14 Dec 2017
Two of the team at Palmersdene have been nominated for awards at the Great British Care Home finals this year.
Judith Woolrych and Anthony Bage were thrilled to be crowned category winners at the regional event of the national competition and to now take part in the competition’s grand final in Birmingham on Friday 16 March 2018, where they will find out if they have won the national title.
Team Manager Anthony has been nominated for the category ‘The Dignity in Care Award’ and Chef Manager Judith for consistently producing enticing meals for the residents.
Staff and residents from the care home were celebrating their wins this week, but were not surprised they had been recognised for their commitment to providing high quality care.
Maureen McCulloch, home manager, said everyone at the home was pleased Anthony and Judith had won first prize in the competition.
She said: “These awards means that they have been recognised nationally for the great work they both do.
“Anthony and Judith are both valued members of staff who are committed to making our residents happy by providing person-centred care.
“We were also lucky to have another staff member who was shortlisted Megan Graves as frontline leader.”
She added: “I am extremely proud of my team and their achievements, I am so pleased as this puts Palmersdene on the map and highlights the dedicated members of staff who work here.”
Anthony said he couldn’t believe he had won the regional final.
He said: “I was so nervous and was really shocked when they called out my name.
“I love working at Palmersdene as it gives me a chance to provide good quality care for some of the most vulnerable people in society.”
Judith said: “I love working with older people because it’s something I’ve done for many years and get great satisfaction in making a difference too their lives.
“Older people have given so much to society during their long lives so I want to give my all at work to ensure they enjoy living with us in a safe and comfortable home.”
Congratulations and good luck to both Judith and Anthony for the finals!