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Tor-Na-Dee

Trusted to care in Milltimber - Aberdeen, Scotland

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Meet our friendly care team

Managers, carers, nurses, chefs, maintenance people, administrators and housekeepers – it takes a large team of dedicated, hardworking people to keep our Aberdeen care home running smoothly. Explore these pages to learn more about our supportive team.

Maureen Barrett

Home Manager

Maureen Barrett

I qualified as a general nurse in 1982 and then worked in hospitals throughout the UK before moving into residential care.

I became a care home manager in 2000 and worked at several homes in the Aberdeen area, before arriving at Tor-Na-Dee as a brand new home in 2008.

I'm a very positive, driven person and always aim to do the best I can for residents and the home. I love to see that residents are well looked after and that they feel happy and contented. And it's reassuring to know that residents' families are really pleased with the care that we provide.

It's also rewarding to watch team members develop and blossom. I'm proud of how Tor-Na-Dee has progressed since it opened and the high standard of care that our knowledgeable team provides every single day. We do lots of surveys among residents, families and the people that work here, to gather feedback and suggestions, and we have monthly meetings with residents and relatives. I also hold a monthly manager's surgery but my door is always open to anyone who'd like to talk.

In my own time, I squeeze in as much as I can – I enjoy going to the theatre and the cinema, as well as reading and doing crosswords. And I like to keep active too, with Zumba and tai chi classes.

Fiona Orvis
Lifestyle Coordinator

When I heard that Care UK was a good company to work for, that the team at Tor-Na-Dee were very friendly and dedicated, and the home was run to a very high standard, I knew it was the place for me!

I used to work as a Pharmacist, so this is quite a change for me, but I’m glad to have made the switch. My favourite part of the day is when we are doing an activity and everyone is having a great time. It makes me feel very happy. Seeing residents laughing and smiling makes my day.

My interests outside of work include spending time with my family, walking in the Highlands, going to movies, travelling and seeing my friends.

Heather Palmer
Lifestyle Coordinator

I joined the team at Tor-Na-Dee because my dad lived here for a few years.

I always enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and thought I’d like to give something back to the team for the kindness they showed my father and our family.

My working background is quite varied. I used to be cabin crew for British Airways, then, after having my children, I qualified as a Child Practitioner and worked in schools and nurseries.

I view the residents as my friends, so I enjoy spending time with them. There’s nothing better than seeing the difference we’ve made to their day – it could be chatting to them over breakfast or taking them out on a trip. We do lots of different fun activities, and I enjoy them all. Everything we do is about supporting residents to live life to the full.

Our experienced teams

Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Carers

Our hardworking teams always keep individuals and their families at the heart of the care they provide. We work with you to shape the care your loved one receives, the food they’re served, the activities and experiences they want to do – even the ways they prefer to keep in touch with their friends and family. 

Nurses

The nurses at Care UK are highly skilled and receive sector-leading training, which enables them to keep developing expertise in different clinical fields from dementia to palliative care.

Lifestyle

Our dedicated lifestyle teams work hard to organise a range of activities and events at our home. From gardening and baking to quizzes, music sessions and even live entertainment. Above all, we get to know your loved one to make sure our activities are tailored to suit their interests and hobbies.

Home support roles

From catering to maintenance, housekeeping to administration, our home support teams play a crucial part in ensuring individuals enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.

All our teams get to know each person they care for to ensure they provide a service that’s designed around their unique needs and tastes. 

Infection control

Each of our homes have a trained Infection Control and Prevention Champion – they are responsible for carrying out daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.