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Local Man through to Four Season’s Care Awards Finals

John Bryce, who regularly visits his wife in Whitefield Lodge Care Home in Glasgow has made the finals of the Four Season’s Care Awards in the Resident/Relative Contribution category for his commitment to helping the home go from strength to strength in its local community.

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 Mr. Bryce demonstrated how he continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Resident/Relative Contribution award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors which included recognising someone who had helped to ensure the care home they’re associated with reflects the interest and needs of the residents living there. Ultimately making the home a happy place to live.

Mr. Bryce was nominated by a member of the care team. His nomination read: “John is on first name terms with everyone in the home, and is always happy to help. He assists us with our interviewing process for our care assistants, attends every relative meeting and is always making sure the team here has enough goodies to keep them going. John was a great support during our Skype project which involved local school children showing out residents how to use it. John now uses Skype to contact his daughter in Canada which pleases his wife. John Bryce is a very special person and I would love him to be recognized for his continuous support and generosity to our home.

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

Victor Dewson, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care Glasgow and Clyde, said: “Mr. Bryce’s contribution to the home is exceptional. He has been the vice of the relatives during the interview process for new care assistants and his participation in regards to improving outcomes for residents has been appreciated. He is a very worthy winner of this award.”

John Kirk, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, said: “The strength of this nomination shines through from both the care team who nominated Mr. Bryce and Victor who knows him very well. He is definitely a great asset to the home and a source of great support to the home in ensuring we hire the best people to care for our residents.”

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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