Caring Homes celebrates excellence in Scotland

Team members from Caring Homes’ seven Scottish care homes gathered together at Marchglen Care Centre in Fishcross, this month for the company’s Scottish Recognition Awards.

Colleagues, residents and relatives were asked to nominate across nine categories: Nurse of the Year, Nurse Newcomer, Care & Support, Care Newcomer, Meaningful Activities, Nutrition/Eating Well, Management/Leadership, Specialist Adult Care and Support Services.

Scotland Regional Manager for Caring Homes Jackie Morrison said; “These awards give us the opportunity to celebrate excellence in Scotland and the high calibre of the homes and colleagues we have working here. Everyone who was nominated deserve a special mention, as do all of those who have put in 10,15, or 20 years’ service with us.”

Caring Homes has seven high quality homes in Scotland, providing nursing, residential, specialist and dementia care for a wide range of residents.

After a large amount of nominations and a rigorous interview process the award winners were:

Nurse of the Year – Laura Hartley, Beechwood Park, Alloa

Nurse Newcomer – Joanna Siwinska, Hawkhill House, Aberdeen

Care & Support – Lee Haggart, Beechwood Park, Alloa

Care Newcomer – Janilyn Binns, Hawkhill House, Aberdeen

Meaningful Activities – Diane Buchannan, Forth Bay, Kincardine

Nutrition/Eating Well – Roddy Mackinnon, Scoonie House, Fife

Management/Leadership – Melanie MacDonald, Scoonie House, Fife

Specialist Adult Care – Christine Graham, Hillview Court, Sauchie

Support Services – Tess Masson, Hawkhill House, Aberdeen

More than 30 long service awards for 10, 15 and 20 years were also presented at the awards event by Caring Homes Group Chief Executive Paul Jeffery.

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