A NURSING home in York has been shortlisted for two awards.

Fulford Nursing Home is down to the final list for the Care Team of the Year and Management Team of the Year of the 2017 Caring UK Awards.

The Heslington Road home, which cares for 28 residents and has operated for 27 years, won last year's Healthwatch York Make A Difference Award, and will find out on Friday whether it can add the latest gongs to its list of accolades, when the Caring UK Awards are held in York.

Elizabeth Hancock, the home’s business manager, said the nominations had given staff and residents "a spring in their step".

She said: "Everybody wants to do better, we’re looking to improve and this was a reward for their hard work year on year.

"We’re entrusted every day to look after very important people; they’re someone’s relation – mums, dads, grandparents, brothers, sisters – so to be recognised for the work that we do just makes it even more special because our staff give all of themselves every day."

The home has also been praised for its 'safety huddles' - daily staff meetings to discuss residents who need particular attention - and a scheme to promote hydration, which means every member of staff - from nurses to handymen - look out for residents.

Michelle Carrington, the CCG’s chief nurse and executive lead for quality and patient experience, said she was "thrilled" at the recognition.

She said: "We work closely with care homes across the Vale of York via our Partners in Care programme. The time and energy working with our partners and the effort put in day after day by the home’s staff has to be commended. Everyone at the CCG hopes that they’re victorious."

The Caring UK Awards are the first of their kind, and celebrate work done by the care industry across the UK, will be held at the National Railway Museum on Friday.