Meet the team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Katie Searle

General Manager

Hi, I am the General Manager her at South Chowdene - welcome to our website!

I am proud to say that I am a dedicated, qualified nurse and I am fortunate to be in a position to lead such a wonderful staff group. I have worked in healthcare since I was 19 and started out as a healthcare assistant in the QE hospital. Previously, I worked for a specialist neuro brain injury unit as the nurse in charge. We provided complex nursing care for residents, as well as rehabilitation and palliative care. I then trained as a nurse assessor for CHC.

I love my role at South Chowdene and take great pride in supporting the team. The nurses and staff are a dedicated and well-established group, and are all very proactive. I am currently extending the roles of the care staff and focusing on their further training and development. I have always lived locally to the care home, so I have a good knowledge of the area. I have 2 children and attended Newcastle College for A levels and Northumbria University for nurse training.

Allow our warm, welcoming, family feel to greet you, as I am sure you will find that we are ideally suited to meet your needs now and in the future.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Julia Bell

Administrator

My name is Julia Bell and it is my role to support our General Manager by maintaining the administration and financial systems within the home in accordance to company standards and in compliance with all regulatory and statutory obligations. I job share this role with Clare Lambert.

I have four years experience working within a finance environment and more than 20 years in administration working with a number of industries. This is my first role within a care home environment.

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