I am a dual registered nurse with over 30 years’ experience, having worked in a variety of clinical and managerial roles within acute, community, NHS and the private sector. Even though I have worked with other age groups, I always find that I return to care of the elderly.
Since arriving on the Isle of Man, my role has been to provide a consistent managerial presence at Castle View, and assist in the transition from the previous owners to Caring Homes. I manage my team with a personal, caring approach and believe that my nature is best suited to nurturing others to achieve. I enjoy seeing my staff develop and empowering others to provide the best care that they can to the residents.
My biggest achievement to date at Castle View is assisting the home to introduce the ‘Living in My World’ dementia training programme and promoting members of staff to become trainers for their peers.
Outside of work I enjoy cooking, photography, eating out, reading, travel, the cinema and looking after our two Irish Setters – Guinness and Copper, and our ragdoll cat – Mr Quigley.