Trio of top awards for Hawkhill House

Team members from our seven Scottish care homes gathered together at Marchglen Care Centre in Fishcross, this week 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 Hawkhill House in Aberdeen with the Care Newcomer award going to Lissys Astroza, Nurse of the Year to Sarah Borthwick and Meaningful Activities to Jacqueline Zenteno.

Carer Lissys Astroza started work at Hawkhill House in January and was described by those who nominated her as having ‘a very caring, intuitive and warm approach’.

Home Manager Mel Shearer said; “Lissys maintains a professional demeanour at all times. Listening to her engage and communicate with our residents with her kind and caring nature brings a joy to me as a manager as this is the kind of care we promote for our home.”

Nurse Sarah Borthwick is very highly thought of among her team and described as ‘a joy’ to work with. One of her nominations describes her as an ‘exceptional nurse’ who is always mindful of the needs of others and encourages her colleagues in every way she can.

Activities co-ordinator Jacqueline Zenteno has improved the variety and amount of activities for the residents at Hawkhill House and has also been key in putting together a newsletter for relatives.

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 re-presenting 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.”

Hawkhill House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Mel Shearer

Address

234 North Deeside Road,
Milltimber,
Aberdeen,
AB13 0DQ

Contact
0808 223 5322
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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