Litty Matthews; WINNER of the Best Care Home Nurse 2019

We are so incredibly proud to share the news that this year at the very prestigious Stockport Star award Ceremony, our very own Litty Matthews was awarded the Best Care Home Nurse for 2019.

Litty has 22 years of Nursing experience and has been at Plane Tree Court for 14 years. She has a wide range of experience particularly in Emergency, Orthopaedic and Elderly Care. She puts in 100% day in day out and always provides the best care possible. Litty is caring, committed, reliable and compassionate. She is very supportive to the families as well as her work colleagues and we are just so happy that this has been recognised externally and can be celebrated.

On 20th February we had a small event at the home to celebrate Litty. Wes Brown presented Litty with the award. Residents, familys and team members all gather along with local news papers to share in this fantastic day.

Well Done Litty, we are all so proud of you!!

Plane Tree Court receives their 6 Steps (End of Life) Care Award!

On Monday 10th December Plane Tree Court received their Six Steps (End of Life Care) Award.

They have made quite remarkable progress in the last two years, both from the perspective of individualised, person centred end of life care but also in relation to a reduction in the number of admissions and days spent in hospital in the last year of life.

Between January and November 2018 Plane Tree have had 20 deaths. Of these:
80% were cared for in the care home in their documented preferred place of care
Of the four residents who were recorded as dying in hospital 3 were unexpected and were therefore appropriate admissions
A fourth resident was known to be approaching the very last weeks of life but unexpectedly dipped and a GP and paramedics decided to admit the resident to hospital. The resident died in an ambulance in the car park at Plane Tree.

These outcomes are impressive and although Plane Tree have done the bulk of the work, they will say that they have been well supported by the practice, largely by Dr Taylor but also others in her absence.