Meet the Kirkburn Court Care Home 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:

David Garland

David Garland

General Manager

Hi, my name is David, and I am the General Manager here at Kirkburn Court. 

I have worked in the Care Sector for the past 30 years, in a varied range of positions. I started as a Care Assistant in 1986 and have been involved in management of care home services the past 9 years. I joined Barchester Healthcare, here at Kirkburn Court, in June 2015 and the warm welcome from the residents, their families and staff have helped me settle very well into life here as General Manager. I enjoy ensuring that residents and staff are well supported within the daily life of the home.

Heather Cameron

Deputy Manager & Clinical Lead

I have worked at Kirkburn Court since 2003. I started as a Staff Nurse and developed my skills to become the Home Trainer, then progressing to Head of Unit on our Memory Lane community, supporting those with a cognitive impairment.

I am now the Deputy Manager & Clinical Lead, overseeing the clinical and care needs of all the residents at Kirkburn Court, ensuring they have quality care delivered.

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Claire Burden

Activities Coordinator

I began my career with Barchester in December 2017. Having worked within the teaching profession for the preceding 8 years, I feel that I bring a range of transferable skills to the activities team.

I strongly believe that the provision of activities is about so much more than just structured, planned events – capturing and celebrating the little moments in daily life, such as enjoying a chat and a cup of tea together, are equally as important.

Activities, no matter how big or small, should be at the heart of every home and that individuality should be celebrated. In addition, I feel that activities should take a person-centred approach, which is why I enjoy spending time with the residents and learning about their preferences and their history.

My own interests include football, politics, crafting and drinking tea, and I enjoy nothing better than engaging with residents on these topics! I aim to bring energy, a friendly smile and a willing ear to the home each day.

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Gary Bannerman

Head of Maintenance

I joined Kirkburn Court as  Maintenance Manager in 2000. I see my role as ensuring our home external and internal areas are maintained to a high standard making sure all our maintenance records are kept up-to-date. I also manage and deal with contractors, creating a clean, safe and welcoming place to live and work for our residents and staff.

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Susan Simpson


I started at Kirkburn Court in 1997 as receptionist and after 5 years applied for the Administrator's position and then worked here as an Administrator for 10 years. I then applied for Regional Support Administrator and carried out this role for a further 4 years before returning to Kirkburn Court as the Administrator. I really enjoy spending time with my family and baking with my granddaughter.

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Pauline Mangalile

Second Chef

I have been here at Kirkburn Court since 2016. From the very beginning, I always strive to make the kitchen as fun as possible, because that fun translates to the food that we serve our residents.

Diane Bodie

Diane Bodie

Admin Assistant

Diane is the first smiling face to greet visitors as they come through the door. Diane has worked with us for 12 years now. 

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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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.

Care enquiries

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

01779 568 668

All other calls

01779 471 144

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what’s included in our contract. Please click the links below to find out more about our fees and contract.

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