Latham Lodge research nurse wins award

The team at Latham Lodge nursing home in Purbrook are celebrating after a clinical research nurse won a top award in the prestigious Nursing Times Awards 2018.

Home manager Sylvia Morse-Carter attended the black-tie awards event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London with NHS Solent nurse Sharon Simpson who won the award for Clinical Research Nursing.

Sharon spends much of her time at Latham Lodge where she has been carrying out research as part of the FINCH study into falls. It is the third time Latham Lodge has hosted research projects, working together with other healthcare providers in Hampshire. Latham Lodge received a Care Home Research Partnership Award earlier this year.

Care Home Manager Sylvia Morse-Carter said; “Lots of residents at Latham Lodge participate in the studies which can take up to a year to complete.

“This is an excellent example of partnership working and we all feel like winners through our involvement in this latest research.”

Many Latham Lodge colleagues assist in collecting data for the research, added Sylvia, and this time one who deserves a special mention for all her help is Linda Grady who is a team leader at Latham Lodge.

The current research project is coming to an end and Sylvia hopes to have a celebration at Latham Lodge to mark everyone’s participation and Sharon’s win. The Nursing Times Awards are sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research.

Latham Lodge, part of Caring Homes, was formerly a substantial 1930’s family residence in Purbrook, Portsmouth. The home has been sensitively converted to provide the highest standards of nursing care for up to 37 elderly people in an environment that retains a real sense of home.

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Sylvia Morse-Carter


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely

Paul Jeffery – Chief Executive Officer

Frank Cummins – Clinical Director