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Local Nurse wins Regional Care Accolade

Sheila Gavriliuc from Aspen Lodge Care Home in Skegness has been crowned the Regional Registered Nurse 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 Sheila demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Regional Registered Nurse of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including how the overall winner who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to the daily experience of those in their care.

Sheila was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Sheila is absolutely brilliant, Aspen Lodge wouldn’t be the same without her. No job is too big or too small, and nothing is too much trouble for her. Sheila is 100% dedicated to her job, and always has the time to listen to her residents, their relatives and her colleagues.

As the winner for the East of England, Sheila 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.

Jayne Clark, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care Lincolnshire and Humber, said: Sheila regularly goes above and beyond supporting the Home Manager wherever possible. She is valued by residents, relatives and colleagues alike and is a true asset to the home. Well done Sheila.”

Sam Jacob, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in the East of England, said: “Sheila is dedicated to the residents at Aspen Lodge. She regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that their needs are met. You are a deserving winner Sheila.”

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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