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Jun 28th, 2013 - Four Seasons Health Care Reigns Triumphant at the 2013 HealthInvestor Awards

Four Seasons Health Care is pleased to announce it was voted 'Residential Care Provider of the Year' at the 2013 HealthInvestor Awards. The judging panel, consisting of fifteen industry experts, praised the company for its recent growth and approach to workforce development, positioning it as a top employer in the UK health care sector.

Four Seasons was able to highlight various talent development programmes in order to successfully differentiate itself from other providers in the category. In depth descriptions and proven outcomes from newly implemented initiatives such as 'Senior Nursing Care Assistant', 'Preceptorship Framework' and the 'Developing Potential Programme' helped to beat competition from the likes of Balhousie Care Group, Care UK and PJ Care.

The judging panel was impressed by the company's 16 new promotions through the 'Developing Potential Programme', as well as the 43% conversion of participants to new roles and challenges within the organisation. Judges were also encouraged by the smoother and faster integration of nurses into their roles via an 18-month preceptorship framework unveiled in March 2012, which includes undertaking bespoke qualifications in health and social care. In addition the 'Senior Nursing Care Assistant' programme has seen 170 individuals become employed as SNCAs with 161 more enrolling on the course.

On behalf of the Four Seasons team, James Poletyllo, Group Director of Management Development, commented: "It was a pleasure to celebrate our own achievement and those of others within the industry on what is the biggest night in the independent health care calendar."

"The team and I are proud of the expansion Four Seasons has witnessed in the last 18 months, and we intend to continue along this upward trajectory."

PICTURED: Back row left to right: James Poletyllo-FSHC, Simon Holden-Terra Firma, Lorenzo Levi-Terra Firma, Peter Calveley-CEO, Ian Smith-Chariman, Adrian Pancott-MD England East. Front row left to right: - Julie Finn, Gaynor Maloney and Rachel Abel Development Team, Pauline Lawrence MD England West

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17 Dec 2017

Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.

Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”

Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.

Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


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!”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for dementia care, nursing care and respite care.


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!”

Are you looking for a care home in Ebbw Vale? The Rookery Care Home offers support for dementia care.


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.

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