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Stockport Care Team’s Excellence Recognised at the NHS STAR Awards

Published: Monday 18th January 2021

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Staff and residents at Stockport care home, Brinnington Hall on Middlesex Road, have been celebrating as they triumphed at the NHS STAR Awards.  The awards are organised by NHS Stockport CCG and Stockport Council as a way of recognising and thanking the regions social care workers for their hard work over the past year.
The Brinnington Hall team were awarded the coveted ‘Excellence in Quality’ accolade which is testament to their commitment to going above and beyond to provide person-centred care for their residents.  The awards were established in 2017 and each year hundreds of nominations are received from the public and care workers with a panel of industry experts given the task of deciding the winners.
During the course of the pandemic, staff at Brinnington Hall have been at the forefront of infection control policies through their ‘Ideal Fresh Living’ initiative which ensures the importance of fresh air, hygiene and sanitisation and government regulations are always in mind.  As well as working hard to keep their residents safe, the care team have also kept everyone smiling with activities such as creating a four-hole crazy golf course in the garden, showcasing their very own version of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and reuniting a couple for a special lunch on their 49th wedding anniversary. 
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the glittering awards ceremony was held virtually with Cllr Jude Wells, Cabinet member for Adult Care, Mark Fitton, Director Adult Social Services (DASS) Stockport MBC and Anita Rolfe, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality Assurance Stockport CCG in attendance.
The trio opened the 2020 award ceremony by thanking all health and social care staff for their hard work during the pandemic and stating that despite the challenges that 2020 has presented, health and social care staff have continued to deliver valuable services.
84-year-old Brinnington Hall resident, Reginald MacNeill, said, ‘I am so proud of our carers. I couldn’t think of a group of people more deserving of a STAR award. I have been hugely impressed with their commitment to their work over the last few months and I see first-hand how everyone goes above and beyond for us.  I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else’.
This is the third year that Brinnington Hall has scooped a STAR award, with their Caretaker winning the Hidden Star Award in 2019 and another member of the team winning Best Care Home Worker in 2018. 
Home Manager, Rachel McIntosh, said, ‘We are absolutely thrilled to take home the ‘Excellence in Quality’ star award. I would like to thank each of our brilliant Brinnington Hall staff for their dedication to their roles, you are all nothing short of inspiring and you should be extremely proud of yourselves!
Brinnington Hall, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home boasting a hair salon, café and cinema. The home, which is rated ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission, is currently welcoming new residents for short and long term placements and loved ones are able to visit in dedicated Covid-safe social rooms (subject to current guidelines).  For more information, call Rachel on 0161 406 3040 or visit