Staff celebrate 115 years of service

Long-serving staff members at Red Oaks Care Home in Henfield
Long-serving staff members at Red Oaks Care Home in Henfield

Five members of staff at Red Oaks Care Home in Henfield have received long service awards and celebrated a combined 115 years of service for care home provider Barchester Healthcare.

The care home’s general manager, Duncan Edwards presented the long-serving staff members with flowers, vouchers and an award and gave a speech to thank them for their continued dedication.

Marilyn Knight now activities manager started at Barchester in March 1986 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.

Sharon Haigh now Care Practitioner started at Barchester in February 1990 she is our first Care Practitioner and is qualified to administer drugs to our resident.

Eve Mitchell now senior carer started at Barchester in March 1990 and ensures that all our residents needs are met and that everyone has a fulfilled day.

Pauline Short now acting head of unit started at Barchester in April 1990 and she works on our Nursing Unit to provide continuity 
of care to our Nursing Residents.

Louise Pocock now our Administrator started at Barchester April 2005 and she ensures that all the paper work relevant to our staff and residents complies with the Barchester Standards.

Jane McFarlane, head of HR at Barchester said: “I’m always pleased to hear stories about the long service of Barchester staff and am delighted that Red Oaks have five members of staff celebrating key milestones.

“It is dedication like this that ensures our residents are provided with a happy 
place to live.”

Duncan Edwards general manager of Red Oaks said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating 115 years of continuous loyal service with Barchester Healthcare Ltd.

“They have all demonstrated their dedication and loyalty to this home and its residents year after year. I speak for all of us here at Red Oaks Care Home when I say that I’m looking forward to many more years of working with them all!”