The Hollies wins national award for providing outstanding palliative and end of life care

Posted on April 25, 2022

The Hollies wins national award for providing outstanding palliative and end of life care

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The Hollies Care Centre has been awarded a national Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Quality Hallmark Award for its delivery of end of life care during the pandemic at the highest “Platinum” level.


The Award will be given as part of the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Virtual Awards on 5th May 2022, which recognises health and social care providers delivering quality care in the final years of life.

The Hollies Care Centre is one of 42 care homes, primary care, domiciliary care agency and hospitals which will receive the prestigious GSF quality hallmark across the country during the virtual ceremony. The Hollies is one of only four care homes in Gloucestershire to have attained GSF and the first to have achieved the Platinum level.

The Gold Standards Framework Centre, provides expert training for frontline staff in health and social care, to enable a ‘gold standard’ of care for people nearing end of life.

Before the pandemic hit, GSF provided face-to-face workshops, but have successfully adapted and moved online to adhere to COVID-19 regulations. The training has been a huge success, and has supported both families and patients to discuss end of life care planning and what matters to them at the end of life.

Jonathan Hawkins,  Managing Director of The Hollies and Holly Oak said: “The principle guidelines of the GSF have become ingrained into the very ethos of all that we do at The Hollies and have inspired all of our staff across both our homes,  to deliver the best possible loving care to our residents. I am very proud of the whole team who have worked tirelessly over the past two years to achieve the prestigious Platinum GSF award.” 

Julie Armstrong-Wilson, Lead Nurse for GSF said: “Congratulations to all 12 organisations that have successfully achieved accreditation and reaccreditation. The last two years have posed some incredible challenges to the health and social care workforce, so we are very proud of all of our successful applicants that took the time to submit their portfolios of evidence. We have also seen another 30 organisations demonstrate the sustainability of GSF and successfully receive the GSF Platinum Award (organisations that have been accredited more than once). The GSF team are so very proud of all our Award Winners, as there has never been a more important time to ensure we deliver quality end of life care, well done to you all!

Find out more about the Gold Standards Framework. For more information email us at or contact Chloe Ebbs on 01453 541400