Gail Starling, Home Manager at Warrior Park Care Home in Hartlepool has been crowned ‘Home Manager of the Year’ at the first Four Season’s Care Awards.
The award Gail has won commends her for how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis, whilst ensuring the efficient day to day running of Warrior Park.
Following over 1,200 nominations, Gail was shortlisted with five other colleagues from over 300 Four Season’s Care Homes across the UK.
Mike O’Reilly, Risk Management Director for Four Seasons Healthcare, presented Gail with this award said: “Judging this award was an honour, as I and my other judges spoke to some very exceptional individuals. However, Gail stood out for us as she was very passionate about the welfare of her residents and her team. Congratulations Gail, you’re a very worthy winner.”
Marjorie Condacos, Regional Manager for Darlington, said: “When Gail joined the organisation, Warrior Park was under some intense scrutiny from the Local Authority and the Care Quality Commission. During this difficult time she has brought the care team together, and led them with complete professionalism and determination to succeed. Gail has met every challenge head on and is a fantastic asset for me to have in my region. Well done Gail!”
On receiving the award, Gail said: “I can’t believe I won this award. It was truly unexpected. I want to thank the person who nominated me, it is a very nice feeling.”
Date published: 15 September 2017