Care Manager of the year award
Gill Gannon has been the Care Manager at Sambrook House for 9 years and in that time has work tirelessly to create an award winning home. The judges were particularly impressed with her leadership and motivational skills and also her very high standards which were evident throughout the home. Neil Robson (Director) said ‘I am so delighted for Gill, she shares our vision to create a homely and hotel-like environment in which our clients can enjoy life to the full. She is both loved and respected by her staff who work hard to support our clients and this award is well deserved.’
Health and Wellbeing award
The team at Sambrook House are well deserving of this award. It is recognition of the ‘extra’ things that we do for our residents over and above good care. It focussed on many areas that make living worthwhile and enjoyable, from crafts and reading to education and specialist therapies sourced from outside, and fitness programmes and the use of assistive technologies (including free wifi throughout). We are blessed with a wonderful activities coordinator and her team of volunteers who can also take pride in this award. ‘I am so please for the whole team to get this particular award, it is great to be recognised for our holistic approach to our clients’ wellbeing’ said Gill Gannon
Healthy Eating Award
This is the second time in succession that Sambrook House has been awarded the Healthy Eating award. It is testament to the high standards we apply in the kitchen – 5 stars food hygiene since 2009, meat from Shepley’s a local butcher and fresh vegetables delivered daily from Griffiths provide the high quality ingredients that our imaginative chefs turn into fabulous ‘home cooked’ food. We all know the adage ‘you are what you eat’ attributed to Gillian McKeith on Channel 4, well we believe it to be absolutely true, particularly in the elderly when, due to their more sedentary lifestyle’ they need less food but still quality nutritional ingredients. Another important point is that for many clients in a care home setting, meal times are a real highlight of the day. Michelle Harmer (Senior Cook) said ‘joining the team at Sambrook House 3 years ago was a fantastic move, and it has given me the opportunity to develop and provide many different, interesting and nutritious meals for people that really need and appreciate it.’ ‘Being allowed to source fresh produce locally has meant the meals are both tasty and appetising’
Neil Robson, Director said ‘I am extremely proud of the whole team at Sambrook House and in particular Gill who has led them admirably. It is very satisfying and humbling to have your hard efforts endorsed externally in this way and I am grateful to SPIC and their judges. Good care is about great teamwork and we always strive to provide a great service in every area which is why I am so proud of our nominations’.