Meet the team

Our trained team of professionals work together to create the best possible experience for those living in the home, striving to deliver excellent care services in a warm, homely environment. You can find out more about some of our wonderful staff members below:

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May McCondichie

General Manager

May is the General Manager here at Archview Lodge

May has worked at Archview Lodge for the past 14 years. When she came to the home in June 1999 it was as the Charge Nurse on the Ground floor Elderly Frail Unit, she then became the Deputy Manager 4 years later, followed by the post of General Manager in 2005. This involves ensuring that the home runs smoothly, and that the highest standards of care are given to the residents.

May started her Nursing career at the age of 18, training in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow. May lives in the Scottish Borders with her husband; she has 3 grown up children.


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James Steedman


James is the Administrator at Archview Lodge, which includes the smooth running of the administration and financial systems within the home.

James had a good local knowledge of the area, being brought up in Dalkeith, and still living locally with his family.

James has work at Archview for over 10 years.


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Alexis Moore

Charge Nurse , First Floor

Alexis is a Head of Unit at Archview Lodge, where she has worked for almost 12 years.

Alexis who is originally form Guyane in the Caribbean lives locally with her husband and 2 children.

Alexis was voted and won “Nurse of the Year” at the National Care Awards a few years ago.

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Patsy Munro

Lead Carer

Patsy Munro is the Lead Carer her at Archview Lodge.

In 2016, she was named as a Dvisional Winner for Memory Lane Champion in the Barchester Care Awards.

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Karen Colvin

Ancillary Manager

My name is Karen Colvin , I'm head of the activities and ancillary department. I have worked at Archview for nearly 17 years. I am married with 3 children and also have a dog called Toby. I like to enjoy myself and live life to the full , so this is what I intend to for our residents.

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Kasia Cyrnal

Admin Assistant

Hi my name is Kasia and I have recently started work as the Admin Asst / Receptionist at Archview Lodge , having previously worked in the Kitchen. I am orginally from Poland but have stayed in Scotland for over 9 years. I find Scotland such a friendly and welcoming country to live in. 

Kasia is a mum to 2 young children and enjoys regular visits to the park.

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Ethel Miller

Head Chef

I have worked in Archview since May 2008. I started as a hostess for 3-4 years and also did some caring during that time. I then moved into the kitchen to become the 3rd chef and worked my way up to Head Chef! I love my job and the satisfaction of cooking the residents delicious home-cooked meals using seasonal produce.

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