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Dec 10th, 2014 - Four Seasons Health Care success at the 2014 Peninsula Care Home Manager’s Award

Anne Devoy, Home Manager from Croagh Patrick Care home in Donaghadee, Co Down is the proud recipient of 2014 Peninsula Care Home Manager’s Award. Anne was nominated anonymously by the Nursing Agency, Peninsula Care.

This is what the agency, staff and residents said about Anne:

‘Anne has so many qualities a Home Manager should possess, but also as a person, it’s hard to know where to begin. She runs a warm, welcoming, friendly Care Home and ensures all staff maintain this throughout.

Like most business, some staff members have experienced difficult times but, although Anne is running a tight ship, she always makes time to offer her sympathetic ear and offer help in any way.

Anne is very approachable, easy to talk to, and encourages all staff to carry out tasks to the highest level.

Anne has a great relationship with all relatives and residents, she will take time out of her busy schedule to visit residents to ensure they are happy and content in their Home.

It is evident for all to see that Anne is passionate about her job, she has everything running to the highest standard. She possesses and shows great management skills and is fully committed to Croagh Patrick Care Home and is always so thankful and appreciative to her team.”


Sharon Townley, Personal Activities Leader – “Anne was my mentor when completing my NVQ in Care. I found she was very supportive and understanding of me as a mature student, and even now organising and holding events. Anne always shows a great interest and participates in any way she can.”


“As a young Physically Disabled Person, you can imagine how hard it was to have to live in a Care Home but after meeting Anne Devoy, all my worries were put to rest. Anne made me feel relaxed, very welcomed, and immediately I could feel the friendly atmosphere created the Home.”

The award was presented to Anne Devoy by Julian Simmons. Anne also received a Heart of Peninsula Care Trophy, an ‘Award Winner’ lapel badge and an evening in a corporate suite for herself and 11 guests at a Belfast Giants game at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Tiago Moreira, the Home Manager from Edgewater Lodge was also shortlisted for this award and is pictured with his wife Jacinta. Tiago is one of Four Seasons success stories as part of a NI Wales recruitment initiative to Portugal in 2012. His wife Jacinta also works at Four Seasons as a Deputy Manager in Manor Lodge Care Home, Belfast.

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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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