My background is pretty wide ranging. As a nurse, I’ve worked in hospitals, in the community and for Marie Curie, as well as in several care homes. I’ve commissioned a new care home and I completed my nursing degree with four small children – so I like a challenge!
I joined Ferndown Manor in November 2018. Care UK has a great reputation and the home, as well as being a wonderful place to work, is delivering superb care to residents. My favourite part of the day is when activities are happening. It’s lovely seeing residents and colleagues spending time together, and seeing residents enjoying their day.
I’m enjoying getting to know the many people we care for – as well as my colleagues. I’m looking forward to supporting their great work as we continue to provide excellent person-centred care to the Ferndown Manor residents.
Before working here at Ferndown Manor I recruited temporary healthcare staff for different settings. I felt I wanted to use my relationship building skills in a care setting, so here I am. I also have personal experience of finding long term care for a loved one. I know how hard it is and what an emotional experience it can be.
I really enjoy getting to know colleagues and meeting new people. I’m looking forward to being part of the growing team at Ferndown Manor, building our community and meeting and exceeding the expectations of residents and their families.
I have over 30 years’ experience in my role, and I am dedicated to maintaining the highest standards. In my new role at Ferndown Manor, I hope to make a difference at the home and help to brighten the residents’ daily lives.
After seeing the lease of life my own grandmother found when she moved into a care home, I look forward to being able to share the same sense of joy to those living at Ferndown Manor. I have worked in the opening of a kitchen as part of a new build before, which has given me valuable experience. I am committed to delivering highest standards of meals for residents.