Deanna Lane, spent decades working as a nurse and midwife, then as a care home trainer and manager before taking on the role of home manager at Sandfields, which is run by leading health and social care provider Care UK.
Since her appointment, Deanna, from Gloucestershire, has made some big improvements to the home, such as bringing in a new chef – who has worked in Rosette-awarded restaurants – to revamp the menu. Deanna has bolstered the existing clinical and care workforce with staff who have worked in the hotel and leisure industry.
Speaking of her plans for the home, Deanna says: “Many people have a misconception of care homes. However, at Sandfields, we have a committed and compassionate team, and I want to build upon this talent and level of care to make Sandfields the care home of choice in Cheltenham. After all, the best care should make a resident feel like they’re at home, but enjoying the high quality services of a hotel.”
Daniel Turner, regional director at Care UK, said: “Deanna’s appointment strengthens the team here at Sandfields, and we are all very pleased to have her on board. This is one of Care UK’s most popular homes and, while every detail has been considered to provide the highest standards of care, having the right people working in the home is key to the overall experience of residents.
“Deanna is a highly experienced, skilled individual and she has had a successful track record in the care sector. I know Deanna will play an important part in driving standards to ensure Sandfields builds on its reputation for quality, person-centred care.”
Situated on St George’s Road, the purpose-built Sandfields care home offers a range of services from short term respite care to residential and specialist dementia care.