Posted: 07.05.19 at 21:32 by The Editor
Three members of staff at Stamford's Whitefriars Care Home have been singled out for praise at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s annual Employee Awards ceremony.
Shelly Perry was named Leader of the Year, Vanessa Burrows scooped the Hospitality Award and Susan Mottram picked up the Activity Co-ordinator of the Year title.
The trio were presented with their awards by Jill Hughes, Trustee and HM Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.
A Long Service Award was also presented to Barbara Gilbert, who has notched up 25 years at Whitefriars, by Don Wood CBE, Chairman of Trustees.
More than 90 guests attended the awards ceremony, an annual event which recognises The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) care home and support team members for their work achievements, held last week at The Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa.
Certificates were also presented by Sue Lane, HR Director, to employees who achieved qualifications in Business & Administration, Health & Social Care, Leadership Management of Care Services, NVQ in Housekeeping, NVQ in Kitchen Services, Diploma in Team Leading, Moving & Handling Trainer, and Care Certificate Mentoring.
Following the presentations, a buffet lunch was served and an opportunity to socialise with colleagues.
Dan Hayes, Chief Executive at OSJCT, comments: "All our employees work very hard and are committed to reaching and maintaining the highest standard of care for our residents.
"The award ceremony provides special recognition to those instrumental to the trusts achievements, made more special by the fact that they have been nominated by their colleagues.
"It is delightful to be able to celebrate individual successes together and I feel lucky to be associated with such wonderful people.”
Kerry Dearden, Deputy CEO, was master of ceremonies, Dan Hayes, CEO, performed the opening address and Lucy Holl, Trust Operations Director, concluded the awards with the closing address.
The Orders of St John Care Trust provides care, support and housing to residents and tenants across 70 homes and 14 accommodation schemes across Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, West Sussex and Suffolk.
OSJCT delivers high quality, dedicated person-centred care for the elderly including dementia, intermediate, respite, day care, and specialised nursing.
A not-for-profit charitable trust, financial surplus is reinvested for the benefit of residents.