Meet the Strachan House Care Home 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:

Eileen Crawford

General Manager

Hi, my name is Eileen, and I am the General Manager here at Strachan House. Welcome to our website!

My career has included volunteering, working with the NHS and joining private providers to support adults and older people. Have worked as a manager, senior manager, in quality assurance and clinical governance and also as a learning & development specialist (nursing). During my working career, I have been fortunate to have my work accredited by the Royal College of Nursing, National Council for Palliative Care and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

I love working for Barchester and leading the team at Strachan House in the care and support of residents to provide a quality service that meets their individual needs. Safe practice in line with legislative and regulatory requirements is paramount, as is making sure the care is delivered to maximise the choices and wishes of those we support.

I am most proud of my family, my career and making the right choices as a nurse, always acting in the best interests of those I am caring for; and of supporting families and friends in difficult situations when those close to them in my care are living with dementia and other serious conditions.

Daniela Zampieri

Deputy Manager

I am originally from the North of Italy.  I have been a nurse since 1997, and for the first fourteen years, when I qualified, I worked in a hospital in Italy. I moved to Edinburgh in 2011 and worked as a nurse in a  local nursing home. In 2012, I was promoted to a Unit Manger before coming to Strachan house as Deputy Manager in 2020.  

I love working with the elderly and I get so much enjoyment from them. I am married and have a daughter. I love to travel and like visiting new places. My favourite food is Thai, but I also love Scotland’s finest – haggis!.

 

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Annette Moffat

Unit Manager

Hello, my name is Annette Moffat, and I am a Unit Manager here at Strachan House. I have over 30 years of experience as a nurse. I have worked in numerous fields of nursing. For many years I have worked in senior management, and was very happy to be given the opportunity to work in Strachan House.

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Louisa Ho

Unit Manager - Memory Lane

I am the Unit Manager on our Memory Lane community. I worked at one of our sister homes previously before moving to Strachan in the Summer of 2018.

Mary Christie

Head Housekeeper

I have worked at Strachan House for 16 years as Head Housekeeper. I enjoy my work as it is extremely varied and I get to meet lots of new people.  Strachan House is a very nice home to work in. Outside work I love spending time with my grandchildren, dog walking and bingo.  So all in all, life is very busy.

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Nombedesho Omega Nigamlana

Night Charge Nurse

I am from South Africa. I am the night shift charge nurse. I joined Strachan house care home team in March 2004, I have been a qualified nurse for 24years, and I have worked in different fields in nursing. I enjoy working with Strachan house team.

Michael Scott

Head of Maintenance

My name is Mike and I have worked for Barchester since 2015 and have been based at Strachan House since 2017. I am the Head of Maintenance and my role involves maintaining our home to the highest of standards for all of our residents, their visitors and our staff to enjoy.

Gemma Moriarty

Gemma Moriarty

Administrator

I have worked at Strachan House since 2003. I started in the home as an admin assistant and was promoted to administrator in 2016. I love my job!

Mark Murray

Head Chef

Hi, My name is Mark and I am the Head Chef at Strachan House and joined the team in February 2020. Myself and the hospitality team cater for residents' individual dietary needs and ensure that our seasonal home cooked menus offer choice, nutrition and quality. All meals are prepared with fresh, seasonal produce.

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Gail Hunter

Gail Hunter

Receptionist

I have worked in Strachan House for 7 years. I first started as a carer before moving onto activities, which I really enjoyed. I started working on reception at the beginning of 2019 and with any new role you are forever learning. I believe I now have the best of both worlds as I work 3 days on reception and 2 days on activities.  This allows me to spend some quality time with our residents and enhancing they day-to-day lifestyle.  I am passionate about my roles within the home. Outside of work I like art, music, yoga, and spending time with my family at the weekends.

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Lynne Hiddleston

Head of Activities

I have come to Strachan House as the Head of Activities and bring with me 9 years’ experience within the same field. I am fortunate to work in such an amazing environment with all the facilities that allow our team to offer residents a varied activities programme that enhances their lifestyle and well-being.

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Fiona Crow

Fiona Crow

Music Therapist

I joined the team at Strachan after qualifying as a music therapist in 2008 and I visit the home on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We have two weekly music group sessions that are popular with residents who enjoy participating through singing, playing an instrument or dancing.

I also work closely with the physiotherapy staff, providing musical support for the exercise classes, as well as combined one-to-one sessions where appropriate.

There are some residents who I see regularly on a one-to-one basis and this sometimes involves singing with them by their bedside.

I really enjoy my job and continue to be amazed at the positive impact music can bring in a care home setting, particularly to those living with dementia.

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Gardener

Ian Bruce

Gardener

My name is Ian Bruce and I am the Gardner here at Strachan house.

I studied horticulture at the Scottish Rural College and also at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens and love using my experience to tend to Strachan House's stunning grounds and gardens, creating  relaxing, beautiful areas for our residents and their loved ones.

When I'm not busy in the gardens, I enjoy hillwalking, photography and rural pursuits

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The Physiotherapists

Physio Team

Physiotherapists

Here at Strachan House, we have 3 Physiotherapists and 1 Physiotherapy Assistant who take care of our residents and provide 5-days-a-week support. We are also proud to say they are an integral part of our team with their service and dedication to the home. The team includes  Anna Wersun, Ethel Sinclair, Gill Murray, Marta Zuchlke. Each share the same passion to support the homes' residents.

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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 341 4827

All other calls

0131 336 3166

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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