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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Nicola Oliver

General Manager

Hi, my name is Nicola, and I am the General Manager here at Hilderstone Hall. Welcome to our webpage!

I qualified as a nurse over 25 years ago and trained at St Thomas' Hospital in London. My passion has always been the care of older people. On my first day on a ward, I met Prince Charles and he asked me what time my shift finished!

I am very proud to call myself a nurse. I have worked in the care home sector for over 20 years and have experience many changes – all for the better,

I have a Higher Diploma in Gerontology and a BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies.

I have been a Registered Manager with the CQC for many years and achieved my Registered Manager's Award in 2008.

At Hilderstone Hill, we have developed a person-centred approach to care, so that the residents are at the centre of the services provided.

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Lynn Beaman

Residential Care Manager

Lynn has worked at Hilderstone since 2000. She has worked her herself up from a Care Assistant to Senior Carer and she is now the Residential Care Manager. Lynn has gained her NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care whilst working at Hilderstone. Lynn enjoys close relationships with her residents, families and all the team members. She is always cheerful and positive and she is a very popular character within the home.

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Sharon Ecclestone

Activities Coordinator

Sharon has been Activities Coordinator since 2006 and is famous for her spectacular themed events, she organises and leads the Activities Team in providing a variety of things to do at Hilderstone Hall, and she also organises regular trips out using our Mini Bus. She welcomes any suggestions from residents and families in relation to future activities. She also regularly hosts the monthly resident committee meetings.

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Rachel Gregory

Head Chef

I am happy to have joined the kitchen team here at Hilderstone Hall. I have 24 years of experience in various sectors of the industry.

I am really excited to be working here and, with all the training opportunities that Barchester provides, I am also eager to look at the menus and put my own personal stamp on them.

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David Bird

Head of Maintenance

David only started at Hilderstone in July this year, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge from previous Nursing Homes and working within the NHS. David has a high standard of workmanship and he deals efficiently with general repairs and maintenance issues, keeping a safe working environment and secure home for our residents and staff.

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Care Team


There are four members of our Care Team, all of whom have welcoming smiles:

Senior Carer - Laura

Senior Carer - Tracey

Carer - Sam

Carer - Rebecca

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Hospitality Team

Hospitality Team

There are four members of our Hospitality Team who assist and serve up tasty dishes on a daily basis:

Kitchen Assistant & Hostess - Natalie

Kitchen Assistant & Tea Time Chef - Sue

Second Chef - Jake

Hostess - Kerry

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Joy Worthington

Head Housekeeper

Joy joined the company in October 2014 as a Kitchen Assistant, and then in March this year transferred over to the Housekeeping team. Joy prides herself in ensuring that our home is welcoming and inviting to all residents and visitors. She encourages and supports residents to personalize their rooms to their individual tastes should they wish to. Joy loves spending quality time with the residents and supports them when needed.

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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.

New care enquiries 01889 861 845

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

All other calls 01889 505 468

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