Meet the Dudwell St Mary Care Home team
From nurses and carers to chefs and housekeepers, staff in our home are here to deliver high quality care and services to those we support. Check below to meet some of the friendly faces you are likely to see when visiting our home:
Hi, my name is Kirsty and I am the General Manager here at Dudwell St Mary. Welcome to our website!
I began my career in the care industry in 1997, working in a small private care home for 17 years, which I enjoyed every day. I provided individualised care, support, social interaction, comfort & compassion to residents.
In 2003, I decided to study Nursing at Brighton University, as it had been my ambition since an early age. I continued to work at the care home during evenings & weekends, throughout my training, and received my nursing qualification in 2006. Becoming a nurse gave me such fulfillment, along with a great responsibility, which made me extremely proud about what I do.
I joined Dudwell's sister home, Hurstwood View in 2012 – and that is where my journey at Barchester began.
I love to spend time with my family & friends and I also enjoy travelling. I played football for 15 years in a woman’s team, but I’ve hung the boots up now!
Hi, my name is Joao, and I am the Deputy Manager here at Dudwell St Mary.
I have been working for Barchester Healthcare since 2011. I started as a Nurse and progressed to the role of Head of Unit, then to Deputy Manager. My position involves supporting residents to ensure that they are as comfortable as possible at Dudwell St Mary.
I loved my job and enjoy team work; I am always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the care and support we provide exceeds the expectations of those we care for and their loved ones.
My name is Soraia Cunha and I have been a part of Dudwell's family since 2011. I started my role as an RGN, and I am currently a Clinical Lead. As part of my role I ensure that the care that our residents receive is of highest standard and is delivered in a person centered approach. I believe in working as a team and I enjoy working alongside my team, providing support and guidance when needed.I really enjoy what I do and I always try to make sure everybody in our home is safe and happy. In my free time I enjoy travelling and being in contact with nature.
I have been part of Barchester since 2015, working as a Nurse here at Dudwell St Mary. I am part of an extraordinary team that succeeds in this challenging, but very rewarding environment. In October 2018, I was promoted to the role of Head of Unit, and then to Clinical Lead in 2019. I am grateful to have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of residents each and every day.
Hi, my name is Caroline, and I joined the team here at Dudwell in February 2011. My role as Administrator involves managing payroll, accounts and HR, in addition to the financial and business systems in the home, working closely with the General Manager.
I enjoy meeting residents old and new, along with their loved ones, and building these relationships.
I am supported by two members of the admin team to ensure that we deliver a high standard of work.
Tina has been Head Chef at Dudwell St Mary for fifteen years and enjoys cooking for the residents, especially when there are themed lunches and special functions. Prior to coming to Dudwell Tina worked as a Chef in Hotels in Bexhill and Battle. Tina has also guided her team to achieve the Environmental Health Service 5 Stars in food hygiene.
This role is varied and challenging; I strive to keep the home environment up to the highest standard possible and to ensure that both residents and staff can enjoy their surroundings safely.
I started this role in July 2020 after working as the Maintenance Manager of a holiday park for 6 years.
Hello my name is Jay, and I joined the team here at Dudwell St Mary as Head Housekeeper in December 2019, and am responsible for all housekeeping and laundry staff.
I have previously worked in the care industry for 10 years now and bring a wealth of experience to my current role. I am looking forward to forging new relationships with residents and families to ensure their rooms are as comfortable and as homely as they could be.
I take great pride in what I do and am enjoying my role. I work within a great team and friendly environment and together we work hard to ensure that the home is kept looking beautiful and clean.
When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my 2 young children who keep me very busy with little time for hobbies!
I am one of the Senior Care Assistants at Dudwell St Mary and have worked for Barchester for ten months. I am enthusiastic about the care I give and always ensure that residents are happy. I enjoy working at Dudwell – the team are brilliant and so supportive. I’m very happy to be working here.
I have worked at Dudwell St Mary for ten years in my role as Admin Assistant/Receptionist and in that time I have seen Dudwell change and grow.
My role involves working with both staff and residents and is very busy and varied but I really enjoy being in the Reception meeting and greeting both Residents and their families. I enjoy my job very much and I am lucky to work with a really good bunch of people.
I work part time which enables me to spend time with my lovely family and indulge in my love of horses and dogs and anything to do with the great outdoors.
I have been working at Dudwell St Mary for over 20 years and have gained both an NVQ level 2 and level 3 in Care during this time. I became a Team Leader in 2016, and I am now a Care Practitioner. I have two daughters, the youngest of whom works here as well as a Care Assistant!
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