Barchester Celebrates Outstanding Staff Members at Annual Awards
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Barchester Celebrates Outstanding Staff Members at Annual Awards

The Barchester Care Awards 2022 were held on Wednesday 12 October at The Midland Hotel in Manchester.  Regional finalists from across Barchester’s four divisions gathered in person and virtually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Barchester’s many exemplary staff members who work tirelessly to deliver the best care to their residents and patients every day.

The Barchester Care Awards take place annually to celebrate the staff who go the extra mile for the benefit of the 12,600 residents living in Barchester’s 250 care homes and private hospitals across the country. The 20 different categories up for grabs range from ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Carer of the Year’ to ‘Dementia Care Champion’ and ‘Activities Coordinator of the Year’. More than 2,960 nominations were received from homes and hospitals across the UK.

This year’s winners were:

Learner of the Year – Elizabeth Kennedy McGregor from Awel Y Mor

Community Engagement Award – Chater Lodge team

Health & Safety Champion – Jade Pateman from Elm Bank

Customer Experience Champion – Laura Renalson from Cubbington Mill

Volunteer of the Year – Claire Henson from Kingfisher Lodge

Resident Ambassador – Margaret Bilner from Alice Grange

Carer of the Year – Paul Gibson from Castle Lodge

Care Practitioner of the Year – Richard Gillard from Castle Keep

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation Champion – Tour de Barchester cycle team

Registered Nurse of the Year – Ana Pantaleon from Threshfield Court

Team of the Year – Canmore Lodge

Home Administrator of the Year – Susan Simpson from Kirkburn Court

Lifetime Achievement Award – Janet Dickinson from Stamford Bridge Beaumont

Dementia Champion – Myra Wadhams from The Fernes

Activities Coordinator of the Year – Lloyd Kingston from Denmead Grange

Maintenance Champion of the Year – Peter Grant from Winchester House

Chef of the Year – Gulcin Sinar from Epsom Beaumont

Garden of the Year – Reigate Beaumont

Hospitality Champion – Mira Lazovic from Chorleywood Beaumont

General Manager of the Year – Sohail Daniel from Trinity Manor

Dr Pete Calveley, CEO of Barchester Healthcare, commented: “Hosting the Barchester Care Awards where we recognise and thank all of our staff for their hard work and dedication is without doubt my favourite day of the year.  We have the best teams in the world and I couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of our members of staff, they are all absolutely amazing.”


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