Meet the 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:

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Shann Thomas

General Manager

Welcome to Hagley Place's webpage! I'm Shann, and I am very proud to be the General Manager of this wonderful home.

I started my nursing career in 1979 when I qualified to be an RMN but continued my studies through to 1981 where I also qualified as an RGN.  Initially, I worked for the NHS but later opted to work in the private sector in a Care Home where I started working as an RGN.  My career progression saw me step up to Deputy Manager then eventually General Manager.  

My family life saw me leave the UK for South Africa where we stayed for 16 years! I had hoped to pursue my passion for nursing in South Africa but this wasn't to be and instead, I successfully started and ran my own business during our time there.  However, my heart was with nursing and we eventually came back to the UK where I picked up where I left off. 

My other passion is my incredible family.  I have a husband, James and two grown boys, Oliver and Alex who I am immensely proud of.  Oliver serves our country in the military and Alex works for michelin starred celebrity chef, Angela Hartnett. 

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Hayley Simmonds

Deputy Manager

Hayley is our Head of Unit Registered Nurse and will continue to fulfill that role whilst also working as our Deputy Manager alongside our General Manager.

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Anna Wasyliszn

Head of Unit

Anna worked for us as an agency nurse; she loved coming to Hagley Place and always asked the agency she worked for to book her here. When we know longer needed to use agency staff, she missed this place a great deal and Hagley Place missed her even more. So, we asked her if she would like to join our team.

Anna is a very experienced nurse, working in many hospitals and nursing homes.

In 2014, Anna was awarded Nurse of the Year in Shropshire.

We are very lucky to have her on our team.

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Oliver Powis

Maintenance Manager

I started my journey at Hagley Place back in 2011 whilst working on the main construction of the home. On completion I was then offered a full-time position as part of the Maintenance Department. It's been so rewarding to have been a part of the initial build and now to be maintaining our beautiful home to a high standard. Some of my job roles within the home are to carry out inspections and testing, Painting and Decorating, PAT Testing and all other general maintenance tasks. 

I am also the homes Health and Safety Coordinator and The Green Leaf Champion working alongside one of my colleagues Stephanie Evans.

Alongside working at Hagley Place I'm also a Retained Fire Fighter in Ludlow for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, which is a great honour to be a part of a service which has a big impact on keeping our community safe. 

Both my job roles play a major part in mine and my family's life. I'm also a big family man, I thoroughly enjoy spending quality time with my beautiful partner Courtney and my amazing son Kian who is four.

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Michelle Jones

Activities Coordinator

Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Hagley Place. I believe that residents should be able to enjoy fun and rewarding activities everyday with amazing events to look forward to throughout the year!

The activities we offer at Hagley Place are focused around residents' likes and preferences - and you can be assured that there is something for everyone!

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Nicky Bowler

Activities Coordinator

Nicky brings fun and laughter to every activity!

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Chris Humphreys

Head Chef

I have worked in local restaurants in Ludlow for many years cooking to a high standard. In 2012, when the newly-built Hagley Place Care Home opened, I joined Barchester Healthcare. I very much enjoy my job; I am responsible for providing residents with nutritious, well-prepared and well-presented food. I love cooking treats for residents' birthdays and all our special events that Hagley place holds. 

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Stephanie Evans

Head of Housekeeping

I have been at Hagley Place Care Home for 3 years. I first came as a bank domestic, then went onto being permanent. For the past year I took up the post of Head of Housekeeping. I am also Health and Safety Coordinator and very much get involved in the Green Leaf programme.

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Stephanie, Elizabeth, Georgina & Tessa

Housekeeping Team

Hagley Place prides itself on a friendly and efficient housekeeping team; our team is dedicated to keeping the home spic and span!

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