Team members from Caring Homes’ seven Scottish care homes gathered together at Marchglen Care Centre in Fishcross, this month for the company’s Scottish Recognition Awards.
Colleagues, residents and relatives were asked to nominate across nine categories: Nurse of the Year, Nurse Newcomer, Care & Support, Care Newcomer, Meaningful Activities, Nutrition/Eating Well, Management/Leadership, Specialist Adult Care and Support Services.
Scotland Regional Manager for Caring Homes Jackie Morrison said; “These awards give us the opportunity to celebrate excellence in Scotland and the high calibre of the homes and colleagues we have working here. Everyone who was nominated deserve a special mention, as do all of those who have put in 10,15, or 20 years’ service with us.”
Caring Homes has seven high quality homes in Scotland, providing nursing, residential, specialist and dementia care for a wide range of residents.
After a large amount of nominations and a rigorous interview process the award winners were:
Nurse of the Year – Laura Hartley, Beechwood Park, Alloa
Nurse Newcomer – Joanna Siwinska, Hawkhill House, Aberdeen
Care & Support – Lee Haggart, Beechwood Park, Alloa
Care Newcomer – Janilyn Binns, Hawkhill House, Aberdeen
Meaningful Activities – Diane Buchannan, Forth Bay, Kincardine
Nutrition/Eating Well – Roddy Mackinnon, Scoonie House, Fife
Management/Leadership – Melanie MacDonald, Scoonie House, Fife
Specialist Adult Care – Christine Graham, Hillview Court, Sauchie
Support Services – Tess Masson, Hawkhill House, Aberdeen
More than 30 long service awards for 10, 15 and 20 years were also presented at the awards event by Caring Homes Group Chief Executive Paul Jeffery.