Whitley Bay care home celebrates Diamond Status

Earsdon Grange care home in Wellfield, near Whitley Bay, has been awarded prestigious Diamond Status by North Tyneside Council.

The home, which is part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group, was recognised by the council for the improvements it has made in the prevention, identification, escalation, and response to residents’ health concerns.

Staff at Earsdon Grange use a digital health monitoring system, rolled out across North Tyneside in 2019, to monitor the health of residents. The systems allows for data such as blood pressure and blood oxygen levels to be uploaded and analysed, generating a National Early Warning Score which can be shared with other healthcare professionals, including the home managers and the visiting frailty nurse. Healthcare professionals inside and outside the home have online access to all observations, which can be used to support clinical decision-making.

Home manager Nicola Bell said: “Diamond Status recognises that all our staff have furthered their knowledge and we’ve made great improvements in terms of prevention, identification, and response to any signs of deterioration in the individuals in our care.

“This has been a fantastic effort; the leadership team and staff have really pulled together to make this happen … We are very proud to now hold this Diamond rating.”

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