I was born in Newcastle one of 6 girls. I followed my eldest sister into nursing in 1979 qualifying in 1982. I also have an orthopaedic certificate and have teaching and management qualifications. I am married with one son James. I joined Cherry Blossom Manor in 2014. My role as the Deputy is very varied but my overriding responsibility and passion is to ensure that the care we give to our residents is of the highest standard possible, making their lives as comfortable and carefree whilst still maintaining their independence, choice and dignity. If I get a spare minute you can often find me joining in the activities, either singing, baking or crafts.