Awards NightColleagues at HC-One homes across the country are celebrating their success after being awarded with special recognition at the HC-One of a Kind Awards. The first annual gala awards were held at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester last night, 8th December 2016, and it was an evening to recognise colleagues who go above and beyond to deliver the kindest, high quality care to Residents. The event was also an opportunity to celebrate HC-One’s fifth anniversary.
 
Winners had been nominated by Residents, their relatives, and colleagues of HC-One, together with health and social care professionals who have seen first-hand the outstanding contribution made by an individual or team within an HC-One Home or the HC-One Central Support Centre. There were 15 awards to recognise colleagues from across the business presented on the evening by HC-One’s Senior Management Team led by Executive Chairman Dr. Chai Patel, CBE, FRCP. All present were also thanked by Dame Esther Rantzen for their hard work and for HC-One’s support of her charity Silver Line.
 
As the UK’s third largest care home provider, HC-One is committed to investing in staff and has recently been named as a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence. The company is also proud of achieving a 9.4 average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website www.carehome.co.uk, putting HC-One homes into the very best company in the care home sector.
 
HC-One Executive Chairman, Dr. Chai Patel, CBE, FRCP, said:
“The HC-One of a Kind Awards are about recognising and celebrating our colleagues who demonstrate the kindest high quality care, and the best practice, that we can all learn from.
“Each and every day, HC-One staff do incredible work, and make such a difference to the lives of Residents living in our homes.
“It was a truly special evening, with truly special people – and one of the highlights of my 30 year career in health and social care. I could not be more proud of my wonderful colleagues.”
 
The worthy winners include:
  • Carer of the Year – Keith Varley, Jack Dormond Care Home
  • Nurse of the Year – Julie Noble, Jack Dormand Care Home
  • Rising Star of the Year – Sarah Todd, Defoe Court Care Home
  • Nursing Assistant of the Year – Susan Parr, Callands Care Home
  • Chef of the Year - Terri and Deborah Donnelly, Silverwood (Rotherham) Care Home
  • Care Home Support Worker of the Year – Lynn Adam, Douglas View Care Home
  • Dementia Carer of the Year – Simon Li, Kesteven Grange Care Home
  • Team of the Year – Amber Lodge Care Home
  • Leader of the Year – Denise Fowler, Fairview Care Home
  • Home Manager of the Year – Orla Adamson, Daisy Nook Care Home
  • Most Improved Care Home of the Year – Tower Bridge Care Home
  • Care Home of the Year – Bankwood Care Home
  • Unsung Heroes - Catherine Valenti, Joanna Gamack, Francesca Jaskolski, Gordon Asher, David McCluskey and Stuart Wayper
  • Chairman’s Award – Richmond House Care Home
  • Lifetime Achievement of the Award – Elizabeth Roscoe