As Home Manager of Broadbridge Park, I lead a professional team in providing the highest standards of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 residents with varying needs. With over 40 years working in healthcare and 15 years as a Home Manager, including over 10 years as a Care Home Owner, I bring a wealth of experience to my role.
Throughout my care career, I’ve worked in various roles, which have given me a breadth of medical knowledge, including; Senior Registration and Inspection Officer for Care Homes in Croydon, Nursing Manager roles in the NHS and as a qualified mental health nurse, working to manage the transition to Care in the Community with the closure of long stay hospitals in Liverpool and Southport area. I have also completed my Diploma in Nursing from The University of London in addition to other degrees and membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Institute of Healthcare Managers.
I’m at my best when I’m caring for other people, so outside of work, I set up a charity, working in sub Saharan Africa. We aimed to reduce maternal mortality by introducing ultrasound scanning and training to identify at-risk pregnancies. Then we ensured appropriate medical support at delivery. The people of this district needed help in their journey to better health and nutrition by vaccinations, clean water, nutritious food and education. We trained health care activists to deliver funded programs from infant weighing and feeding, malaria and HIV treatment to growing vegetables.
I believe that improving the health of our residents is key through engaging wellbeing and lifestyle activities from pamper days, leisure center visits and joining Broadbridge Park Dementia choir.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is improving lives by supporting residents and their families. Every resident we care for has a history and a story to tell. Learning about their lives is a wonderful privilege.