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:

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, and his responsibilities include managing administrative and financial systems within the home.

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

James has worked at Archview for over 10 years.


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Sarah Thompson

Ground Floor Charge Nurse

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the Ground Floor Charge Nurse here at Archview Lodge.

I have over 30 years nursing experience; I trained and worked in London teaching hospitals before living abroad and then moving back to Scotland to be nearer to family.

I love being a nurse and particularly enjoy looking after older adults, who I feel can offer us new insights into life. I find this area of nursing very rewarding and an it’s privilege to work with the team at Archview.

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Alexis Moore

First Floor Charge Nuse

Alexis has worked at Archview for many years. She is originally from Guyane in the Caribbean, and now lives locally with her husband and 2 children. Alex was nominated for and won the 'Nurse of the Year' award at the National Care Awards.

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Angela Sneddon


Angela has worked for Barchester as a Carer for over 10 years. She graduated a Nurse in 2010 and, since then, she has worked a Nurse at Archview Lodge.

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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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