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