Award for Care Home staff

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Havencourt Nursing Home and two members of staff have recently been recognised for their care and kindness.

Four Seasons Health Care’s regional manager Sylvia Nicol presented senior nursing care assistant Aleksandra Kedziona and deputy home manager Catriona Torrie with ROCK awards.

ROCK (Recognition Of Care & Kindness) awards are given to staff members who show outstanding care and support to residents.

Havencourt also received an award for the efforts of all the staff members.

Aleksandra and Catriona were nominated for the award by Prof. Charlie Weir, whose father was looked after by the staff during his last days.

In his nomination letter, Prof. Weir said: “On behalf of his family friends I would like to thank you and your staff for looking after my dad during the last month of his life.

“Whenever I visited him, I was always impressed by the way staff regularly looked in on him and made sure that he did not require anything.

“Although it is a little unfair to mention individuals, I must say something about two members of staff whom I had most contact with.

“First, Cat who made sure that I was kept fully up-to-date with information relating to my dad.

“This was done in a thoroughly professional and sympathetic way.

“She also frequently popped in to see my dad when I was there and made sure that everything was fine.

“Secondly, Aleksandra who, whenever I visited, was cheerful and almost always with my dad during his last weeks.

“She was caring, sympathetic, cheerful and able to get my dad to drink/eat when it seemed that he wouldn’t.

“She made sure that he was comfortable and not distressed.

“I was very impressed, her caring attitude and general overall kindness is something that will stay with us for a long time.

“From my opinion, Havencourt has very good staff and provides a caring environment for people like my dad.

“The staff do a difficult job and I am grateful to them for everything they did.”

Prof. Weir’s letter was read to the staff before they were presented with their awards.

If you would like to nominate a Four Seasons employee for a ROCK award then go to www.fshc.co.uk/recognition-of-care-and-kindness.