Hartford Care is delighted to announce that Lesley Wise has been appointed as the new General Manager at The Elms Nursing Home, in Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight.
In this exciting role, Lesley will be taking full responsibility for the coordination and day-to-day running of the Nursing Home, that provides a warm and comfortable environment for residents. Lesley will also manage the fully trained, caring and compassionate team at the 48-bed care home.
Lesley has been appointed to the highly coveted role based on her career progression from a staff nurse to deputy positions and extensive experience of running Care Homes for over 11 years.
Lesley has unique and fascinating experiences of working in the Armed Forces. Joining at 18-years-old, Lesley worked at Whitehall in London to perform the incredible task of sending encrypted messages around the word on behalf of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Located in the beautiful village of Bembridge on the most easterly point of the Island, The Elms is a wonderful Edwardian property with a purpose-built wing, that was originally adapted from a former hotel.
Lesley says I was attracted to joining the Hartford Care group because I like the values of being part of a “family”. My goal for care at The Elms, is to treat residents, staff, family and guests the way I would like to be treated. I want to ensure people have fun in life, doing what is important to them.
I look forward to supporting our residents to live a life with purpose, kindness and consideration so they can receive the support they need. I see my role as a leader, motivator, teacher, ambassador, and nurturer and I am thrilled to be working with the team at The Elms and the Hartford Care team.
Hartford Care is a family-owned business that has been established for over a century and good fun is simply at the heart of everything we do.
The Elms recently celebrated its first anniversary since it was acquired by Hartford Care, previously owned by Scio Healthcare. The celebration was attended by residents, staff, relatives, family carers and guests who were treated to a Burns’ Night celebration. This included a traditional three-course Scottish themed meal comprising Cullen Skink soup, haggis, Scottish beef pie, neeps and tatties with raspberry cranachan for desert.
Care home manger Lesley Wise read the traditional Ode to the Haggis by Robert Burns and local entertainer Graham Matthews performed songs by artists such Rod Stewart and the popular Donald Where’s Your Troosers which lead to some fun interpretations of the Highland Fling dancing from the residents and staff.