Archive for November, 2020

Another four years thanks to NHSLPP tender win

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Another four years thanks to NHSLPP tender win

Fosse Healthcare are excited to announce that we have been awarded a continuation of the framework under the NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHSLPP), on which we currently provide.

Fosse were originally awarded this framework back in 2015, and since then we have been providing Nursing and Care staff to hospitals and organisations which include;

  • NHFT Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • LPT – HCL
  • NGH – Northampton General Hospital
  • Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke ADPRAC

This is a three-year contract with potential to be extended into 2024.

Operations Director, Sabrina Sacco: “We are very pleased to have been approved for another three years with NHSLPP, and we are grateful to all our wonderful staff”.

‘GOOD’ CQC rating for Mansfield

Friday, November 20th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that our Mansfield branch has been awarded a CQC rating of ‘GOOD’!

Here are a few of the comments raised in our report;

“People felt safe when staff cared for them in their homes”.

“We do now get the same carers each week and 99% of the time they arrive on time”. “We continued to get the same during lockdown which was good as we were both shielding.”

“ Staff were recruited safely. People’s medicines were well managed. Accidents and incidents were appropriately investigated. Robust infection control procedures were in place. This included how to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.”

“The staff know what they are doing and keep [my relative] safe. For example, we have a stair lift and they will prompt [family member] to make sure they sit correctly and the same in the shower, they make sure they are sat properly on the seat. I have no concerns about safety.”

People felt especially well supported during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff wellbeing was actively supported and monitored.

“I got a regular phone call once a week during lockdown, to check I was well and to see if I needed anything.”

A huge thank you to the entire Mansfield team who have worked tirelessly this year to provide a caring, safe and effective service to our clients.

You can read the full report here.

Fosse Healthcare now has a rating of ‘GOOD’ across all homecare branch locations; our goal moving forward is to raise the bar to ‘OUTSTANDING’.

Fosse Healthcare wins CSE accreditation for Nottinghamshire, again!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Fosse Healthcare has recently won a tender with Nottinghamshire County Council which earns us a place on the Care Support and Enablement (CSE) Accreditation contract – providing outreach and accommodation-based services to younger adults with disabilities and/or complex needs.

This is the second time Fosse Healthcare has earned this accreditation; the areas covered within this new tender include Newark and Sherwood, Mansfield, Ashfield and Broxtowe and referrals will come directly from the Local Authority.

The contract will join the frameworks and accreditations already being developed by our Healthcare division, staffed through our excellent care team.

All we want for Christmas, is you!

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

All we want for Christmas, is you!

Christmas is always a busy time of year, with presents to buy, people to see and arrangements which needs to be made. It is also the coldest and darkest time of year, not to mention the loneliest! 

Over the holidays we rely on our care staff more than ever. Some of our clients might not have family members who can visit them, or they may be frightened to leave the house alone in case they fall. Some might not have the mobility, as much as they would like to get out.

That is where our wonderful Care Assistants step in.

They offer:

Companionship to elderly adults who may not have family members who live close enough to visit or are worried to visit during these times of the pandemic.

Pain relief; a gentle hand and a reassuring word to reposition a bed-bound Service User who may be sore, or a friendly reminder when it’s time to take medication.  

Routine and normality to those with dementia, giving structure to a Service User’s week and helping to calm any nervousness or fear.

Peace of mind to our clients and their families, with the knowledge that if anything were to happen big or small, someone will be with them soon.

Dignity, and the safety and reassurance that comes with knowing someone has your best interests at heart, even if they may have been embarrassed about receiving care.

Independence, giving our clients the confidence to try things on their own and build their stamina, strength or mobility whilst always being on hand for support.

We could use someone like you.

This year is looking to be one of the toughest Christmases we have seen here at Fosse, and our care staff are working unbelievably hard to ensure they can care for all of our clients. But we could really use your help!

We are looking for confident and compassionate people to join our workforce over the Christmas period. They must be friendly, quick thinking and patient. Ideally, they must also have a car or other form of transport.

All training will be provided using our online training programme from the comfort of your own home, so you don’t need any existing qualifications, and a dedicated Recruitment Officer will see you from application through to uniform in just a few weeks.

Just one more Care Assistant in each of the villages, towns or areas we cover would make such a huge difference.

Apply now!

Fosse Healthcare announce takeover of North Hykeham homecare services

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Fosse Healthcare has announced the takeover of a North Hykeham Branch (Lincolnshire) previously owned by Meridian Health and Social Care.

The deal sees Fosse Healthcare welcome more than 130 clients, as well as the existing care and office workforce.

Managing Director Volt Sacco explains, “On behalf of Fosse I would like to welcome all the clients and staff to Fosse Healthcare. The transfer has gone smoothly, and we remain fully committed to the communities in North Hykeham and partnership working with Lincolnshire County Council.  As part of this deal we are relocating to new offices in the LN6 area as we feel this will be better suited to the needs of the service”

More to follow, soon.