Residents, their families and the local community were joined by district nurses and the Mayor of Newton Aycliffe to celebrate the recent ‘Good’ CQC report at Defoe Court Care Home.

To mark the occasion, attendees were treated to high tea, an Elvis tribute act, and caricatures by the talented Paul Slattery. The team at Defoe Court was delighted to receive an impressive CQC report that rated the home as “Good” overall, with a highly-coveted “Outstanding” rating in the Care category. The report demonstrates the home is providing high standards of care for Residents.

Defoe Court is also celebrating achieving a 9.8 average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website, and was recently ranked in the Top 20 care homes in the North East for 2017.

Sarah Todd, Defoe Court Home Manager, said:

“I’m delighted to have welcomed so many friends, family members and guests to our celebration event.

The Good CQC report is the culmination of a huge effort from the team and recognition of the consistent standards we set for ourselves at Defoe Court.”

Lynn Lant, HC-One Area Director, said:

“I’d like to thank Mayor Wendy Hillary for joining us to celebrate Defoe Court’s Good CQC Celebration event.

“Defoe Court is a very special care home and for it to be recognised as “Oustanding” for Care is a fitting description for the consistent standard of kind care delivered in the home on a daily basis.”