Penhurst Gardens’ Care Home nurse Alison McHugh, was a worthy winner at The Great British Care Awards in Bristol on Saturday night, winning The Good Nurse Award for the regional heats.
At the prestigious South West regional finals held at the Marriott Hotel, Alison was commended for her passion for the role which judges agreed was infectious. They noted how she strived to enable independence and promote wellbeing through the successful partnerships she has forged with other health professionals but what impressed them the most was that for Alison, her role is not a job, but rather, a vocation.
We have been open just short of a year and Penhurst Gardens has gone from strength to strength developing a wonderful reputation for the care delivered throughout the home and overall, the home had 4 of the team reach the finals in the categories of Care Home Chef, Activities Organiser and Care Trainer as well as the Good Nurse award. Matthew Berry, home manager, commented, “I am proud of every one of the team here at Penhurst Gardens and all of them deserve awards in my eyes. We’re all thrilled for Alison though and very proud too. She’s a brilliant nurse, so it’s not surprising but it’s very well deserved. We are looking forward to the national finals in March where we are just as confident that Alison will come out on top”.