm at Holbeach Reading Rooms and will be followed by the annual general meeting at 7pm.
The trust will also use the open evening event to launch its plans for a new eight bedroom unit to increase the number of beds to 47.
Mr Ellerbroek added: “This is very important to the community as a whole in view of the proposals for the large number of houses to be built in the area.”

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