As the Home Manager at St Georges Nursing Home, I lead a professional team in providing the highest standards of nursing care for up to 67 residents with varying needs. Our commitment ensures they lead happy and fulfilling lives, whilst maintaining choice over the care and support they receive.
My career in healthcare began as a HCA after finishing my A levels. I worked nights at the local hospital and realised that I wanted to follow in my mums footsteps and become a nurse. I have now been an RGN for over 30 years and never looked back. I have worked in both medical and surgical nursing, which has embedded the clinical skills that I use today. I finally settled on working in renal nursing. I worked in this speciality for around 20 years, where I completed the renal course and also the advanced renal nurse practitioner course. I specialized in haemodialysis and eventually became an area manager for a private dialysis company. During this time I also went on to complete a management Masters degree in leadership and organisation in public services.
In 2013 I began working for a charity who asked me to assist with and then go on to manage one of their care homes. I have now worked in three homes including St Georges each with their own specialisms which bring with them their own challenges. I find working in a care home very rewarding, especially building relationships with the residents, their families and my colleagues.
I have enjoyed leading the team at St Georges. We have built a successful team with all of us working together to reach our goals. However we continue to look to the future and find ways in which to improve the home even further.
I have lived locally to St Georges since 2003 so have built up a good knowledge of the local community. Outside of St Georges I am part of a 3 piece rock band called ‘Solid State Radio’, we have played at various events and local festivals. I am also a member of the Bristol Society of Magicians, although I don’t regularly practice anymore I do have a few tricks up my sleeve, but shhhhhhh, that’s a secret!