It was Lucy’s last shift over the weekend before commencing her maternity leave, and so to wish her well we gathered in the conservatory on Friday, where the residents presented her with a blanket they had knitted. Lucy was so pleased with the blanket and promised to visit with her new arrival very soon!
Philile has recently joined our Care Team as a Registered Nurse, as usual all her new colleagues extend a warm welcome to her.
“My name is Philile, and I enjoy walking and playing netball. I am very much looking forward to working in this small and warm environment.”
Residents’ Meeting – 27th April 2012
We held our April Residents’ meeting on Friday 27th, which again was very well attended. The meetings are always started with a glass of sherry! It’s nice to get everyone together and to hear ideas and opinions.
This month’s subjects included; an update on the new garden design for the grounds in front of the car park, new additions to our activities programme and the announcement of our Jubilee celebrations. We also discussed the menus and ask for any requests to be included in menu planning going forward. There was also an update on the increase in staff to cater for the laundry and housekeeping.
We also announced the exciting news that we would be supporting St Barnabas Hospice in Worthing, by donating all funds raised through charitable events held at Valerie Manor and other events that staff take part in for the next year. We’ll have more details on this and other items from our meeting on our blog very soon.
“Hi my name is Nicki and I have just joined ‘the bank’ at Valerie Manor. I have been a qualified nurse for 19 years and spent my early career working in hospitals, but the last 11 years as part of the local district nursing team.
I live in Upper Beeding, which I love!, with my husband and baby daughter.
When I have time I love to bake and get digging on my allotment – any advice gratefully received!”
– I am sure Nicki will be a great asset to our fabulous Care Team, and everyone at Valerie Manor welcomes her aboard!