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Barchester employee is Spirit of Care

27th November 2006

A Barchester care home manager has been presented with the Spirit of Care Award at the Welsh Care Awards.

Ruth Lloyd, the general manager at the Awel-y-Mor care centre, was presented with the award for her commitment, dedication and energy towards those in her care at Cardiff's City Hall on Friday.

Awel-y-Mor is the only independent specialist rehabilitation centre located in the south west of Wales and looks after adults aged from 18 to 65-years-old.

"I am absolutely thrilled and stunned to have received this award," said Ms Lloyd.

"It is a fitting tribute to all the fantastic staff working at Awel-y-Mor."

Presenting her award were the managing director of Barchester Healthcare, Mike Parsons, and the Welsh assembly minister for health, Dr Brian Gibbons.

The awards, which are in their fourth year, were organised by Care Forum Wales.