Meet the team
Our wonderful team comprises nurses, carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. These people are here to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest. Meet some of our staff below:
Hi, my name is Michele, and I am the Deputy Manager acting as General Manager here at Lochduhar. Welcome to our website!
I qualified as a registered mental healthcare nurse in 1989 in Ipswich, Suffolk. Michele’s spouse was in the Royal Air Force, and he was posted to West Germany, where they lived for 4 years. During her time in West German, Michele worked for SSAFA (Soldier, Sailor & Airmen and Families Association), supporting families when their husbands were posted further afield.
On her return to Dumfries in 1994, Michele began working at Lochduhar as a bank nurse and then moved to work as contracted nurse specialising in dementia care at another care home before being promoted to Deputy Manager, and eventually moving to Lochduhar in 2018.
Cheryl is responsible for maintaining all administration and accounts within the home.
I have worked at Lochduhar for over 15 years, firstly as a Care Assistant on our Memory Lane Community, which I enjoyed for 6 years. I took on the role of Activities Coordinator in 2006 and thoroughly enjoy this position.
Hi, my name is Heather Johnstone, and I have worked at Lochduhar since 2000. Lochduhar is not only my work place, but it’s also like a second home to me, as it is a warm and friendly environment. We are all here for the residents and it makes my day to see them smiling and having fun.
Maricel has worked at Lochduhar since 2004 and was originally employed as a Nurse. Maricel was promoted to a Senior Nurse in 2016 and now oversees our ground floor unit.
Evelyn has worked at Lochduhar since 2007, originally as an Assistant Cook before being promoted to Head Chef in 2011. Prior to working at Lochduhar, she worked for the NHS catering department.
Out PAT dog, Jacko, visits the home every other Wednesday with his owner, Aileen. Jacko visits residents at Lochduhar, who are really fond of dogs. Jacko loves being made a fuss of and even enjoys going to the rooms of the less mobile residents.
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