Beverley Lockhart, the new Home Manager at Brook View in West Moors, was 30 when she switched from a secretarial career to nursing.
After training at Poole Hospital and Bournemouth University, she returned to the hospital and was made a senior sister within five years.
She later left the NHS for elderly care in the private sector, spending ten years in care home management and helping to take a home run by another provider from very poor to outstanding.
“When I joined Brook View in June 2016, it was as a senior sister, as I had decided to go back to my ‘nursing roots’,” explained Beverley. “When Colten Care approached me about the Home Manager role, I could not resist. Brook View is so much more than a care home – it is a community.
“As someone who has been on the ‘shop floor’ at Brook View, I can honestly say I now live and breathe it. And while we have an excellent reputation, I want to make it an outstanding care home by next year.”