Jan 21st, 2014 - Four Seasons Health Care appoints Dr. Claire Royston, Group Medical Director, to its board
(20 January 2014) Four Seasons Health Care has appointed Dr. Claire Royston(MB ChB MSc FRCPsych), Group Medical Director, to its board with immediate effect.
Dr. Royston will retain co-ordinating responsibility for integrated governance and quality assurance management; she will develop and support the delivery of strategies and innovation to ensure that Four Seasons leads the independent sector in its clinical excellence and standards of care and she will contribute on behalf of the organisation to national development of key policy and decision making within the healthcare sector.
Four Seasons Health Care will be recruiting for a replacement Medical Director for The Huntercombe Group, its specialist division providing care and treatment in areas of mental health and brain injury.
Dr. Royston said: "These appointments underline that commitment to the highest clinical and care standards are at the core of our organisation and are given priority by the board and by our owners Terra Firma."
Ian Smith, Chairman of Four Seasons said: "I am sure that Claire's outstanding expertise will make an enormous contribution to the delivery of our strategy to develop the business, which is based on providing sector leading quality of care."
Dr. Claire Royston joined Four Seasons Health Care in 2011 as Medical Director for The Huntercombe Group and was appointed as a member of the Senior Management Team in 2013. Previously she helda number of senior positions within the NHS covering both clinical practice and research. She was registered as a specialist in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry in 1997. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005 and was Vice President of the Royal Society of Medicine between 2004 and 2006. She has published numerous articles and contributed to a series of text books covering scientific and clinical aspects of her field. She lectures nationally and internationally on aspects of health and social care, offender management and the care and treatment of vulnerable individuals particularly in relation to mental capacity and autonomy.
16 Dec 2017
The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.
It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.
Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.
May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.
Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.
The headline acts included:
- Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
- Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
- Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
- Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
- Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
- Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
- Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ
Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”
16 Dec 2017
The Rookery Care Home has been fundraising to get some new activity equipment to provide special experiences for those in their care.
Susan Dyke, a member of the team made a big sacrifice and as a result raised over £400 for the cause.
Gail Llewelyn, Home Manager, said: “Sue decided she’s cut her hair off for the cause. She used to have hair that would rival Rapunzel and had never been to a hairdresser, so to have it cut off into a pixie style was a big deal for her. On behalf of everyone at The Rookery I want to say thank you!”
15 Dec 2017
The team at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Mansfield celebrated a huge 120 years’ worth of experience last week, as 5 team members received long service awards.
Karen Gilbert, Home Manager presented the7 team members with their Long Service Certificates and gifts as a thank you for their continued dedication and hard work.
Karen said: “It was a pleasure presenting the team with their awards. I want to say massive congratulations to them all for their continued dedication and hard work. They’re all thought of very highly here in the Sycamore and Poplars by the rest of the team, the residents and their relatives.”
Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
14 Dec 2017
Residents at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington welcomed Age Concern into the home last week to celebrate everything armed forces related and the service given by veterans.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “We have a number of residents in our home who served in the war, and it was nice for them to share their stories, but also a little emotional as many touched on the friends who never made it home. Representatives from Age Concern also shared their service experience, displaying their medals and other momentous from their time in service. I want to thank everyone who has given their service to protect Queen and Country. We’re all very proud of you.”