A group of top carers have been recognised for their outstanding performance and dedication at the Meallmore Staff Awards, which took place last week.
Meallmore Ltd opened the doors of its first nursing home for the elderly in 1987, marking this year as their 30th anniversary and a special occasion for the company, the 2017 awards and the staff.
Members of staff from Meallmore’s 23 care homes across Scotland came together at Perth Race Course to celebrate a successful year and recognise employees who make a real difference to the lives of residents and their family members.
With twelve awards categories, including Excellence in Support Services, Staff Newcomer and Carer of the Year, hundreds of nominations were put forward this year by residents, their families, visiting professionals and staff. The company now employs in the region of 1600 staff and all were eligible for nomination.
Gerry Hennessey, managing director of Meallmore, said: “Celebrating success and recognising the hard work of all our staff is extremely important to everyone at Meallmore, especially during our 30th anniversary year. Our annual awards ceremony is a date which everyone looks forward to and brings all our teams together under one roof to celebrate all the effort each member of staff puts in throughout the year.
“I would like to congratulate our worthy winners and also personally thank all our Meallmore staff who go above and beyond to provide the highest standards of care for our residents.”
Meallmore is committed to providing high quality care and support, investing in staff training, engagement and communication to ensure residents have access to the best possible care.
The company, who celebrated their 30th anniversary this year, provides a range of residential nursing, dementia and mental health care across Scotland.
Award winners include:
- Staff Newcomer: Rhys Cunningham, Parklands
- Excellence in Dementia: Kayleigh Gibson, St Modans
- Manager of the Year: Heather Harold, Auchtercrag
- Nutrition & Eating Well: Brian Gollan, Ivybank House
- Excellence in Support Service: Linda McCulloch, Mearns House
- Specialist Adult Care Worker: Michael Clarke, Manor Care Home
- Nurse of the Year: Claire Harper, Kincaid House
- Senior Care Worker: Gillian Hall, Crimond House
- Carer of the Year: Caroline Geddes, St Olaf
- Head Office and Field Based Support: Daniel McDonald, Caulfield House
- Meaningful Activities: William Cawley, The Oaks
This year’s Prestigious Chairman’s Award was presented to Debbie Simpson, Care Home Manager for St Modans.
Winners were presented with a certificate, trophy and an iPad, with runners up receiving a certificate of recognition.