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

Desireé Jooste

General Manager

Hello, my name is Desireé and I am the General Manager here at Oulton Park. Welcome to our website!

I have been working in health and social care for over 15 years and have gained experience in numerous services, as well as in various roles. Before coming to Oulton Park, I worked as an Operational Manager by supporting other General Managers to deliver outstanding care across the London region. I found this very rewarding, as I got to spend a lot of time with residents and colleagues.

I decided to move to Suffolk in 2017 and wanted to spend more time embedding excellent care in one care home. I am privileged to have succeeded the interview stage at Barchester and was offered the job at Oulton Park.

Delivering excellent care, celebrating life and fulfilling dreams is my main objective at this home.

I have an open door policy, so please feel free to stop by and have a chat any time.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Pat Davies

Head of Unit for Hawthorn/Poplar

I have been a nurse for 30+ years and have been at Oulton Park since 2013. I specialise in end of life care and strongly believe in supporting relatives as well as the residents here at Oulton Park. I love my work as every day is different and I have a hard-working dedicated team behind me as support.

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Heidi Innes

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Heidi and I have been at Oulton Park since January 2009, firstly starting as a Carer then, in December 2012, I became the Activities Coordinator on both units.

I am always searching for new and exciting activities for residents to take part in at Oulton Park. All events and daily activities are planned to enrich their lives and, of course, to be fun and stimulating for them.

Myself and Andrea work closely together to create and provide a varied exciting plan of activities for everyone. We love seeing their happy faces when a plan comes together and they enjoy whatever it is we have organised for them. We strive to constantly improve our activities programme and to personally improve and further develop within our job roles. 

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Gemma Hatton

Admin Assistant

My name is Gemma and I have been with Oulton Park for over 10 years. I first started as a Hostess then, after 6 and a half years, I moved into the kitchen to become a Kitchen Assistant, eventually moving to the role of Admin Assistant, which I really enjoy! Oulton Park has become a second family to me and I enjoy turning up for work every day. We have a really hardworking team and a very supportive General Manager. Getting to know all the residents and their families too is fantastic.

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Andrea Pullinger

Activities Coordinator

Hello, I have been working at Oulton Park since January 2017 and find my job really fulfilling and rewarding.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Peter Davies

Maintenance Manager

As Maintenance Manager. Peter makes sure the home is looked after to a high standard. He is also the key contact on site for outside contractors. He will make sure that residents' stays here are a trouble free and as comfortable as possible.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Paula Mills

Head of Housekeeping

Paula is responsible for the overall operation of the housekeeping department and upholding the highest standard of cleanliness and safety. The housekeeping team also maintain good relationships with all the residents and will always find time for a chat and a friendly smile.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Wendy, Lynn & Maria

Housekeeping Team

Wendy, Lynn & Maria comprise the housekeeping team here at Oulton Park.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Jordon Bush, Pat Davies & Amy Bligh

Nursing Team for Hawthorn/Poplar Unit

The nursing team on our Hawthorn/Poplar unit is made up of Jordon, Pat & Amy.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Amy Marshall


Amy is our hairdresser and is here all day on a Tuesday. 

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