At a recent celebration ceremony at Hemsworth Park Care Home in Pontefract, residents joined Home Manager Joy Allen in congratulating the continued dedication and hard work of the team.
Joy Allen said: “I think it’s important to recognise the team when they pass major milestones such as working for the organisation for a number of years or have been commended by residents and relatives for their care and kindness. I am very proud of the team here at Hemsworth Park. We all work tirelessly to ensure that our residents are at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to provide special resident experiences for them.”
At the ceremony two members of staff were recognised for their long service, and have a combined knowledge of 35 years between them in the care sector.
- Linda Cant – Carer – was commended for 25 years’ service
- Sandra Dixon – Domestic – was commended for 10 years’ service
Sharon Jenkins (Senior Carer) and Tracy Spencer (Carer) were recognised for their care and kindness after being nominated by residents and relatives, and were presented with awards.
- Tracey Spencer was nominated by a relative of a resident. Her nomination cited : “This lovely lady helped us with numerous things, even though she wasn’t working with my Grandma, or even on her floor. We came from over 30 miles away and went away with peace of mind. Small things but massive to me and my Grandma.”
- Sharon Jenkins was nominated by a lady in her care, who stated: “She’s my love bug. She looks after me like a Mother would. I always feel safe when Sharon’s around. She understands my past.”
Joy Allen added: “Reading the nominations for the Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) awards, were really pleasing as a manager. It just goes to show that the team do go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our residents’ needs are met.”
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
Are you looking for a care home in Pontefract? Hemsworth Park Care Home provides support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care, specialist and palliative care.
Date published: 15 September 2017
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