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:
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.
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.
Hi, my name is Helen and I am the unit manager on our Memory Lane community.
Hi, my name is Stephanie and I have worked for Barchester for many years. I am a registered nurse with lots of experience. I love being the head of our nursing unit and the care staff support me so well to ensure that residents are encouraged to continue to lead a full and active lifestyle, no matter their capabilities.
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.
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.
I have been with Barchester Healthcare since 2008 and was fully trained through the Barchester Academy. I am very passionate about food and cooking; quality always comes first. We prepare and cook nutritious and tasty meals based on residents' individual preferences.
Alex Tucker & Emma Worrell
We are part of the care team here at Kingfisher; our main priority is to ensure that residents are well supported and that everyone feels like they are part of the Kingfisher family.
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