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Local Care Home Assistant Practitioner wins Regional Care Accolade

Ros Standhurst from Harrogate Lodge Care Home in Leeds has been crowned the Regional Care Home Assistant Practitioner of the Year for England East in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.

These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this Year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Ros demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Regional Care Home Assistant Practitioner of the Year, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including how the overall winner has supported the Registered Nurses in their home to meet a range of clinical needs to enhance their residents’ experiences.

Ros was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Ros always goes the extra mile in her work. She comes in on days off comes and does things like decorate or take a resident to their granddaughters wedding day. She has a high standard of care and always delivers it in a respectful and dignified way.

As the winner for England East, Ros is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.

Debbie Campey, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care North and South East Yorkshire, said: “Well done Ros! You are a fantastic asset for Harrogate Lodge to have. Your dedication to the residents you care for both in normal working and non-working hours is exemplary. You’re definitely creating some very special experiences for our residents. Congratulations again Ros, this award is very well deserved.”

Sam Jacob, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in England East, said: “Ros’s testimony is a real credit to her. I met her at her CHAP graduation and can see why she’s so very highly thought of. Congratulations Ros, you are a very worthy winner of this award.”

The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.

The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.

Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.

“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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