Tag : Care Home Agency

Carer who ‘always goes the extra mile’ beats 300 other nominees to national award

A North Lincolnshire carer has been recognised by families of people she has looked after for her constant dedication. Kathryn Sate was named the Hales Group’s Personal Approach award winner after being nominated by the families of three separate clients. The group employs 2,500 people nationally and Kathryn beat 300 other nominees to the award. Explaining how she’s able to achieve such a bond with the people she looks after, she said: “I just love my clients, I love caring and I love my job. I’ve been working as a carer for 22 years, which helps you to develop really strong bonds with your clients. I’m still completely overwhelmed to win though, I thought I was just coming in for a staff meeting.” Hales Group is a national care company which has its North Lincolnshire branch on Oswald Road in Scunthorpe. Its 2,500 employees give around 30,000 care hours a week for clients.

Plans submitted for £21 million medical school for University of Lincoln

Plans have been submitted for a brand new, state-of-the-art medical school for the University of Lincoln which would cost a whopping £21 million. The five-storey building will have lecture theatres, laboratories, clinical and prosection anatomy suites equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic tools, and a dedicated science library. The building is scheduled for completion in 2021. Lincoln Medical School will welcome its first 95 students in September 2019. Within a few years, the school will be delivering first class medical training to around 400 students. Initially, undergraduates will be taught in the universities Sarah Swift building. The medical school will be a joint venture between the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham.

North Lincolnshire care home rated among the best in the country

A Brigg care home has been ranked in the top three per cent in the country after being rated as Outstanding by inspectors. Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission praised the Orchard Court home for the dedication of its staff and the safe environment it offers to its 29 residents. An unannounced inspection was carried out in September 2018 and the home was given the maximum overall rating of Outstanding. In their report, inspectors said staff at the home were “extremely attentive and went the extra mile to ensure people’s lives were fulfilling and meaningful”.

80 new nurses for Lincolnshire hospitals

More than 80 newly qualified nurses are beginning work at hospitals across Lincolnshire. The nurses, who have recently graduated from the University of Lincoln, will be posted at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and Grantham and District Hospital. The 83 new nurses will receive a preceptorship induction, before starting in their new roles in wards and departments. Michelle Rhodes, Director of Nursing for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted and excited to welcome this group of new nurses into the trust. We hope that they enjoy working in our wards and departments as they settle in to life in a busy hospital. We will provide them with a huge amount of support and guidance as they start their careers as nurses. The intake will be a welcome boost in Lincolnshire hospitals, where there are currently 240 vacancies for registered nurses.