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20 May 2015

This year 3 FSHC staff have been shortlisted for the Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2015. Melanie Bowden, Joanne Agnelli and Shily Paul have all been nominated for awards. The ceremony is being held on Thursday 21st May 2015 at the Culloden Hotel, Holywood, Northern Ireland.

Organised by the RCN, this is the eighteenth year of the awards, which provide the opportunity to highlight excellence within nursing in Northern Ireland and celebrate the contribution that nurses make to the health and wellbeing of the people of Northern Ireland.

FSHC are also proud to be sponsoring a brand new category, the Independent Sector Registered Manager Award, which Shily has been nominated for. Details of our 3 finalists and the categories they have been nominated for:

- Melanie Bowden – Chief Nursing Officer’s Award

- Joanne Agnelli – Team Manager Award

- Shily Paul – Independent Sector Registered Manager Award

FSHC are hugely proud of our finalists Melanie, Joanne and Shily and wish them good luck on the night!

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[Picture: Melanie Bowden and resident]

International nurse's day

20 May 2015

At Four Seasons Health Care we're proud of our nurses and appreciate the care and compassion they demonstrate in our care homes. To recognise the great job they do every day of the year we marked International Nurses’ Day on 12th May. To help with the celebrations, this year we sent all our nurses a
box of chocolates and a thank you card from our CEO, Tim Hammond.

Nurses’ Day is an important opportunity to celebrate the enormous contribution that nursing staff make every single day. For the past 50 years the celebration has taken place on 12th May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

We believe that good care starts with having the right people to deliver it. We work hard to ensure we’re recruiting the right people, and invest in training and development to encourage them to stay – our aim is to be the best place to work in the care sector.

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Rydal-ROCK-Award

17 May 2015

On 30th April, two dedicated members of Rydal Care Home’s team of staff were presented with ROCK Awards in recognition of their exceptional care to residents and the high standards they consistently demonstrate within the home.

The carers who received the much admired ROCK Award were Paul Stewart Senior Carer and Ann O’Neill Care Assistant, seen here in the photograph with the Home Manager, Jacqui Hodgson (centre).

“Since starting work at Rydal just a few months ago, I have been impressed by the level of compassion, kindness and commitment demonstrated by both Paul and Anne. All too often the care industry is acknowledged only when things go wrong and I am proud to have some excellent staff in the home. As prestigious as it is, the ROCK Award is only a gesture in acknowledgement of the huge amount of care given by these two fantastic members of staff” said Jacqui Hodgson, Home Manager

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Regents-View-VE-Day

15 May 2015

Residents, families and staff at Regents View had a wonderful time celebrating VE day at the home with lots of happy memories and stories being shared throughout the day.

Many of the staff came in 1940s clothes and the home was decorated with 40s memorabilia. Music from the era was played and sung during the celebrations and everyone enjoyed the nostalgic entertainment and activities. There was even a visit from a PAT dog called Rolo that spent the day at Regents View enjoying the attention.

“We all had such a lot of fun on the day. It was lovely to see such a positive response from the residents and their families to the event and Rolo was definitely the star of the day” said Hayley O’Neil, Home Manager.

Karaoke-at-ringshill

15 May 2015

It was an afternoon of singing along to everyone’s favourite tunes at Ringshill Care Home recently. The home was full of music, laughter and song as residents and staff took to the microphone and fake guitars and gave their audience a tune.

Two residents who really got into the groove were residents, Rita and June, seen here in the picture.

“We all had such a great time and the residents thoroughly enjoyed joining in with all the songs. It is a happy atmosphere in our home and the staff are always planning something fun at Ringshill. The karaoke was a particular hit,” said Home Manager, Catherine Campbell.

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