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23 May 2016

Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager in Northern Ireland, claimed the Inspiring Excellence in Mental Health and Learning Disability Award, beating tough competition at the Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Northern Ireland, said: “Everyone at Four Seasons wants to congratulate Lorraine on her success. She is an outstanding example in this field and her award is very well deserved.”

Lorraine qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 1998, and now leads Four Seasons diverse mental health services. She is an advocate for ensuring people who have mental health issues have a voice and can make decisions enabling their independence.

Carol Cousins added: “Lorraine beat the competition in this category because of her continued hard work and dedication in this field. She has ran a number of projects which have increased people’s independence, with the ultimate goal of them living on their own or with residential support. Well done again Lorraine. We are all very proud of you.”

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23 May 2016

Providing special experiences for residents is at the heart of what we do at Four Seasons.

Depending on the likes and dislikes of our residents, home can plan a variety of excursions and activities, ensuring the residents enjoy their older years.

At Brierfield House Care Home in Nelson, the care home are having a bric-a-brac sale, to help raise funds for these excursions.

Deputy Care Home Manager, Shelley Rogerson, explained: “We’re looking for any kind donations or buyers of the items we currently have. The team are doing all they can, but any help from our local community would be greatly appreciated. It also gives you a chance to come and meet some of our residents and find out more about the home.

“We know how important it is for our residents to experience different things. We’ve got lots of ideas planned for future activities.”

If you’d like to contribute to Brierfield House’s bric-a-brac sale, pop into the care home to find out more.


22 May 2016

The 12th May saw nurses across the UK receiving recognition for all of the work they do 365 days a year.

Residents at Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster wanted to say a special thank you to the nurses who take care of them.

Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “The residents presented the nurses with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and card each.

“The nurses are a fantastic asset to the team here, and I really don’t know what we’d do without them. This event is the least we can do to say thank you for all of their dedication and continued hard work.

“On behalf of everyone at Flower Park thank you.”

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22 May 2016

Holywood Care Home in Belfast waved goodbye to maintenance man Stephen Still as he retired after 11 years’ service.

Mauro Magbitang, Home Manager, said: “Stephen has helped aid in the day to day upkeep at Holywood. He has ensured that every little thing needed to keep the home going is done. From maintaining the gardens to logging calls and fixing the odd light bulb or two.

“He’s been a team player here at Holywood. We wish him all the best for the future, and hope he enjoys his retirement. He will be sorely missed.”

To thank Stephen for his long service with the home, everyone threw a retirement party in his honour.

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22 May 2016

Granby Rose Care Home in Harrogate specialise in providing dementia care. The team care for residents with this progressive illness on a regular basis, and wanted to show relatives and other visitors what it’s like to live with Alzheimers to help them understand what their loved one is going through.

Sarah Jackson-Bargh, Home Manager, said: “At Granby Rose Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.

“We just wanted families and other visitors to understand what the residents go through on a daily basis.

“The dementia café was a great success and was even visited by our pet therapy dog.”

More information about dementia and Alzheimer’s is available on the Alzheimer’s society website.

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