Rebecca Collyer, a chef at Woodlands and Hill Brow, won April’s staff achiever award. Rebecca, who lives locally in Fleet, joined the team in 2010. She was nominated by 9 residents for her delicious and varied cooking skills. She was also nominated by staff members and managers for her willingness to always help out and be part of the team.
Rebecca loves working at Woodlands and enjoys seeing the residents enjoying her wonderful food. Well done Rebecca and keep up the great cooking and hard work.
Janet Anderson a Care Assistant at Hill House in Farnham, won March’s staff achiever award. Janet who lives locally in Farnham Surrey, joined the team in 2012. Eleven residents nominated Janet for her caring and kind nature, and because she’s always willing to put herself out for others.
Janet loves caring for the residents and working as part of the care team. Well done Janet, all your hard work is very much appreciated by the residents and staff at Hill House.
February’s staff achiever award goes to CONNOR MORRIS-CLARKE a kitchen assistant at Woodlands. Connor who lives in Fleet has worked at Woodlands for 3 years. He originally only planned to stay for a year, but enjoys his job so much has stayed.
Residents nominated Connor for his fun personality and his willingness to help. Staff members also nominated Conner for always smiling and being a fun member of the team.
Well done Connor, keep up the good work.
January’s staff achiever award goes to GAIL TAYLOR a senior carer at Hill House. Gail, who grew up in Farnborough, has a wealth of experience in care formally managing a day care centre. She is passionate about good dementia care and has passed her NVQ level 4.
Staff members nominated Gail for her willingness to be a strong member of the team. The residents and relatives nominated Gail for her willingness to put herself out in helping and caring for residents.
Well done Gail you are very much appreciated at Hill House.
October’s staff achiever award goes to Nisha John a care assistant at Hill House in Farnham. Nisha, who lives in Aldershot, enjoys spending time with her grandparents and helping care for them. Nisha has a degree and a master’s degree in computer science, but with her caring nature she chose to become part of the care team at Hill House. Residents nominated Nisha for her hard work and her willingness to help in all aspects of daily routine. Staff members commented on her enthusiasm to help others, and her compassionate caring nature.
Nisha your hard work is much appreciated by residents and your team members.
September’s staff achiever award goes to TERESA ADAM, a care assistant who works at Hill House Nursing Home in Farnham. Teresa, who lives in Aldershot, has been at Hill House for just over a year, and particularly enjoys caring for residents with dementia. Julia Billins and Maria Gilfoyle, Hill Houses Care Managers, love Teresa’s enthusiasm and hard working attitude. Residents nominated her for her sense of humour and her kind caring attitude, with nothing being too much trouble.
A big well done to Teresa!
August’s staff achiever award goes to ANGELA PUTTOCK, a Housekeeper at Woodlands. Angela, who lives locally in Church Crookham in Fleet, was nominated by the resident’s and staff members for her kind hearted manner, and for always putting in 110% into her work.
Well done Angela and keep up the hard work!
CODY FRANCIS a Care Assistant at Hill Brow won July’s staff achiever of the month award. Cody from Farnham works alongside her twin sister Jade, and started working at Hill Brow 8 months ago. She has always enjoyed spending a lot of time with her Grandmother, in particular taking her out shopping in Farnborough and Aldershot. Cody won this month’s award because the residents felt she had some outstanding qualities, she is always very cheerful, kind, and nothing is ever too much trouble. So well done Cody your hard work and cheerfulness is very much appreciated.
Our May Staff Achiever award goes to PIP SIMPKIN-OPENSHAW, who lives in Fleet and works at Woodlands. Pip has been working at Woodlands for just over a year, and is currently studying for her NVQ level 3 qualification, which she’s aiming to complete shortly. Pip was nominated by 6 different Residents because they felt nothing is too much trouble for her. One of the Residents said “Pip is always prepared to listen, and she always goes out of her way to give excellent care”.
So a big well done to Pip and keep up the good work!
HELEN LEE, a care assistant at hill house nursing home won the April’s staff achiever award! She was nominated by over 20 different members of staff and residents for all her effort and hard work. Teresa Field, hill house’s manager said “Helen is a real grafter and everyone loves working with her. She is flexible and will always help out whenever asked.”
Residents nominated her for her caring nature, attention to detail, and nothing is ever too much trouble. Helen who lives in Fleet, has also worked in Woodlands residential home where she was liked by all the staff and residents.
A big well done to JULIA FOWLER who is our March achiever of the month. Julia works as a care assistant at Hill Brow and has been there since 2010. She was nominated by 6 different residents for outstanding service due to her commitment and caring nature.
This month our winner comes from Hill House. JANINE SHIRREFFS was nominated by her team members who said that she was a lovely person to work with and she has been equally popular with the residents. Janine hasn’t been with us very long but works very hard, is completely dependable and in the words of her Manager ‘she never lets anyone down’.
