The teams at Country Court’s London Care and Nursing Homes have been celebrating their annual staff awards this week. Traditionally Christmas is an opportunity for Country Court directors to visit Care Homes in London to say ‘thank you’ in-person to staff teams for all their hard work and to celebrate with their Staff Awards. This year the Awards have gone ahead virtually; with nominations made online, the judges have reviewed the entries and the winners were announced in a series of virtual award ceremonies throughout December, with the Directors broadcasting from their own ‘Santa’s Grotto’.
“The Country Court Board of Directors are extremely proud of our staff family this year.” Said Alykhan Kachra, Co-CEO. “Every day in our homes across the country we have seen examples of how our teams have gone above and beyond to keep our residents safe, often putting them before their own families. We are very lucky to have such a supportive and devoted group of people, the awards are an important opportunity to celebrate the positive work going on in our homes. Our staff should be proud of the difference they have made to people’s lives this year”.
There were over 1000 nominations across the group from staff and residents and their families. This year it was clear how much families appreciated the efforts of staff to keep their loved ones safe and how much staff had supported each other throughout the pandemic.
Winners at Carter House Care and Nursing Home in Raynes Park were Nurse Maylene Grimes, Maintenance Man Donald Hinchley and Receptionist Whitney Roffey. Commenting on why they had nominated Maylene at Carter House for an award the nominator said: “She is a role model nurse, full of love and compassion. She is a great team worker and gives a lot of loves to the residents”.
At Link House Care and Nursing Home in Raynes Park award winners were Activity Coordinator Rebekah Maccow, Care Assistant Pacheemah Sookur and Hospitality Lead Johannes Teunisssen. A family member who nominated Rebekah for an award commented “Rebekah has really done wonders with mum brought her out of herself and got her taking part in the many activities with kindness & patience.”
At Woodlands House Care and Nursing Home in Colliers Wood awards were presented to Care Assistant Rose Shattell, Senior Carer Wendy Smith and Care Assistant Prossy Naigaga. A staff member who nominated Wendy commented “(She) always makes sure that she gets to know the residents and what they like, always makes sure that they are comfortable and have everything they need, always in contact with families to reassure them and give them updates on their loved ones.”
At Marling Court Care Home in Hampton awards went to Care Assistant Ann Booth, Chef Manager Mahidhar Simham and Care Assistant Evaristo Eusebio. Ann was nominated for being “Extremely thoughtful and with years of experience. Always professional and willing to pass on her knowledge and experience to others when needed.”
At Lyle House Care Home in Roehampton Activity Coordinator Ron Wallis, Chef Manager Abdul Salim Mohamed and Care Assistant Katie Dansie were recognised with awards. Commenting on why they nominated Ron for an award, a family member said, “All your staff are special but Ron has been a constant source of reassurance for us during these last months. The activities look incredible and the devotion you have shown our mum and the efforts you’ve made to keep us in touch has been brilliant.”
The award categories are aligned to the company’s three core values of ‘Local home, National family’, ‘Shared experiences bring us together’ and ‘Celebrating life every day’, the values encompass the way Country Court wishes life to be lived in their homes. The awards go to staff who have gone above and beyond to exemplify the family values at the heart of each Country Court home.
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