I’ve been a Nurse for 29 years, working in Oncology and Palliative care. I was a Haematology Specialist Nurse, and worked with a private healthcare provider delivering care in the home. I then went into elderly care.
I started working for Caring Homes in 2012 at our sister home, Hillside in Sudbury, and went on to provide compliance coordination for all of our homes in Suffolk and Norfolk before joining Rendlesham as Home Manager.
I have enjoyed being able to make decisions and drive positive changes through my roles, and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to do this. It has been a joy to be involved with so many Caring Homes, and I’ve loved getting to know so many residents and colleagues, but now I’m pleased to be settled in Rendlesham and am looking forward to making a difference here.
I believe that good communication is important, and that the best type of care is provided in a supportive and friendly environment. Because Rendlesham is a fairly large and complex home, I have strived to make sure I’m available to residents and relatives whenever possible. I have also developed great connections with my whole Care Team, and we’re in touch day and night, during the week and at weekends.
I’m a supportive person and try to be as approachable as possible; I have an open door policy for residents, family members and colleagues alike. I believe in laying strong foundations, putting in the time and effort now to develop my Care Team for the future.
I’ve had a really positive experience with Caring Homes, and have received lots of great feedback from residents and relatives at Rendlesham.
I chose to work for Caring Homes because I’d heard good things through the Nurses’ network, and already had friends working in the Group. I’ve since got to know all of the Care Teams in each home across East Anglia, and have found that everyone is unique with different strengths and skills.
I have four children who I love spending time with outside of work. I also enjoy feeling fit and healthy, having recently lost 8 stone, and enjoy going to the gym in my spare time. I find that exercise helps keep my head clear, and I like getting outdoors to do some walking whenever I can.