Annie Campbell, Senior Care Assistant at Clyde Court Care Home in Clydebank has been crowned Values Champion 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 nominations for Annie demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Regional Values Champion award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including someone who strives to bring a little joy to everyday experiences, whilst always being respectful, trusted, caring and making a difference.
Annie were nominated by a colleague, who wrote: “For the last few years Annie has planned, organized and supported groups of residents to continue to enjoy a short annual holiday despite living in a care home. Twice every year, two groups of three residents enjoy a two or three night stay on an adapted canal boat. Annie books, plan, fundraise and accompany the residents on each trip. They provide all the care and support the residents need, including cooking and cleaning. Annie is well known and are liked by the people who live and work on the canals, and although the resident who go can change from year to year they are always treated with respect and friendship by everyone they meet. The feedback and comments from the residents is always very positive and the buzz in the home is great.”
As the winner for Scotland, Wales and Isle of Man, Annie isautomatically 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 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: “The commitment shown by Annie is astonishing. She raises all of the funds to pay for the holidays and ensure that residents do not go without, having the time of their life and creating special experiences for them. She has been doing this for years and her energy never dips as she ensures everyone has a wonderful time.”
John Kirk, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, said: “The testimony for Annie speaks volumes and really shows how she is living and breathing our company values, and being the best teams in homes. Her actions lead to happy and fulfilled residents, which is the reason we all wanted to work in the care sector. Well done Annie!”
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