Hi, my name is Ana, and I am the General Manager here at Ashby House. Welcome to our website!
I graduated nursing school in 2007; adult nursing is a rewarding and challenging career where you have a real chance to make a difference to peoples' lives. I have always been passionate about helping people who are sick, and that's why I have chosen to work in a care home, as I believe that I am providing support for people who truly need it.
In 2011, I came to the UK, where I began working in a nursing home as a staff nurse. I was taught how to take care of people in a 'home environment', which was pleasant and rewarding for both myself and residents.
It was after this that the NHS healthcare sector started to interest me, so I decided to take on another challenge by working for them.
In 2013, I then realised that I would like to focus my career on management.
I completed my NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care and then joined a company that supported and guided me in my new role as Deputy Nanager. My responsibilities were to offer sustainable support to the General Manager in all areas of the home.
After a short time, I was offered the chance to work as General Manager, which only helped cement the fact that this is what I want to do with my life. This role has been very challenging, but most of all, it has been rewarding - and I love spending time with residents, loved ones and my team.