Meet the Oak Grange Care Home 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:

Karen Fitzgerald

Karen Fitzgerald

General Manager

Hi, my name is Karen, and I am the General Manager here at Oak Grange. Welcome to our website.

I qualified as a mental health nurse in 2010, and since then have always worked within the private sector, firstly as a nurse, then unit manager, and eventually as a home manager and regional manager. 

Prior to becoming a nurse, I worked in administration management and spent 10 years in education, working with young people who struggled with social, emotional and behavioural skills. I have a keen interest in studying emotional intelligence and enjoy personal study looking into various mental health therapies.   

I am proud and privileged to have had the opportunity to nurse and care for our elderly generation, and I hope to continue to do so for many years to come. 

Alison Clark

Deputy Home Manager

Oak Grange care home is proud to introduce Registered Nurse, Alison Clark who has recently been appointed the homes Deputy Manager. Alison brings to the team many years’ experience ensuring high standards of care is delivered to our residents.  With her knowledge and in-house experience she is a tremendous asset to the team. She is an unique, responsible and popular member of the team and is a good listener and our residents love her!

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Diana Foxall

Administrator

I have been working for Barchester since Oak Grange opened its doors in 2012. I live very local to Oak Grange so close that I watched the building grow week on week and often said to myself I am going to work there, and here I am. I was I consider myself to be extremely privileged to work with such wonderful people, full of humour with wonderful stories to tell. I know its a cliché but we are like one big happy family, I love being here!

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Trish McGing

Administration Assistant

Hi, my name is Trish and I am one of the Admin Assistants at Oak Grange.   I have worked her since January 2019 and love my job.  I am based in the Reception area of the home which means I get to meet and greet all of our visitors and regularly get to chat with our residents as they pass by.  My job is varied and there are many aspects to what we complete as a team, but no two days are the same and there is rarely a quiet moment, but I love the hustle and bustle and always have a smile for everyone. 

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Simon Burns

Head Chef

I have worked at Oak Grange since 2020, my team provide a high standard of cuisine for our residents and believe mealtimes are a special time for our residents to socialise and have some fun, I enjoy talking to the residents every day to ensure I am up to date with their preferences.

Felma Patio

RGN - Nurse

Hi, my name is Felma and I am one of the team of nurses here at Oak Grange.   I look after our residents on the Memory Lane Nursing community and enjoy my job very much.   I work within a wonderful team and like to encourage cooperation and good communication.  I strive to create an atmosphere that feels welcoming for everybody.

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Claudia Godinez

Activities Coordinator

Hi, My name is Claudia and I am the lead Activities Coordinator here at Oak Grange.  I was born and raised in Acapulco, Gro. Mexico. I bring a wealth of experience to the role and I also volunteer with a charity supporting people living with cancer, during this time I began to study Reiki as an alternative therapy.

I am a chartered Accountant and a Lawyer with a master in Human Resources. However, on this job I found myself so involve in the Wellbeing of the human being that I decided to became a Master student of Psychology at the University of Chester.

As my family is back in Mexico I am fully committed with the Residents at Oak Grange, for me Every day I get to do what I love, having fun, having a laugh yapping lots and trying my very best to make a difference on each and every one of the residents as I would love someone do the same with my parents.

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Anna Jefferies

Head of Housekeeping

I have worked at Oak Grange since 2020, I love spending time with the residents especially when they want to help me with the domestic duties, myself and my team work hard every day to ensure the residents environment is clean, tidy and a relaxed space for them to socialise.

Julie Boote

Care Practitioner

Hello, my name is Julie and I have been working as a Care Practitioner since 2018 but have worked with Barchester since 2015.   I work primarily on the nursing units, supporting our nursing staff and looking after our wonderful residents.  I love working alongside the team at Oak Grange and am always here for relatives to help and support them in any way I can. 

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Jake Lowndes and Shane Oosthuizen

Hospitality Team

Hi, we are part of the hospitality team here at Oak Grange.  We joined Barchester Healthcare quite recently and thoroughly enjoy working alongside the team to offer our residents the highest quality of service and ensure they enjoy their dining experience as much as possible.   We enjoy our jobs and enjoy any training that helps with our continued development.

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Heather Lowndes

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Heather, I joined Barchester in 2008 as a carer. I then went on to join the activities team. I feel passionate about the residents having a stimulating environment to live in and to feel that this is truly their home from home. Looking into their past histories and trying to accommodate past interests.

When I am not in work I enjoy gardening, singing. I am a member of the PopVox Chior in Wrexham. Singing and music is so therapeutic and I like to sing along with the residents and give them a wide variety of music to listen to. I am also a member of Waverton Evangelical Fellowship. I took part in the Chester Mystery Play in 2018 and the Passion in Chester twice. I think it is really important to help the residents in their spiritual journey too.

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Sid Nagy

Sid Nagy

Maintenance Manager

Hello, my name is Szliard, but I like to be called Sid. I joined Oak Grange in 2017 as the home's gardener and maintenance assistant before moving to the role of maintenance manager in July 2019. During this period outside of work, I successfully completed a BA Hons Business degree, and have now started a Master’s in Human Resource Management.

Maintenance is paramount when it comes to our residents, relatives and colleagues, and my role is to keep the home environment to the highest standards possible, ultimately creating a safe and warm place for our residents to live and my colleagues to work.

I also manage and deal with contractors, keeping records up-to-date for our audits.  

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Naomi Clark

Care Assistant

Hi, my name is Naomi and I absolutely love my job at Oak Grange Care Home.  I work on the general nursing community and love the team I work with and residents that I have the privilege to look after.   I am currently enjoying taking part in extended learning so that I can grow my career within Barchester and hope to stay at Oak Grange for many years to come.   I look forward to meeting you. 

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Danielle Moore

Care Assistant

Hi, my name is Danielle and I have been a care assistant at Oak Grange since January 2020.  I enjoy providing high quality care for our residents and making sure that they are listened to and that they are happy and content every day.  

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

Activities

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

01244 434 951

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01244 852140

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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