Local Nurse is Student Nursing Times Awards Finalist

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Cheverton Lodge Care Home in Islington are over the moon because their Deputy Manager, who is also one of their much-loved nurses, Krisztina Vadnai, has reached the final of the Student Nursing Times Awards 2022. She has been shortlisted in the prestigious Learner of the Year category. 

Organised by Nursing Times, the awards are designed to bring together the nursing community and shine a light on the brightest talent making their way into the profession. The awards are now in their 11th year and competition is fierce with each of the categories receiving hundreds of entries. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 27th May 2022.

Krisztina is passionate about learning and development and takes every opportunity to better herself. She has thrown herself into her studies with drive and determination whilst still doing a full time role at Cheverton Lodge. A wonderful mentor to the team, she is hands on and leads from the front. She is incredibly popular with all her colleagues and residents alike.

Krisztina says: “I feel so lucky, I absolutely love my job here at Cheverton Lodge. I have been so well supported while I have been studying, I want to thank everyone who has helped me along the way. We are such a tight knit team and our residents are wonderful.  It is a pleasure to come to work every day and spend time with everyone.”

General Manager of Cheverton Lodge, Earl Elliott, comments: “We are so proud of Krisztina, we cannot think of anyone more deserving of the title of Learner of the Year. She enrolled on her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care at an incredibly difficult time, it was the height of the pandemic when it was all hands to the pump and she was already working long hours and additional days, but she stuck at it. She is a force of nature and the heart of our home, everyone loves her, she is so positive, passionate and caring, every day we all try to be a bit more Krisztina.”

We’re making our homes as safe as possible and will ensure that all new residents and staff are vaccinated before moving in or working in our homes. Please do give us a call on 020 7281 7040 if you are looking for care or need any further help.

Cheverton Lodge Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Cheverton Lodge Care Home provides residential, nursing and specialist dementia care.