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:

Elizabeth Stewart

General Manager

Hi, my name is Elizabeth, and I am the General Manager here at Ochil Care Home. I hope you find what you're looking for on our website!

I joined the team at Ochil on 13th June 2017 and have been a qualified general nurse for over 30 years. I have managed care homes for over a decade in Wales, England and now Scotland.

I completed the Registered Managers Award qualification in 2010 and also have a HABC Level 3 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace (Merit).

Please do come and see me – my door is always open!

 

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Haydee Alcover

Deputy Manager

I am the Clinical Lead here at Ochil. I have been a Registered Nurse for 23 years and have been at Ochil since 2009. I was promoted to Deputy General Manager in February 2017. My role is to support the nursing and care staff to provide the highest standards of care for our residents and to support Liz, our General Manager

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Louise Paton

Activities Coordinator

I joined the team at Ochil in January 2015 and feel very strongly that a unique approach to the needs and desire of each resident is essential. I enjoy working closely with family and friends, and more importantly, the residents themselves, from the moment they arrive at Ochil. I further encourage involvement within the community, schools, nurseries and with local artists and entertainers. I thoroughly enjoy my role at Ochil and find it very rewarding.

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Elspeth Campbell

Senior Nurse - Glendevon Unit

Although I haven’t quite travelled the world yet (!) I have enjoyed my 31 years as a Registered Nurse in London, Dundee, Brighton, Isle of Guernsey and Perth. I joined the team at Ochil in 2003, not intending to stay that long but I’m still here!!

I was promoted to Senior Nurse in August 2017 and look forward with optimism to leading a great team with new energy. A new chapter in promoting great care infused with lots of laughter!

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Kathleen Watson

Charge Nurse - Memory Lane

I am the Charge Nurse of the Memory Lane Community here at Ochil. I have been a Registered General Nurse for 30 years, with 15 years of experience caring for people with Dementia. I gained a Level 1 Dementia Care qualification several years ago. I have been in post at Ochil since 2014.

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Morna Finnigan

Senior Nurse

I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2010 and took up my first post in our Glendevon Unit, which specialises in care for younger physically disabled people, and have been here ever since! I have developed my nursing skills, which now include ventilation, tracheostomy care and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding. I was promoted to Senior Nurse in August 2017.

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Wendy Kerr

Senior Nurse

I have been a Registered Nurse since 2007 and joined the team at Ochil in 2015. I was promoted to the role of Senior Nurse in August 2017.

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Rodica Dumitras

Charge Nurse

I have been a Registered Nurse for over 35 years. I was a Pediatric Nurse for 27 years in my home country of Romania and I moved to the UK and took up post as a Registered Nurse at Ochil in 2011, and was promoted to Charge Nurse in August 2018. I love my job and look forward to coming to work every day.

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Anne Bain

Administrator

Administration, Finance and Contracts.

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Anne Horsburgh

Head Chef

Hello, my name is Anne and I’m the Head Chef here at Ochil. I have worked in the catering industry for over 30 years. I started in schools – mostly primary schools – in Scotland and England.

I returned to Perth in 2008, which is when I got my first job role in the care sector – a huge change for me! It was very challenging, but also very rewarding .

I took up my post at Ochil in November 2017 and aim to provide the highest standard of food for those we support.

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Eddie Balnaves

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is Eddie and I joined the team at Ochil in June 2018. I have had previous experience in care homes and I am responsible for property maintenance, associated documentation and contractor liaison.

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Carol Kennedy

Head Housekeeper

Hi, my name is Carol, and I am the Head Housekeeper here at Ochil Care Home, leading a team of nine domestic and laundry staff members. I have been at Ochil since 2009 and love my job!

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Alistair Brown

Resident Ambassador

Alistair Brown has been at Ochil since April 2008. Alistair was a landscape gardener and has a vast knowledge of plants and flowers, so the maintenance team are always grateful for his advice!

As Resident Ambassador, Alistair attends resident meetings and is involved in recruitment. Alistair sits in on staff interviews with the General Manager and Deputy Manager and asks his own questions at the end.

Alistair also speaks with residents to ensure they are happy and completes meal time questionnaires with them.

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