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29 Jan 2016

As part of a project in a local school called ‘Street Detectives’, a pupil visited Amethyst House Care Home in Doncaster to interview one of the residents and find out everything they knew about the local area. Kian Bush, son of Home Administrator Sally, spent some time at the home with resident Jessie to discover some facts about Rossington.

Jessie Henshaw is aged 99 and full of information so she was a perfect candidate for Kian to interview. She told him all about the memories she had growing up in the area and some very interesting facts. Kian really enjoyed interviewing Jessie and said that “She knows so much!” – Jessie expressed how it was her pleasure to help.

Sally Bush, Home Administrator, has invited all of Kian’s class at the school to visit the grounds at Amethyst House as part of their project as it is a Grade II listed building, and also was once home to the Home Guards during the war.

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28 Jan 2016

As the Royal College of Nursing prepares to celebrate their 100th Birthday, they have launched a photography competition in collaboration with the Royal Photographic Society with the aim to show a record of nursing over 100 years.

Two photographs have been submitted for the competition by our Northern Ireland team which can be seen above.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director NI, explains “The first image in the garden was decided on after discussing the difficulties with nurse recruitment. We decided to take a novel approach by supporting the Home Managers and Practice Support Manager to ‘grow their own’ nurses".

“The second image is all about ‘It was not like that in our day’. Growing up our mums talked fondly of nursing and always told us “it wasn’t like that in our day”. Wanting to prove them wrong we decided to follow in their footsteps and now we have a combined total of 122 years’ service to the nursing profession".

"We have to explain new world of nursing – Gary, Infection Control and Clinical Development Nurse, shows his mum modern clinical technology. Rebecca, who is about to commence Adult Nursing with the University of Brighton, demonstrates the ways fob watches have moved with the times and can still be fashionable. Meanwhile Leah models for her mum that nurses can wear trousers”.

The competition is open to RCN members and the public. The collection will be added to the RCN archive with 50 images shortlisted to form an exhibition which will be loaned to various places across the UK.

Entries so far can be seen here.

The competition will close for entries 29th February.

27 Jan 2016

Last month in the run up to Christmas, Dene Grange Care Home in Hexham held their very own talent show. The team arranged for people from the management team, other homes and the Care Quality Commission to come and be judges for the evening.

Both residents and the team were able to perform their talents and face the judging panel made up of 5 people – Amanda Cunningham (Managing Director North East), Jacky Reed (Regional Manager), Louise Morris (CQC Facilitator), Katherine Storey (Lead Inspector CQC) and Craig Swan from Orchard Care. Families and friends of all were also invited to join in the fun. The evening exceeded all expectations in terms of the quality of entertainment and excellence of lighting and sound. The team were overwhelmed by all the positive comments from people that attended.

Nanette Swan, Home Manager, told us “It was a very ambitious task to pull off such an event for Dene Grange, but with the determination and professionalism of the team - we pulled it off spectacularly. It went well and was nothing but good humour throughout. We are already being asked when the next one will be. Thank you to all who took part”.

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26 Jan 2016

Charlton Park Care Home in London has recently been awarded in the Four Seasons Health Care South East division internal awards scheme. The housekeeper was presented with the ‘Outstanding Housekeeper’ award in a special ceremony at the home.

Oma Gurung, Housekeeper, was put forward for the award due to the hard work and dedication she portrays in her role at Charlton Park. Oma is very proud of her job which is reflected in the results she provides.

Ian Buckland, Regional Manager, told us “Oma is completely committed to keeping the home looking great – she understands the difference the cleanliness of a home makes to the residents and also visitors at Charlton Park. Well done Oma, keep up the fantastic work!”

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25 Jan 2016

A resident at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham recently reached the milestone of 100 years old. The team arranged a gathering at the home for her to share the special day with family and friends and of course with Birthday cake.

Bertha Spicer, resident at Murdoch House, celebrated her special day on 13th January at the home. She had a wonderful day and was joined by her closest friends and relatives for a Birthday party put together by the team. Bertha joins 5 other ladies at Murdoch in the 100 years old club, ranging from 100 – 105 years old.

Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, told us “What a lovely day we all had for Bertha’s special day. She was joined by all the people that mean most to her so they could all share the milestone with her. Bertha was extremely happy to receive her Birthday card from the Queen to mark her 100th Birthday”.

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