A first for Wales: Care manager receives honorary membership

A first for Wales: Care manager receives honorary membership

Arnold Baker, the President of International Guild of Nurses and Carers, awarded Ruth with this exceptional honour in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and caring. The occasion was made even more special as it’s the first time the accolade has been bestowed upon a nurse Wales. Arnold Baker sang Ruth’s praises and said: “During a visit to Awel-Y-Mor Care Centre last year, I was immensely impressed by the standards of care provided at this very special place and I am aware that such standards do not happen by accident, they happen due to effective leadership and management. My subsequent enquiries have revealed the extent to which Ruth Lloyd has contributed toward this success story and I remain greatly impressed.” Awel-Y-Mor is a Barchester Healthcare rehabilitation centre providing high dependency care, active and slow-stream rehabilitation as well as respite care. The home welcomes young physically disabled adults who have experienced traumatic or acquired brain injury, spinal injury or who have other physical disabilities and complex needs. Helen Maiello, Senior Regional Operations Director at Barchester, said: “I’ve worked with Ruth for ten years and have always been struck by her dedication and determination to provide the very best for the people cared for at Awel-Y-Mor. Throughout her time there, they have achieved amazing outcomes through rehabilitation, with some clients managing to move back home. She goes out of her way to personally get to know each individual. I am thrilled that she has been given this great honour which is well deserved.”