Top awards for Forth Bay

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

It is the third year that the awards have been held and 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.

Three of the top awards were presented to colleagues at Forth Bay with the Management and Leadership Award for Home Manager Fiona Day, Support Services Achievement to regional gardener Robert Ingles and the Nutrition and Eating Well Award to chef Alistair Todd.

Forth Bay Care Home experienced a significant fire last August which led to the full and safe evacuation of all residents and colleagues. Part of the home has since been refurbished and residents have moved back in. Sadly, parts of the building were beyond repair and the home is in the process of being rebuilt.

Fiona Day, who received a standing ovation at the awards ceremony, has led the Forth Bay team through what has been a difficult year, with residents split across two sites. She has shown incredible leadership skills and commitment to the home, its residents and her team.

“She has been through something which any manager would dread and has done so in a professional and diligent manner,” said one nomination.

“Despite everything that has gone on Fiona has remained positive and approachable,” said another.

Robert Ingles has worked at Scoonie House for the past 10 years as gardener and regional gardener. He is praised by both Forth Bay manager Fiona Day and Regional Manager Jackie Morrison for his team spirit and adaptability following the fire.

Alistair Todd was praised for being adaptable following the fire and working out of four different kitchens and in temporary accommodation, always providing a varied and nutritious diet for residents.

Managing Director Tracey Fletcher-Ray presented the recognition awards as well as long service awards for 10, 15 and 20 years. More than 30 long service presentations were made representing more than 370 years of service by colleagues in Scotland.

Tracey said; “It is fantastic to be able to recognise these achievements and all the great work which is done by Caring Homes in Scotland.”

Forth Bay provides care for people with nursing and dementia care needs as well as people with learning disabilities.

Forth Bay

Home Manager

Fiona Day

Address

Walker Street,
Kincardine on Forth,
Fife,
FK10 4NT

Contact
0808 223 5504
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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