Meet Diane

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In a new series of articles, we meet Springhill Care Home’s team.

Diane Nield is a senior health care assistant about to embark on training to become an assistant practitioner.

 

I've been lucky enough to work at Springhill Care Home for almost three years and began my journey as a health care assistant (HCA).

 

After starting at Springhill, I quickly gained the skills I needed for the role and after 18 months of hard work and a successful interview, I was promoted to senior health care assistant.

 

My daily duties include providing personal care and mental wellbeing to residents, assisting the nurses with various clinical tasks and administering medication to residents. I also train new health care assistants at Springhill to ensure high standards of care are met at all times.

 

In September I am embarking on a two-year, level five, assistant practitioner course. I’m very excited about being able to further my career at Springhill. This will enhance my knowledge and provide me with an insight into the clinical needs of the residents I work with.

 

I’m very passionate and committed to my role at Springhill. The residents we care for are at the centre of everything we do and deserve the highest standard of care and compassion. This is something I strive for every day, Springhill is their home and it is a pleasure to be part of their care.

 

Dignity, love and respect are instilled in every member of staff which is why I work with a great team of industry professionals.

 

I have one rule that I stand by, which I feel is essential to anyone within the health care profession: ‘treat others how you would want yourself and family to be treated.’

 

By Diane Nield 

Senior Health Care Assistant, Springhill Care Home


 

Bonjour from Springhill

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As part of our ‘where on Wednesday’ activity session, we visited our neighbours across the channel in France.

 

Residents learned some fun facts about our French friends while devouring some famous French cuisine.

 

Everyone enjoyed cheese, chocolate, pastries and profiteroles which was washed down with a tasty bottle of French wine.

 

Residents also discussed lots of interesting information about France and reminisced about holidays abroad with their loved ones.

 


'Where in the world' will we be next Wednesday?


 

Springhill Care Home opens its doors to local community at family fun day

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Springhill Care Home opened its doors to the local community by inviting them to enjoy its annual family fun day.

 

Springhill invited members of the local community, staff, residents and relatives to join in the event which featured bouncy castles, a sweets and treats stall and games, while DJ Kevin Donnelly got everyone up dancing throughout the day.

 

Visitors also enjoyed a BBQ thanks to the home’s newly appointed executive chef, Dave Laithwaite.

 

Curtis Bennett, general manager at Springhill Care Home said: “The family fun day is a highlight of the Springhill events calendar and brings residents together with the local community, while giving them a chance to have fun with family and friends, which is always fantastic to see.

 

“The Springhill lifestyle and wellbeing team deliver fun activities throughout the year and the summer fayre is something we all look forward to. Thank you to everyone involved in organising this event – it was a truly memorable day.”

 


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All aboard for a trip to Samlesbury Hall

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Last week residents from Springhill Care Home travelled to Samlesbury Hall near Preston for a day trip with Oomph – UK’s leading Wellbeing Company for older adults supporting care homes to engage their residents with the world around them.


Our Springhill party enjoyed a tour around the stunning stately home and were transported back in time as they visited each room.

 

To finish off the tour of the home and grounds, everyone enjoyed scrumptious delights in Dottie's Wafflery.


 

 

Meet Deborah

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In a new series of articles we meet Springhill Care Home’s new clinical leads. Deborah Bennett holds responsibility for ‘react to red’ and woundcare.

 

I am clinical lead on the dementia suite at Springhill Care Home.

 

I’ve had a varied experience of nursing roles so far in my career, ranging from community learning disability nurse, to managing six supported living homes.

 

I’ve acted as health facilitator for service users with learning disabilities and associated mental health problems, to senior clinical advisor on the NHS 111 phones lines, triaging patients over the phone and signposting them to the appropriate professional, or giving home management advice.

 

At the moment I am working towards my registered manager’s awards and I am the wound management champion lead here at Springhill.

 

I am keen to complete my registered manager’s award and eventually join the management team, to work hard towards the vision of gaining outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for Springhill.

 

As wound management champion lead I’m working closely with external agencies i.e. the tissue viability team and diabetic foot and leg wound team, gaining up-to-date experience to strengthen and ensure our clinical skills are current.

 

Person-centred care is highly important at Springhill, and involves tailoring a person’s care to their interest, abilities, history and personality. It is this approach I believe sets Springhill apart.

 

By Deborah Bennett,  Clinical Lead Nurse

Springhill Care Home 


 

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