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Local Care Home Manager wins Regional Care Accolade

Ann Simpson, Home Manager at Middleton Hall Care Home in Uphall has been crowned Registered Care Home Manager of the Year for Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man 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 Ann demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Registered Care Home Manager of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including top of the range leadership skills, the ability to adapt and embrace initiatives such as our innovative Quality of Life Programme, as well as ensuring the efficient day to day running of the home

Ann was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Ann lives and breathes Middleton Hall, as she’s worked there for 29 years, having started when the home first opened. In her role as Home Manager, Ann has continued to support other managers across the region with any issues they have. She is focused on ensuring that the residents at Middleton Hall choose how to live their life in a positive way, using the feedback she gets from residents and their relatives in a positive way to improve the environment they live in. She continually develops and leads her team ensuring that everyone has complete understanding of what they’re doing.

As the winner for Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, Ann 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.

Ann-Marie McKeich, Regional Manager for Lothian, said: “Ann is a fantastic ambassador for Four Seasons. Her commitment knows no boundaries and she does her upmost to ensure the wellbeing of her care team, the residents and their families. I’m very proud to have someone like Ann in my region.”

John Kirk, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, said: “Ann should be commended for her commitment and loyalty here at Four Seasons. The endorsements she’s had from her colleagues is a testament to her. Congratulations Ann, you’re a 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 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

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