Meet the Queens Manor Care Home team

Our wonderful team will comprise of nurses, carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. These people will be here to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest.

Sharon McGowan

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sharon, and I am General Manager here at Queens Manor. Welcome to our website!

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what Queens Manor has to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2000 and have worked in care homes since then.  In that time I worked my way up from Staff Nurse to Unit Manager to Home Manager and finally to Area Manager for a midsized Care Provider. I have worked alongside some amazing people who have helped me become the manager I am today.

I am looking forward to bringing all my knowledge, experience and passion for this industry to my new role as General Manager at Queens Manor.  I am extremely proud of my career progression and the lives that I have touched and hopefully made better along the way- residents, families and colleagues. Residents are at the centre of everything I do.

Coral Wiltshire

Head of Unit

Hi, my name is Coral and I am Head of Unit for our residential dementia suite here at Queens Manor.

I Began with Barchester when Queens Manor first opened after I moved up to Edinburgh from Swindon. I started working in care as helping others and making a difference gives me purpose and drive and I continuously strive to improve my skill set every day so that our residents receive the best possible care and so that I can lead my team well. I love getting to know our residents and I love the partnerships I’ve made with my colleagues and the wonderful team here.

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Michael Shaw

Head of Unit

Hi, my name is Michael and I am Head of Unit for our residential suite here at Queens Manor where I started in January 2019, just before the opening of our home. I love being able to support everyone within our home from resident's, relatives & friends and our staff too. I enjoy the strong level of family bonds and teamwork we have developed at Queens Manor and most importantly, the special friendships with our residents. Outside of work I'm a big fan of the cinema, walking my dog Sam and a good, tasty meal!

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Hayley Eaton


Hi, my name is Hayley, and I am Administrator here at Queens Manor.

I have experience of working in the care sector since 2006 both clinically and administratively; this has given me a great insight into the needs and desires of people moving into a care community. I started working at Queens Manor in 2018 as the home administrator and work together with the concierges to ensure the smooth running of the home.

I love that I can work in a job I enjoy with a great team and I feel privileged to be part of this flagship home

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Emma McCartney

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Emma, and I am Head of Housekeeping here at Queens Manor.

I have a background in management and public services, although the past few years I have been focused on being a head housekeeper in care homes.  Although this was a new challenge to me I have been able to put my organisational skills, attention to detail and love for working with people to good use.

I came to Queens Manor for a brand new challenge; to be in a very positive atmosphere where everyone living and working here feels ownership of the home and team that we are building a family being part of a caring community.

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Jezz Simpson

Head of Maintenance

Maintenance is paramount when it comes to our residents, relatives and colleagues, and my role is to keep the home environment up 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. I take great pride in my work and strive to ensure that our residents have a lovely place to live and our staff have a pleasant environment to work in.

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Duncan Taylor

Head Chef

Hi, My name is Duncan and I am the Head Chef at Queens Manor and joined the team in October 2019.

Myself and my team cater for residents' individual dietary needs and ensure that our seasonal home cooked menus offer choice, nutrition and quality. All meals are freshly prepared with seasonal produce. I enjoy speaking with our residents to learn about the food they love and to gain feedback to ensure we are always delivering a high standard of food and satisfying all our of our varied palates.


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Members of the Senior Care Team

Senior Carers

Hi, we are members of the senior care team here at Queens Manor and offer a variety of skills and invaluable warmth and care for our residents. We bring a wealth of experience to our roles and continue to develop our expertise in order to provide the best possible care to our residents. We each bring a wealth of knowledge to the team and help and encourage others every day as well as thrive on their unique relationships with our residents.

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Suzy Cardoso

Lifestyle, Head of Department

Hello, my name is Suzy and I am Lifestyle, Head of Department here at Queens Manor!

I have a degree in performing arts which really helps when it comes to entertaining the residents and getting the creative juices flowing! I’m also a qualified Zumba Gold Instructor which is a fun and energetic way to make sure everybody’s keeping up with exercise. I love getting to know each resident and then planning ideas and schedules in line with what we know will give them most enjoyment and I get so much satisfaction from being part of a team who facilitate such a warm and safe environment where we can support our residents in carrying on doing the things they love and even discover new hobbies.

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Gillian Rutherford

Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator

I began working with Queens Manor when we first opened, as a concierge on front of house where I struck up warm and trusted bonds with residents and their families. I moved over to the lifestyle team because I love the interaction with people and enjoy arts and crafts, gardening and practicing calming and mindful techniques which all give our residents an even wider array of choices. I find this role so rewarding and love finding out people’s unique personalities so I can help to ensure we continue to provide activities and experiences they love.

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Kathleen Wallace

Kathleen Wallace


Hi, my name is Kathleen, and I am the concierge here at Queens Manor.

I have had a long history of working with the public and felt that it was time for a new challenge in my life. Every day is different here at Queens Manor, no two days are ever the same. It has been wonderful getting to know the team as it grows and develops.

The best part of my job is meeting new people, showing them what we provide and getting to know each person well as they move in and become part of Queens Manor Community.

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Pet Therapy Dog

Hi, my name is Begbie. My Dad is the Maintenance Manager here at Queen’s Manor so I have been visiting since the home opened. I love sneaky sausage snacks and catching frisbees almost as much as I love going to see all of our residents and visitors for cuddles. I am looking forward to receiving my certificate as a Pet Therapy Dog and can’t wait to graduate.

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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

0131 3412 903

All other calls

0131 339 9653

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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