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Why our nurses are passionate about their job

We all need to have trust and confidence in the people who look after us. When it comes to nursing, that means professional, compassionate and individual care from a team who understand you. For our residents, best practice in clinical care means access to nurses who can cater for many complex conditions within the comfort... read article...

 

A year in the life of Wellington Grange

It’s a whole year since the opening of our first Sussex home, Wellington Grange in Chichester, and a number of initiatives have helped build community links for the benefit of residents, including a partnership with Chichester Festival Theatre. Visits to the home from cast members on productions including Half A Sixpence and a youth theatre... read article...

Staff survey points way ahead for smarter working

Feedback from our latest staff survey is helping us understand how well we are doing to deliver our promise and values. We polled the thoughts of Home Managers, Clinical Leads, Operations Team and Colten House staff on subjects such as culture, communications and customer focus. We’re pleased to report that the overwhelming majority of respondents... read article...

Alan’s new command

Alan Icely-Brown has joined us as Home Manager at The Aldbury in Poole, following considerable experience in general and mental health nursing. After becoming a senior nurse manager in the NHS, Alan served in the army for 18 years with nurse postings in Germany and in the Middle East during the Gulf War. He rose... read article...

Sharon’s role as an enabler

Sharon Hicken’s love of training and developing people began 17 years ago on what was meant to be a break from her job as an area manager for banking giant Barclays. Our interim Learning and Development Business Partner had a background in frontline financial services when she ‘came into L&D by accident’ on a year’s... read article...

Carole’s home from home

Carole Butler, the new Home Manager at Amberwood House in Ferndown, spent 20 years as a civilian nurse providing support to the Ministry of Defence, here and in Germany. She was promoted to the post of Senior Nursing Officer for the Royal Marines and Special Forces, based in Poole where she still lives. Carole, who... read article...