Meet the Kingfisher Lodge Care Centre 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:
Hi, my name is Clare and I am the General Manager here at Kingfisher Lodge. Welcome to our website!
Before joining Barchester, I worked in the NHS for 30 years as a qualified Mental Health Nurse. More recently, I moved into the private sector as a Nursing Home Manager.
My career has mainly been in adult nursing, working with the elderly who have complex mental health needs. In 2015, I moved into the private sector , where I managed a successful nursing home for 44 residents, providing specialist care services for older people in need of support due to physical illnesses or for those living with dementia, in addition to end of life care.
I am proud to have had such a rewarding career. Professionally, I am proud of my continued achievements and determination to always strive for excellence, which is proven in my previous home's 'Outstanding' CQC report.
I'm dedicated to creating a sensitive, nurturing and comfortable home, where all our residents receive personalised care and attention. I take pride in our resident-centered philosopy and approach to care. This philosophy is reflected in my commitment to promoting optimum independence and quality of life of all those who pass through our doors.
It's always my privilege to care for the elderly in a way that will enrich their lives. My goals are to maintain independence as well as create memorable and cherished experiences for those in our care.
Fiona is responsible for the administration of the home and works closely with the General Manager and Heads of Departments to ensure the smooth running of Kingfisher Lodge. Fiona is supported by two other members of her team, Wendy and Julie.
Fiona has been with Kingfisher Lodge since March 2013 and is a very committed member of the management team and brings a wealth of administration experience from her previous role of working for the Local Authority.
My name is Katrina O’Hagan and I’m a Registered Nurse with experience working in a variety of health and care settings, including acute hospital care and community & registered nursing homes. I am passionate about maintaining and improving the quality of life for those who require support. I also have a keen interest in supporting adults with a variety of cognitive impairments.
I’m Vicky and I have been working here at Kingfisher Lodge since April 2016. I began my career at Barchester working in the kitchen, but I soon realised that I wanted to spend more time with residents.
I’ve been a florist for over 10 years and enjoy showing residents my creative side.
I organise events, guest entertainers, all of our daily activities and one-to-one sessions for those who prefer not to join in with group activities.
I really enjoy this role and love coming to work.
Hi, my name is Karen, and I am the Head Chef here at Kingfisher Lodge. I was one of the first chefs to work here at Kingfisher lodge when we first opened its doors back in 2012.
I am lucky enough to have also worked at other Barchester homes. I really enjoy not only the cooking but the life outside the kitchen in and around the home in the lounges and dining rooms, chatting and joining in singalongs and activities with all the staff.
I really do thrive from interaction with the residents and enjoy listening to suggestions and unusual things to cook. I will always surprise residents with a special meal and a birthday cake.
Mark is our Second Chef. He interacts really well with our residents, treating the resident of the day with great importance. Mark listens and takes on board feedback from residents in a positive way.
Mandy joined Kingfisher in February 2016. She is loved by all residents and has great communication skill with loved ones. Everyone loves Mandy’s stories about Wales and she often tells residents long tales from the valleys.
Liz has been with Barchester for over a year now and brings fun and laughter to the home on a daily basis.
George is the singing carer at Kingfisher Lodge. George is a great team leader loved by all. His cheerful nature makes him a joy to be around say both staff and residents.
What happens now?
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