insideKENT Magazine Issue 61 - April 2017 - Page 126

HEALTH + WELLNESS

AWARD-WINNING CARE AT

THE MIRAMAR

THE MIRAMAR IS AN AWARD-WINNING CARE HOME THAT HAS RECENTLY WON AWARDS IN THE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL FINALS OF THE GREAT BRITISH CARE AWARDS . THEY ARE ALSO TWO-TIME FINALISTS IN THE PRESTIGIOUS LAING BUISSON AWARDS FOR MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE IN 2015 AND 2016 . THE MIRAMAR IS RECOGNISED AS A CARE HOME WHICH IS SETTING THE STANDARD WITHIN KENT .
There can be nothing more important than ensuring our most vulnerable in society are cared for in a manner which is kind , compassionate and offers them a safe and trusting environment which meets all of their needs and wants . The role of the CQC is to inspect services to reassure the public that this is exactly the type of care which is being delivered . The Miramar ’ s overall ‘ Good ’ rating is a real testament to the hard work undertaken by the staff , and shows that they are providing just that type of service to residents .
The Miramar is more than just a care home . Whilst they provide skilled Nursing and Dementia care to many residents , they also have a large housekeeping and hospitality team to ensure they are as comfortable and capable as any hotel . Located in Herne Bay with idyllic sea views , the Miramar offers industry-leading care in a warm and comfortable environment .
One of the keys to their success is that the residents have a say in how their care home is run and are able to let staff know what they want . Another defining feature is the ability for couples to be able to stay together .
Darren Humby took over as general manager of the Miramar in February of 2016 having been the care services manager for over a year . With a varied and extensive nursing career to date , Darren says : “ I once upon a time could not have imagined working in a care home let alone feeling that this is the best job I have had in my career .”
In March 2016 , the Miramar was inspected by the Care Quality Commission ( CQC ) who undertook a thorough review of the services , looking at the quality and importantly the standard of care that the residents receive . Miramar achieved an overall ‘ Good ’ rating which was great news . Today , like every day , the goal is to be ‘ outstanding ’ in everything the Miramar does .
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• Independent Day and Boarding for children from 3 to 18
• Scholarships and bursaries available
• Full unlocking of GCSE and A-level potential
• Small class sizes and exceptional pastoral care
• Extensive local minibus routes throughout Kent
• Wide-ranging sport , drama and music provision 126