"Its a great idea and shows that we appreciate all their hard work as its not an easy job."
Edna Robinson, , a resident at Cavell House
Shoreham-by-the-Sea care home, Cavell House have been rewarding their long serving staff members.
Chris Arnold has been a registered nurse at Cavell House for 21 years and Beatrice Odero has been a care assistant at the home for 19 years. Together with the further five staff, who have been working at Cavell House for more than ten years, the aggregated total service time is 102 years.
Nikki Stevenson, registered manager at Cavell House said: “We are very proud of all of our hardworking staff and it is good to recognise loyalty and reward it.”
During staff recognition week, Chris and Beatrice received £25 gift vouchers and six other long serving staff members also received personal gifts.
Chris said: “It’s a joy to have worked with some wonderful residents over the past 21 years.”
Beatrice said: “Care is not just about the day to day, it’s about engaging with our residents and making them smile.”
Edna Robinson, 95, a resident at Cavell House said: “It’s a great idea and shows that we appreciate all their hard work as it’s not an easy job.”
Emma Baker, activities co-ordinator at Cavell House, said: “Celebrating staff recognition week was good fun, I especially enjoyed the pizza!”
Cavell House forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. 79% of Larchwood Care Homes are rated as ‘Good’ or above by the CQC, above the industry average.