Paula Colman at Hickathrift has been crowned ‘Memory Lane Champion’ for Barchester’s Central Division in the Barchester Care Awards 2018 and is through to the national finals.
The awards celebrate staff and volunteers who go the extra mile for the benefit of individuals living in Barchester care homes. Categories range from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ and ‘Carer of the Year’ to ‘Maintenance Champion’ and ‘Team of the Year’.
More than 1,300 nominations were received from homes across the UK. All entries have been of a very high standard and Paula is thrilled to have been named top in the region.
Paula Colman said: ‘I and completely overwhelmed to receive this award - I am so lucky to be supported by a great manager, admin team and colleagues alike, and to receive their votes along with those of residents families and nurses I feel hugely honoured . I am very passionate about my role, with the resident’s well-being paramount in my mind - so thank you again for everyone who voted for me for this recognition’
As the winner for Central region, Paula is automatically through to the national Barchester Care Awards finals. She will soon have an interview with the judges and will then join finalists from across the UK at a special awards luncheon in October to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Acting General Manager, Ceri Mills, said: “This is an amazing achievement. Paula is a dedicated and fully committed team member, as recognised by the volume of votes for her to gain this recognition. It is a great achievement for her to have been recognised as the Divisional Winner and we are all fully supporting her with the next stage of the company wide awards”