A Fond farewell to Alison………

 

We have now said a fond farewell to Alison who is taking early retirement………………….

Alison qualified as a nurse on the 25th March 1986 at Southlands Hospital which is where she spent most of her nursing career and was an Orthopaedic ward Sister. We were incredibly lucky here at Valerie Manor when Alison applied for a job when we were preparing to open the nursing wing in March 2011. I couldn’t ask for a better Deputy Manager to take the nursing wing forward with me and our team. During this time we have won National Awards including the Best Care Team, Best individual Independent Care Home and last year Best Nursing Care! Alison has also been integral in leading us to gain two Outstanding ratings from the CQC, our first being the first home in West Sussex to gain this rating. Her Clinical skills and expertise has led us to become a Platinum Home for providing end of life care for our residents as part of the Gold Standards Framework (GSF). Alison has provided professional, high standards of nursing care and has been not only a role model but a friend to staff, residents and their families during her time here at Valerie Manor. I am going to miss her immensely but would like to wish her all the best for her future and thank her for taking Valerie Manor on the nursing journey with me to make it the Outstanding Home that it is…………

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