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:
Ciprian Groza is the deputy manager acting as general manager here at Hunters.
He started nursing in 2012 in A&E, later moving to Swindon to work as an RGN. He has been at Hunters since April 2018. He monitors and maintains care standards within the home to ensure best practice and the delivery of excellent care. He oversees clinical practice and provides support and supervision to registered nurses and the care team. Ciprian aims to build a strong and dedicated team to provide person-centred care for all residents, where they are treated with respect and dignity.
Julia Cotet is the Acting Deputy Manager at Hunters. She qualified as a nurse in 2008, moving to the UK in 2013 where she continued her career nursing in elderly care. Julia began working at Hunters in 2016, becoming Clinical Lead and this year taking on the role of Acting Deputy Manager. Julia oversees clinical standards at Hunters ensuring that the care and nursing team deliver excellent person centred care with dignity and respect as its core values.
Ramona Gherendi is the clinical lead for nights at Hunters. Ramona joined the home in February 2018. She completed her nursing qualifications in 2004 in Romania, and went on to work as an anaesthetic nurse. Ramona moved to the UK with her family in 2011, going on to work as a registered nurse and in nursing managerial roles. She loves working with the elderly and especially enjoys working at Hunters, as she feels all of the residents are treated with dignity and respect.
Hayley has worked at Hunters for over fifteen years, initially working as a carer before taking a break to gain her nursing qualifications. Hayley returned to Hunters becoming a key member of the team. Hayley has only ever worked on Memory Lane and could not see herself working anywhere else. Hayley loves working with the residents and the care team and aims to provide a safe and stimulating environment for everyone to live and work in whilst promoting the values of dignity and respect for all.
Ron spent his life travelling the world and has a wealth of experience to offer Hunters in his role as Resident Ambassador. Ron represents residents at monthly meetings and in the day-to-day running of the home, ensuring that they have a say in things, such as the menus and the types of activities on offer.
Top Parnell previously worked at Hunters as an Admin Assistant. A valued member of the team, Top has recently stepped into the role of Home Administrator.
Steve has worked at Hunters since 2011 and manages activity provision in the home, from the weekly quiz and daily activities to theme days and musical entertainment, in addition to larger scale events involving the local community, such as the annual Summer Fête.
Ian Coello is the Head Chef at Hunters. Ian has over forty years’ experience in the catering industry and has spent the last twenty four years working at a private school. Ian takes pride in using fresh produce making bread and fresh cakes daily and creating meals with fresh ingredients.
Ian aims to meet the diverse needs of the residents at Hunters with nutritious and high quality meals, he is always happy to sit with the residents and discuss their needs and preferences.
My name is Darren Jones and my main background is in hospitality as a Maintenance Supervisor, planning and running projects. Prior to this, I spent three years as an electrician. I am also the primary carer for my son, who has Autism, which has given me great insight into the care sector. My aim is to provide residents, their families, staff and visitors with a safe and welcoming home in which to live, visit and work.
Paula is the Head Housekeeper at Hunters and has been part of the team since 2018. Paula aims to provide a safe, clean and welcoming environment for all at Hunters, whilst making time for our residents and listening to their individual needs, providing them with that personal touch to make Hunters truly feel like home.
Hairdresser Jennie McKenzie has worked at Hunters for the last four years, making sure residents at our home are pampered and look their best.
Mayhem has been faithfully visiting Hunters since 2014, providing residents with comfort and pleasure, and making a real difference to their lives.
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