Meet the Westwood 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:
Welcome to Westwood House. My name is Stella Bernatek and I am the General Manager here.
I trained as a Registered Nurse in the eighties and have had approximately 13 years NHS experience before entering the private care home sector.I am passionate about providing a good standard of care for elderly residents and have had 6 years as Registered Manager in the London Borough of Sutton.I led the team in achieving GSF status and we provided nursing for residents with Dementia,Challenging Behaviour,and palliative care.
I am very proud to be working with a great team. As a team we all strive to provide the best standard of care for our residents. Training is of great importance to us all and staff are able to access lots of training internally and externally. We were all very pleased with our CQC Inspection in May which awarded us a GOOD rating.
We like this home to have a friendly 'home from home' atmosphere and we welcome all visitors. We care for 43 residents in total, 20 with nursing needs who live on the ground floor and 23 residents on our Memory Lane Community on the first floor.
Catherine is our Deputy Manager and has been with us for many years. She knows this home very well and is 100% committed to Westwood House and our residents who live here.
She oversees the whole home and works very hard to support the Manager and the staff team to ensure that the home runs well and that quality care is provided at all times.
Tatyana qualified as a Care Practitioner in 2018 at Westwood House and is really enjoying her new role within the home.
Joanne is our Administrator and is really pleased to be working for Barchester Healthcare. Joanne only started with us earlier this year but has already established herself in the home and is a valued member of the team.
My name is Lucy and I am a qualified Care Practitioner here at Westwood House. This is a fairly new role within Barchester and I now work alongside the Registered Nurses supporting them in their role. I work four nights per week and support the Night Nurses by administering medications and assisting with care planning and documentation.
My role is to organise and plan the activities for all of the residents at Westwood. I enjoy getting to know people and finding out about their families, background and interests and then I try to plan relevant activities around this information. I work closely with the caring team also.
Known as 'Roger', he has been at Woodside House since 2004 and works alongside the General Manager and Deputy Manager to ensure that we deliver the highest standards of care we can.
Vali has recently transferred to us from our sister home in Croydon. She has taken on the role of Senior Nurse for Memory Lane and is sharing some of the role of Deputy Manager with Catherine Decano and they will be working closely together to support the home.
Hi, my name is Nicola, and I am the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant here at Westwood House.
Our head chef is Dalton Baxter, who manages our catering team. Raj Thonipadan is the second chef and Charlene & Sue are our kitchen assistants. They all work very hard together to deliver a high standard of food to residents. Please feel free to come in to try our food!
Hi, my name is Rajan, and I am the second chef here at Westwood House.
Carla is our Head Housekeeper, and leads the team at Westwood House to maintain a clean and tidy home.
Celia is a Carer on Memory Lane and has now been working with us since 2018. Celia is part of our team working towards 10-60-06 accreditation, which we hope to achieve later this year. She works closely with Sam and Eve, and strives to provide a good standard of care for all of our residents at Westwood.
Suresh is the Maintenance Manager who is responsible for all safety aspects within the home and ensures that we all live and work in a safe environment.
Robert is our Host. He assists the residents by providing the refreshments and also welcomes everybody to the home with a cheery greeting and a cup of tea or coffee!
John has lived with us at Westwood House since 2006 and, in 2017, he accepted the post of Resident Ambassador within the home. John fulfills this role by attending our monthly resident forums and also speaking on behalf of those residents who may not be able to attend. John is very active in this role and he does also get involved in some of our interviews with prospective staff. John also takes on the responsibility of ensuring our menus are on show over the weekends.
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