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Wisteria House and Snowdrop Home Care have been awarded The Rutland Snowdrop Award for Compassionate Care.

Two very deserving winners celebrated their achievement at an Awards Tea hosted by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness

The Rutland Snowdrop Award aims to celebrate exceptional end of life health care workers (and care teams) for helping to improve end of life experiences in Rutland. 

Dr Hilary Fox, who helps to coordinate the award programme for Dying Matters in Rutland commented: “We received a great selection of very commendable nominations for the Rutland Snowdrop Award.  Our panel of Judges have had the difficult task of deciding who should receive the Rutland Snowdrop Award.    

It is heart-warming to see the personal thought and consideration the nominees have given to the people they have cared for.  Many of the health and care workers who have been nominated are prepared to go beyond the standard requirements for good care, to provide genuine support and comfort.  This matters greatly, not just to the person who is being cared for but also to their loved ones.”

Jayne Sharratt, Manager at Wisteria House said, “We always work hard to ensure all residents wishes, preferences and views are individualised and implemented when receiving End of life care to allow the resident to feel comforted, knowing that their wishes are being fulfilled at this important time in their life.”

Louise Bloor, Director at Snowdrop Home Care Rutland said, “We were delighted to hear that we have been nominated for the Rutland Snowdrop Award.  The touching feedback from the families who have nominated us is very rewarding and it is wonderful to see that our hard work makes such a positive difference”. 

The winners were invited to tea by HMS Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness, who is also the Patron of Dying Matters in Rutland. Tesco Store in Oakham, kindly donated generous hampers with teatime treats, to help the winners celebrate their awards. 

HMS Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness said; “I’m delighted to be able to highlight the valuable work that is done by so many health care workers who support people and their families during their end of life.   It is the human, less quantifiable side of care that can make all the difference to ensure someone’s end of life is comfortable, peaceful and has dignity.  I really hope people in Rutland will continue to put nominations forward to Dying Matters, as the valuable work done by carers deserves to be recognised and celebrated.”

Find out more about The Rutland Snowdrop Awards

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