Paul Parkin, Deputy Home Manager at Balmoral Care Home in Sheffield has been crowned Deputy Home Manager of the Year for the East of England 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 Paul demonstrated how he continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Deputy Home Manager of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors which included the winner demonstrating not only the residents in their home have positive experiences but their care needs are well met, as well as evidencing how they support the Home Manger, leading the care team.
Paul was nominated by a colleague. His nomination read: “Paul has worked at Balmoral for many years. His work ethic is second to none and he is a great support to everyone in the home. Paul is always professional and his main daily aim is to ensure his residents get the best care and he ensures that this is at the forefront of all his team’s hearts and minds. He has achieved many accolades over the years, the most recent being the Dementia Care Framework Accreditation. Paul will always go that extra mile and takes extra pride in the home. He is an attribute to the company and works alongside the manager at all times to ensure the best for the residents and the home.”
As the winner for the East of England, Paul is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. He 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.
Lynn Hawkins, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in South and West Yorkshire, said: “Paul is a very competent deputy who always goes the extra mile, and never asks for anything in return. His commitment to putting the residents first, ensuring all their care needs are met is second to none. Well done Paul! This award is very well deserved.”
Sam Jacob, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in the East of England, said: “Paul’s leadership and camaraderie has helped the home go from strength to strength. He’s a fantastic asset for them to have, as he’s always willing to help no matter what. The testimony that he’s had from his colleague just goes to show how well thought of he is in the home. Congratulations Paul.”
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 ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’. 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