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Victor Dewson wins Regional Care Accolade

Victor Dewson, Regional Manager for Glasgow and Clyde has been crowned Regional 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 Victor demonstrated how he continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Regional Manager of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including the individual demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and the ability to prioritise the day to day challenges of the role. This individual has supported their homes and helped them to achieve the company’s strategic priorities whilst managing external stakeholders and keeping special resident experiences at the centre of everything they do.

Victor was nominated by a colleague. His nomination read: “During the five years I have worked with him he has always been very supportive in everything I have tried to achieve, respecting my knowledge and opinion whilst giving me guidance and encouragement. Despite managing a large region, he always has time to listen to anyone. He is well liked and respected by all the care teams and has developed positive relationships with all the residents he’s met. I’ve worked with many managers over the years but non who genuinely care for the people he manages like Victor does.

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

John Kirk, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, said: “To his credit Victor has cemented himself as a real top performer in my area. The determination he has not only for himself but for his care teams to be the best has had a positive impact on the quality of care we provide in our region. Well done Victor. This award is well deserved.”

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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