Quality award for care home

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A CARE home in Selston has beat off nationwide competition to win a prestigious award.

Millington Springs Care Home beat off competition from nursing homes across the country to win the Quality Care Home of the Year award.

The Elder Homes Group, which runs the nursing home in Portland Road, hosts an award ceremony each year to recognise the achievements of its 14 care homes nationwide and reward staff who have excelled throughout the year.

The Quality Care Home of the Year award is one of the highest accolades offered at the ceremony.

Mental health nurse at the home Stacey Wilson said: “It looks at all aspects of the quality of care you provide in the home so it’s a big award.

“We were all shocked, we thought someone else would get it. We were overjoyed.”

Ms Wilson put the win down to teamwork.

“We work as a team to try and get as much good work done as possible, so we meet all the needs of the people who we look after”, she said.

Managing director David Messenger said: “I’m so appreciative of all of the hard work the staff at Millington Springs have put in.

“They have been so dedicated to their roles, and they have really gone that extra mile in their jobs.”

The 2011 Elder Homes national awards took place on February 2 at The Village Hotel and Leisure Club in Chilwell, Nottingham.

Last year the manager at the home, David Messenger, won an award at a ceremony hosted by Caring Times Magazine, and in 2009 worker Jean Wilkins won the Elder Homes’ activities co-ordinator of the year award.