Meet the Pentland View 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:
I was brought up in Thurso, arriving at the age of 3 when my father took up a post in 1963. Just turning 18 I battled through the snow blizzards in Feb 1978 to train as a nurse at Vale of Leven Hosiptal in the outskirts of Glasgow.
Becoming a registered General Nurse I gained valuable experience in medical, surgical and gynecology before finishing my special 'niche' in care of the elderly working in both Helensburgh and Dumbarton Care Homes.
15 years on and four children later I decided to return to the place I belonged and that was Thurso to up a post at Pentland View as Deputy Matron 22 years ago and for the past 9 years I have been General Manager. In 2006 I gained a diploma in Palliative Care. I have seen and been part of a transformation of care that has ensured that the care we at Pentland View and Barchester provide is leading 'person centered care.' This is achieved by developing a dedicated team of over 60 staff who work here as they really want to make a difference to peoples lives and are passionate about giving the care they would expect to their own loved ones.
I started at Pentland View in November 2008 and I have been nursing for over 40 years, general and psychiatric nursing. Latterly I working in the Highland Hospice for 7 years which I loved.I love working at Pentland View as each day can bring different challenges. The residents are llike an extended family and I hope I support their familie in this way. As my own father suffers from dementia, I can totally empathise with families with the difficulties that going into car brings. It is important to me that my residents are treated with respect and dignity at all times.I also enjoy the palliative stage of care with the challenges it can bring for both the resident and their family.I came to Thurso as a new chapter in my life and have since re-married. I have six grandchildren both here and Inverness.I love gardening and have tried to make a garden at Pentland View.
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