Meet the Hempton Field Care Home 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:

General Manager

Sharon Thursby

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sharon, and I am the General Manager here at Hempton Field. Welcome to the website!

A majority of my career has been spent in the health and social Care sector, initially as a Deputy and Manager of children’s homes, working with local safeguarding teams. In 2005 I completed a combined Foundation Degree and level 5 in Care Management, and became the general manager of elderly/dementia residential and nursing homes.

I have worked for Barchester since 2017, initially as an Operational Trainer, ensuring training to our staff is reflected in the fantastic care our homes across the country. Now I am delighted to be the General Manager of Hempton Field. I am passionate about ensuring our lovely residents receive outstanding care and live life to the fullest.

It is a pleasure to work with the fantastic team here who whole-heartedly embrace the whole home approach and I love hearing the enjoyment of our residents in activities provided in the home. When you hear residents saying ‘what a great day’, it is the best feeling ever.

I live reasonably locally and have a wonderful supportive husband who offered his services as a volunteer to one of our homes—I am very proud of him for that! I have 3 grown up sons and 1 daughter and a growing number of gorgeous grandchildren that I thoroughly enjoy spending time with. We have 3 rescue dogs and I enjoy travel and the great outdoors.

I am very much looking forward to meeting and supporting you and your wonderful family here at Hempton Field.

Deputy Manager

Tina Ballinger

Deputy Manager

Hello, my name is Tina and I'm the Deputy Manager here at Hempton Field. I chose to work exclusivley in the private healthcare sector since qualifying as a General Nurse in 2011.

I am passionate in providing excellent care and supporting my colleagues to do likewise. To be able to care for people in a fantastic, homely environment and give pleasure to those in my care is a privilege. I do hope to meet you soon.

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Cathrine Johnson

Clinical Lead

Hi, my name is Cathrine and I am Clinical lead here at Hempton Field.

Melissa West


Hi, my name is Melissa and I am Receptionist here at Hempton Field.

Sarah Marchant


Hi, my name is Sarah and I am Administrator here at Hempton Field.

Dee Peake

Activities Assistant

Hi, my name is Dee and I am Activities Assistant here at Hempton Field.

Nina Mullerworth

Activities Coordinator

I have had the privilege of working at Hempton Field in my role for many years and I am looking forward to many more! I have enjoyed various training courses, including a Level 2 NAPA and Aromatherapy Massage.

My role involves interacting with residents and organising a varied programme of activities with a person-centred approach, including hobbies, life experiences and keeping active through daily exercises and music.

We are involved with lots of local clubs and members of the community, outings in the minibus are always very popular.

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Andrew Humphries

Registered Nurse

Hi, my name is Andrew and I am Registered Nurse here at Hempton Field.

John Lancaster

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is John and I am Head of Maintenance here at Hempton Field.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

Care enquiries

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

01844 809305

All other calls

01844 351766

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what’s included in our contract. Please click the links below to find out more about our fees and contract.

Useful downloads

Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

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