A wealth of experience at senior manager level has helped Tracey Aldin make a smooth transition into the role of Home Manager at Brook View.
Appointed Clinical Lead on arrival at the West Moors home in April 2018, Tracey was previously an NHS manager whose career included being a matron in elderly people’s care at Southampton General Hospital.
She ran six elderly care wards there and led a team looking after vulnerable adults with dementia or learning disabilities.
Tracey, who did her nurse training at Bournemouth Hospital, said: “Once I made the decision to leave the NHS, I researched the private sector and Colten Care really stood out as a provider I could work for. My first impressions were really good. I was made to feel very welcome. Brook View had also just been refurbished before I arrived and so it was an even nicer, brighter environment to come into.”
As Clinical Lead, Tracey deputised for the former Home Manager and headed the nursing team.
Commenting on her promotion, she said: “I believe I have lots of transferrable skills which have made it easier for me to step up to be Home Manager. My objective at all times is to support our residents and staff.”
Tracey lives in Christchurch and is married with three grown-up sons and eight grandchildren.