Awards for carers in Holbeach, Market Deeping and Spalding
Teams at Country Court’s five local care and nursing homes have celebrated their annual staff awards.
Because of COVID-19, the awards at the three Spalding homes and the ones in Holbeach and Market Deeping were held virtually, with nominations made online. The judges reviewed the entries and winners were announced in a series of virtual award ceremonies.
There were over 1,000 nominations across the group from staff and residents and their families. This year it was clear how much families appreciated the efforts of staff to keep their loved ones safe and how much staff had supported each other throughout the pandemic.
Winners at Ashwood Care and Nursing Home in Spalding Common were receptionist Hilda Villarete, senior carer Anca Toderas and care assistant Louise Norman.
A family member who nominated Hilda said: “I would like to nominate Hilda because she is the "face" of Ashwood, and the perfect ambassador for your company.
"Every time I have visited my mother, especially during these most difficult times, she has looked after me and the home to the Nth degree. She is without doubt exactly the type of person to make you feel safe and well looked after.”
At Beech Lodge Care and Nursing Home in Holbeach, winners were deputy manager and nurse Sinoj Thomas, care assistant Chloe Hart and home manager Karen Atillo. Chloe was nominated because she “has gone above and beyond to make sure residents have person-centred care. She always has a smile on her face and brightens everyone’s day up".
Winners at Fenchurch House Care Home in Spalding Common were Teresa Pegram, Suria Webb, Tina Ellis and a special commendation for Edmalyn Consigna. Edmalyn was nominated for going above and beyond to make residents to the new care home feel comfortable and welcome.
At St John’s Care Home on Hawthorn Bank in Spalding, winners were deputy manager Natalie Parnham, care assistant Sharon Hare and activity coordinator Norva McIntosh. A family member who nominated Norva said: “We would have lost mum if it wasn’t for this lady, she had time to talk to mum, taking over from her family who couldn’t help because of lockdown. Even mum calls her ‘her angel’.”
Winners at Rose Lodge Care Home in Market Deeping were activity coordinator Cayley Jones, wellbeing coordinator Claire Farrer, care assistant Jerwin Andallo and a special commendation for home manager Natalie White.
When nominating Natalie, one family member said: “Natalie’s help and support and never give up attitude when mum first came to Rose Lodge was exceptional. Natalie made my mum's transition to the home a lot easier for all the family and went out of her way to make mum comfortable.”
The award categories are aligned to the company’s three core values of ‘local home, national family’, ‘shared experiences bring us together’ and ‘celebrating life every day’.
Co-CEO Alykhan Kachra said: “The Country Court directors are extremely proud of our staff family this year. Every day in our homes across the country we have seen examples of how our teams have gone above and beyond to keep our residents safe, often putting them before their own families.
"We are very lucky to have such a supportive and devoted group of people. The awards are an important opportunity to celebrate the positive work going on in our homes. Our staff should be proud of the difference they have made to people’s lives this year."