Hollie Garrard, Senior Care Assistant at Bon Accord Care Home in Hove has been crowned Carer of the Year at the first Four Season’s Care Awards.
The award Hollie has won commends her for how she understands her residents’ individual needs and how she strives to personalise their care whilst providing them with special experiences.
Following over 1,200 nominations, Hollie was shortlisted with five other colleagues from over 300 Four Season’s Care Homes across the UK.
Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, presented Hollie with this award said: “Our carers are the back bone of this organisation. They provide 1.7 million hours a year of care to our residents. Minute by minute, hour by hour they are making care special day in, day out. I want to thank all 10,000 carers out there, you really are amazing people. Hollie epitomises what it is to be a carer and I was very humbled to present her with this award.”
Michael Go, Home Manager for Bon Accord Care Home said: “Hollie is an exemplary carer. At a young age she has been an effective leader who is adored by all. Hollie is respectful and ensures residents and their relatives are treated like family. She is trusted by residents’ relatives. She is reliable and is always honest and open. Hollie has shown genuine passion and concern in making sure that the residents receive the best care possible. She lives and breathes the Four Seasons Health Care Values all with the aim of making a difference to those she cares for. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate her on this award.”
On receiving the award, Hollie said: “I was over the moon when I found out I was nominated. I love being a carer, I couldn’t think of doing anything else. That is why I am completely shocked and humbled to have won. I feel no different to anyone else, not special in any way, but I am privileged to be highly thought of by my colleagues.”
Date published: 15 September 2017