December, as ever, was a busy month for all our homes so we decided not to make any award that month. DAVID SAUL was our January winner – nominated by both staff members and the residents of Hill Brow. David has proved to be popular since joining us only 5 months ago. Residents appreciate his gentle and kind approach and nothing seems to be too much trouble when he’s looking after them. He has also become a valued member of the team and is fun to work with.
With the opening of the new home taking everyone’s attention, we’ve had a bit of a pause on the staff awards while everything settles down. We were therefore doubly delighted that SAHLEE VILLALOBOS, one of our nurses at Hill House , was chosen this month. Staff and residents had commented on her commitment and dedication to her job, about how kind and considerate she is and she always has a smile on her face. Before Hill House opened, Sahlee did her induction period at Woodlands and she was remembered by the staff there as well.
One of our new nurses, GRACE ODRON, has been nominated for this month’s award. Grace has been doing her induction training at Woodlands while the new nursing home is completed. She has been getting to know those residents who will be moving to the new home and has become a valued member of the team. She moves to Hill House at the end of the month as a member of the nursing team.
ANGIE PUTTOCK has been a member of the staff at Woodlands for ten years now. She cleans the residents’ rooms and is always willing to help in any way she can. Always popular with the residents, they enjoy the time she spends with them in their rooms as she will do whatever she can to help them out.
Residents and staff at Hill Brow were delighted that their nominations had won LYN DIXON the award for May. Lyn has been an established member of the team for over 7 years now and is always willing to step up when any little extra job needs doing. She does it well and without fuss. She’s a great favourite with the residents.
Lyn has set the criteria for next month as Outstanding Service. This is an award not just for care staff but for any member of staff to be recognised for outstanding work.
NICKY RIVERS is our April winner. Nicky is our Laundry Assistant at Woodlands. As well as being busy in the laundry washing and ironing the residents’ clothes, she is always helping around the home, taking it upon herself to help out wherever she feels she can. She perfectly fits the profile of someone who works above and beyond their job role and who goes just that extra mile to support both the staff and the residents.
She has set the criteria for next month to be Flexibility – rewarding someone who is always willing to step into the breach when needed and who puts themselves forward without any fuss or reward.
Celebrating the first month of Spring, EMMA COOMBS has been nominated by her colleagues for her outstanding efforts in caring for the residents at Hill Brow. Emmas has been with us as a Care Assistant for over two years. She is very caring towards the residents, quietly and reliably getting on with her job but seeking no recognition. Her colleagues thought it was time she was recognised!
Emma has selected the criteria for April to recognise anyone who has worked above and beyond their duty – someone who goes the extra mile in their job.
Unfortunately our January winner was on sick leave at the end of last month so she is now our February winner. WENDY FINBOW was nominated by five of her colleagues at Hill Brow because she is always there to offer to cover any extra work where needed and does so quietly and without a fuss. Wendy is an unassuming girl who we managed to surprise with the presentation in front of the residents.
Wendy has set the criteria for next month to be Excellence in Care - rewarding outstanding care for the residents.
December was such a busy month for us all so we’ve moved the nominations forward to this month. We’ve also created an information and nomination leaflet so that people can submit their form in writing and also online making it easier for everyone.
Our winner this month is TINA CLARKE. Tina is a Carer and has been with us for just a year and is already proving to be an invaluable member of the team at Hill Brow.
Tina is a very caring person and, in her own time, visits residents if they are in hospital or have moved on to a nursing home. She feels the continuity of care is important for the old people. She will put herself out to make sure the residents have what they need even if that means doing some shopping for them. She continually gives that little bit extra that makes all the difference.
Tina was surprised with presentation at the beginning of her shift and applauded by the residents and members of staff from Hill Brow and Woodlands.
She has set the criteria for next month to acknowledge someone who offers to cover extra work where needed, who does it quietly and without any fuss.
This month we have instigated a new award to acknowledge those members of staff who do something over and above the duties their roles demand.
Each month the winner sets the criteria on which the following month’s award will be judged. Staff, residents and residents’ families can put forward nominations based on the criteria set. The winner receives a certificate and an engraved plaque that is passed on to each month’s winner.
Our first winner is SUSAN BAILEY who is the Activities Co-Ordinator at Woodlands. Susan has been with us for 21 years and no-one knows the residents better than she does. She makes it her job to get to know them all individually and understands what it is they like to do and how to help them enjoy life to the full. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her where the residents are concerned and her skill in communicating with them is highlighted by the success of her poetry mornings.
The presentation was made in front of all the staff and residents and Susan was thrilled to be the first recipient. She set the criteria as Outstanding Care for the next month.