Nightingale Lodge didn’t bag the title for best person-centred care at the Norfolk Care Awards – but they’re winners to us!

Sandra Rowe has been manager of Nightingale Lodge for over two decades, and has taken the home from strength to strength under her leadership; building a brilliant team of dedicated staff who are always willing to put in the extra effort.

We couldn’t be prouder of Sandra and the team for achieving an ‘Outstanding Overall’ in their latest report from the Care Quality Commission last year – making them one of only nineteen in Norfolk and Waveney.

Despite not winning the award, our team were very happy to receive a highly commended award which will sit proudly in the home, taking centre stage. To even be nominated in the Norfolk Care Awards is an enormous honour and we’re very grateful to have been a part of the splendid evening.

We had a fantastic time being entertained and hosted by the talented singer/comedian Siobhan Phillips who you may recognise from Britain’s Got Talent 2019.

We couldn’t be prouder of our brilliant team at Nightingale Lodge and we want them to know that they’re winners to us.

Their were 10 awards in total, with the winners as follows:

1 – Effective coordination of end of life care – St Martin’s (Websters Court)

2 – Excellence in delivering Dementia care – Kevlin House

3 – Excellent person-centred care and support – Christie’s Care

4 – Collaborative working – The Vineries Care Home and East Coast Community Health

5 – Motivational Leadership – Helen Jackson – Overbury House

6 – Promoting dignity and respect in everyday life – Westfield Care Home

7 – Delivering excellence through learning & development – Ford Place Nursing Home

8 – Rising Star – Charlotte Hardy – The Mayfields Care Home

9 – TEAM (Together everyone achieves more) – Meadow House (Healthcare Homes Group)

10 – Harold Bodmer outstanding achievement award – Karen Knight (Norsecare)

A big congratulations to everyone who was present, anyone who won an awards, or didn’t – the fact is that we were in a room surrounded by some brilliantly talented individuals and companies who aim to improve the lives of people in our region who we care for – and that is something to celebrate!

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