Top award for Forth Bay Activities Coordinator

coordinaton 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.

Diane Buchannan received the Meaningful Activities award after a flurry of nominations praising her work with residents at the Peppermill Unit, Forth Bay. She has spent many hours transforming the dementia care unit, with the help of residents, bringing Kincardine indoors by recreating a variety of landmarks. Di also takes great pride in taking Forth Bay residents out and about, having made 30 trips to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo this year.

“Diane is an inspiration to all at Forth Bay and does a fantastic job,” said one nominator. “she has never ending enthusiasm for her role and is a huge asset to the team,” said another.

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.”

Forth Bay Care Home experienced a significant fire in August which led to the full evacuation of all residents and colleagues. Everyone was safely evacuated.

Residents were all quickly settled into alternative accommodation and we are delighted to report that 27 residents have now moved into the Scottish Miners Convalescent Trust accommodation at Blair Castle, just outside Culross. Di is spending her time with residents at Blair Castle and also those who are currently living at Glenbervie Care Home in Labert.

Caring Homes are fully committed to re-instating Forth Bay and a project team is working to organise this. Sadly, parts of the building are beyond repair and will be rebuilt, other parts of the home will be repaired and refurbished before reopening.

Long service awards for 10, 15 and 20 years were presented at the awards event by Caring Homes Group Chief Executive Paul Jeffery, who also gave special thanks to the entire Forth Bay team for their brilliant work since the fire in August.

Forth Bay

Home Manager

Fiona Day


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Kincardine on Forth,
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