OSJCT Care Staff Receive Awards for Outstanding Achievements

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Female nurse on balcony with female residentOver 200 care workers from across Lincolnshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and quality of care in this year’s Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) Employee Awards.

Categories awarded within each county include Carer of the Year, Young Carer of the Year, Leader of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Hospitality Award, Unsung Hero.

In addition, 16 employees from across OSJCT received Care and Quality Accreditation Awards in  range of categories, including Dementia Care, Infection Prevention & Control and Medicines Management.

 127 members of staff also received certificates for completing qualifications in Health & Social Care, Dementia Care, Moving & Handling, Team Leading, Food Production & Cooking and Cleaning & Support Services Skills, Health and Social Care, Hospitality and Training and Business Administration.

Long Service Awards for up to 45 years employment with the Trust were also presented to 35 employees.

Dan Hayes, Acting Chief Executive for OSJCT, said: “Our employees go above and beyond, and all work extremely hard to ensure the best care for those who choose to live in our homes. Our annual Employee Awards are a way to recognise those that have gone the extra mile and an opportunity to celebrate their continued dedication and hard work.”

“The selfless individuals who work in our care homes across the country are the backbone of the Trust, and without them, we wouldn’t be able to provide the high-quality, person-centred care we pride ourselves on delivering to our residents.”

2015 Award Recipients

Carer of the Year:

Jonathan McHekeni from Trevone in Gloucester City Centre

Diane Topham, from Apple Trees in Grantham, Lincolnshire

Yvonne Lines from Old Station House in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Shaun Pike of Hayward Care Centre in Devizes, Wiltshire

 

Young Carer of the Year:

Emma Grimes from Millbrook Lodge in Brockworth, Gloucestershire

Louise Scott from Boultham House in Lincoln

Holly Knightley from Meadowcroft in Thame, Oxfordshire

Megan Jefferies from Ashwood Care Centre in Warminster, Wiltshire

 

Unsung Heroes:

Janet Neeley, Care Leader from Jubilee Lodge in Bourton-on-the-water, Gloucestershire

Claire Ashmore from Beckside in Lincoln

Katie Grant from Westgate in Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Louisa Wright from Athelstan House in Malmesbury & Peri Handymen from the OSJCT Support Team, all in Wiltshire

 

Leader of the Year Hospitality Award:

Antony Haigh from Chestnut Court in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire

Conny McGowan from Hartsholme House in Lincoln

Angie Williams from OSJCT’s Operations Centre in Witney, Oxfordshire

Annette Ayles from Watersmead in Westbury, Wiltshire

 

Volunteer of the Year:

Androullo Christou and Mary Elindes from Millbrook Lodge in Brockworth, Gloucestershire

Maureen Bray from Skirbeck Court in Boston, Lincolnshire

Gladys Bird from Westgate in Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Marjorie Dunford from Athelstan House in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

 

Long Service Awards:

45 Years of Service:

Marisa Richards from Wyatt House in Stroud, Gloucestershire

Lynn Woodhouse from Patchett Lodge in Spalding, Lincolnshire

 

40 Years of Service:

Wendy Moore and Ashley Kirby from Stirlings in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

Christine Pearce from Westgate in Wallingford, Oxfordshire

 

35 Years of Service:

Trudy Gwynne from The Coombs in Coleford, Gloucestershire

Brenda Broadberry from Foxby Court in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Valerie Jarvis, Home Manager from The Meadows in Thame, Oxfordshire

Christine Maria Perkins from Hayward Care Centre in Devizes, Wiltshire

Lorraine Pocock from Marden Court in Calne, Wiltshire

Doreen Stamp from St Wilfrid’s Priory in Arundel, Wiltshire

 

30 Years of Service:

Vonica Roy from Chestnut Court in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire

Julie Quincey from the OSJCT Support Centre in Wellingore, Lincolnshire

Marion Surfleet from The Poplars in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

Nirmal Gill, Carer from Marston in Oxford

Carol Bothwell from the OSJCT Operations Centre in Witney, Oxfordshire

Sheila Doman from Hayward Care Centre in Devizes, Wiltshire

Sue Sheekey from Coombe End Court in Marlborough, Wiltshire

Alison Stenning from the OSJCT Wiltshire Office

 

25 Years of Service:

Jane Russell from The Coombs in Coleford, Gloucestershire

Nicole Bassett, Janet Young and Muriel Temple from Jubilee Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Susan Strickland from Paternoster House in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Susan Pring from Spencer Court in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Julie Ritson, Carer from The Meadows in Thame, Oxfordshire

Nettle Melhado from Longlands in Oxford

Jennifer Alger from Bemerton Lodge in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Julie Brown from Marden Court in Calne, Wiltshire

Linda Ford from Hungerford House in Corsham, Wiltshire

Kathleen Harwood from Coombe End Court in Marlborough, Wiltshire

Susan Jones from Bemerton Lodge in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Suzanne Jones from Bartlett House in Andover, Wiltshire

Carol Perry from Seymour House in Chippenham, Wiltshire

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