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:

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Tracy Johnston

Acting General Manager

Hi, my name is Tracy and I am the Acting General Manager here at Newton House.

I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1999 at the University of Central Lancashire and went straight into NHS as a Recovery Nurse for several years. I gained variable experience following that with a nursing agency.

Since leaving the NHS, I have worked for Bupa, firstly as a unit sister, caring for residents with dementia. I then went to Cyprus in 2003 and worked in the community. After that, I decided to take a little break from nursing and opened a nail salon in Paphos, which was a great achievement.

In 2008, I came back to UK with family and returned to nursing again with Bupa and started as an RGN for several months. I was then promoted to Deputy Manager of a 46 bedded nursing home. I completed my NVQ Level 4 Management after that, and was promoted to the General Manager of a Bupa care home, before finally moving to Barchester.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Yvonne Fairbrother

Deputy Manager

I qualified as RGN in 1992 after training in East Birmingham Hospital which is now known as Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. I worked for a number of years in Trauma and orthopaedics ward from 1992 to 2007 where I completed my ENB 219 course for the management of trauma and orthopaedics in 1996-97. In 2007 I commenced employment In Tanglewood Lincolnshire Ltd which was a care home group, I was promoted to Deputy manager in 2009 and then to home manager in 2011. In 2013 I commenced employment at Four Seasons Healthcare as Home manager, after a number of years as home manager I wished to no longer be the registered manager and was looking for a new challenge, I successfully interviewed for the post of deputy manager at the 120 bedded home and was successful and started work at Newton in June and presently working with the team to make and sustain improvements to increase the CQC rating.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Eziah Mokete Mahlatsi

RMN on Castlegate

Having first qualified in South Africa in 1996 at the Northwest College of Nursing, I have been part of the team at Newton since July 1999. Oustside of work I enjoy watching football, keeping up-to-date with current affairs and watching and reading about wildlife.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Debra Cope

Head Chef

Having been part of the staff team here at Newton for almost 20 years, I am originally from Nottingham and have travelled a lot as part of my career development. Living locally I enjoy playing football and also coaching for Junior Football teams.

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Suzanne Dunks

Hotel Services Manager

Having joined the team at Newton late last year, Suzanne comes from a background of Catering and Service Management, some of it at RAF Caterham. Her interests largely centre around food and exercise, and she is now a RAF reservist. 

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Rebecca Riley

Head of Department

Rebecca is the Head of Department here at Newton House. She was named as a Divisional Winner for Registered Nurse of the Year in the Barchester Care Awards 2016,

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Mindy Gorski

Head Housekeeper

I joined the team at Newton House over 12 years ago and really enjoy my work. For 8 of those years I have been Head of Housekeeping and the favourite part of my work is the residents. Outside of work I enjoy reading, music and I am a true animal lover.

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