Award for Spalding care home manager

Carol Hillier.
Carol Hillier.

The manager of a Spalding care home has received a prestigious award from the British branch of the world’s oldest order of chivalry.

Carol Hillier, home manager at Southfield House, received a Silver Medal of Merit at the Order of Malta’s St John’s Day ceremony.

The award from the Sovereign Order of Malta was for her “excellent leadership qualities and her drive and ambition to provide the best possible outcomes”.

As a result of her skill and dedication, Carol has successfully progressed from home administrator to home manager with a continuously high performing home that has exceeded every target set.

A spokesman said: “She is dedicated to helping her team achieve positive outcomes for the home and empowers her senior team to take ownership of development within the home, encouraging their participation in the home’s ongoing internal and external compliance with regulations.

“According to colleagues, Carol works with the highest level of integrity and is very worthy of such a prestigious award.”

Carol was one of three Lincolnshire care employees from the Orders of St John Care Trust to receive awards, although she was unable to attend the ceremony at Brompton Oratory in London.