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:

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Suzanne Hudson

General Manager

Hi, my name is Suzanne, and I am the General Manager here at Meadow Park. I hope you find everything you need on our website!

Since leaving school in 1984, I have worked in various settings that provided care and support to those in need, from supporting children under 18 years with physical disabilities to caring for babies when parents required respite.

I initially became a cook at a local nursing home, where I would manage the kitchen and staff, before I decided to broaden my skills and experiences and take up care support roles. I achieved all relevant training and management qualifications, including RMA Level 4, and became a Registered Manager in 2007 in a residential care setting that specialised in supporting people living with dementia. 

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Tracey Mason

Home Administrator

Hi, I have worked for Barchester Healthcare for 2 years as Administrator, I joined Woodhorn Park initially and enjoyed it but recently transferred to Meadow Park as I live in Bedlington and it saves on travelling. I have worked in Sales in a Business/Manufacturing environment for 20 years but wanted to be in a more satisfying role dealing with people direct and interacting with Staff and Clients alike allows me to do that. Helping the Residents and Families is also part of my role and I enjoy getting to know them.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Julie Collingwood

Head Chef

I am responsible for preparing and cooking well-balanced, home cooked meals for our residents and guests, making sure that all dietary needs are catered for.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Julie Rothwell

Activities Coordinator

Julie started at Meadow Park in 2003 as a Care Assistant and immediately impressed her colleagues with her person-centered approach and dedication to her job role.

Julie has shown some exceptional devotion to all residents at Meadow Park; she goes that extra mile to ensure that activities in the home are fun and even spends her own free time taking residents on trips in the minibus. Always happy to offer assistance, whether it's help with personal care or serving meals, Julie is a very enthusiastic person who constantly inspires others with her outstanding work ethic.

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Joan Crichton

Senior Carer

I have worked in the care sector since 1982 and I started working in Meadow Park in 2001 as a kitchen assistant.  At this time, I had a Son who was at school and the kitchen hours suited my home life. When my Son was older, I was asked to consider a role as care assistant which I took on. After some time, I was then promoted to Senior Care which is a role I really enjoy. As a Senior Carer on a busy Dementia unit I ensure that both residents’ and staff needs are met to the best of my ability.  I ensure that the residents’ day to day care is of the highest standard, administer medication and address and support thr residents' physical and mental needs.  I support colleagues by providing a listening ear and offering guidance and support. I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising, watching TV and reading.

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Tony Brian


I am the maintenance assistant here at Meadow Park and have been since late 2015. I have 17 years’ experience in building maintenance. I ensure that the home, the plant and equipment within the home are maintained to a high standard ensuring the safety, comfort and wellbeing of all the residents and staff. I’m a huge football fan and I still play – I wonder if we follow the same team? I look forward to chatting with you to find out.

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Lyn Chilton


I make sure that the residents always have well-presented and clean clothing.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Lyn Copestake


I make sure that the home is clean, tidy and presentable for both our residents and guests.

Susan Elliott

Kitchen Assistant

I work at Meadow Park as a Kitchen Assistant and have been employed here for 3 years now. I make breakfasts for the residents (they all enjoy a good fry-up), wash dishes, make sure the kitchen is clean and tidy and I assist our Head Chef in the preparation of food. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and grandchildren.

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