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Meet our team

All staff are recruited locally and employed in accordance with relevant statutory employment legislation, Nursing Home Regulations and DHSSPS Minimum Standards.

Staff will strive to preserve and maintain the dignity, individuality and privacy of all residents within a warm and caring atmosphere, and in so doing will be sensitive to the residents ever-changing needs. Such needs may be medical/therapeutic (for mental and physical welfare), cultural, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social, and residents are encouraged to participate in the development of their individualised care plans in which the involvement of family and friends may be appropriate and is greatly valued.

This will be achieved through programmes of activities designed to encourage mental alertness, self-esteem, social interaction with other residents and with recognition of the following core values of care which are fundamental to the philosophy of our home. A Social and Recreational organiser is employed four days a week to facilitate activities for the residents. Our programme of events is displayed at the entrance to the home. The programme is devised in conjunction with the residents support plan. We actively encourage our residents to maintain outside links with the community and continue with interests prior to moving into the home.

In addition to our nursing team, we also employ an administrator, a laundry operative,  a head chef, one chef, 2 kitchen assistants, 4 domestics and a handyman. A hairdresser also attends the home every Wednesday. The staff are selected for their qualities of reliability, integrity, skill, friendliness and professionalism. During induction, all staff are trained in house by experienced senior staff in the following critical subjects.

  • Essence of care and personal care tasks
  • Confidentiality
  • The rights of the residents
  • Health and Safety
  • Food hygiene and Safety
  • Care Assistants responsibilities
  • Manual Handling
  • Infection Control
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • POVA
  • Basic Life Support
  • Fire Safety and Evacuation
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers

All new staff complete a comprehensive induction. The home is actively working towards all Care Assistants achieving a minimum of NVQ/QCF level 2 in Health and Social Care. Senior Care Assistants are expected to complete NVQ/QCF level 3.

In order to ensure that the staff employed at Beverly Lodge, a robust competency and capability procedure is in place. All staff have annual appraisals, competencies, personal development planning and a minimum bi-annual supervision and quarterly clinical supervision. This is to ensure the staff employed are competent and capable for the role in which they are employed.    




Name of Registered Provider:              Mr Jim Cole

Experience:                                   Mr Cole has been a Director and part-owner of Beverly Lodge since it was commissioned in 1996. Mr Cole is personally involved with the home and is always involved in the appointment of all senior staff. He has very strong views on the home’s environment and personally insists all care is provided to the highest standard for the benefit of the resident. Mr Cole attends the home daily and ensures that it is being managed effectively and in accordance with legislative requirements.



Name of Nurse Manager:                   Mrs Janet Davison

Experience:                                       Janet qualified as a Registered General Nurse in University College Worcester. Her previous experience includes working as a senior staff nurse in the Emergency Department and Regional Trauma Unit at Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust. She completed her A1 assessors award in 2006. Janet completed a Person Centred Dementia Care course in 2010 and is currently completing a Level 5 QCF in Management in Health and Social Care. Janet has a long term interest in caring for residents with dementia, recognising the need to ensure that they receive the same high standards of care that all people deserve within the healthcare arena. Janet is assisted in her role by Mrs Jessica Dobson, deputy manager. Jessica has extensive clinical experience working as a senior practitioner in Accident and Emergency. Jessica is committed to ‘moving forward’ and has an avid interest in research and developments in the dementia service. Jessica is also employed as the Manager of Hollybank Manor.


Mr Jim Steele (company director and accountant) is responsible for managing all accounting and financial control arrangements within the home. There are written policies and procedures in place for all financial eventualities and are compiled in accordance with legislative requirements.

Details of Staff Numbers and Staff Training.   

All staff are recruited and employed in accordance with relevant statutory employment legislation, Nursing Home Regulations and DHSSPS Minimum Standards.   Arrangements are in place to confirm that the home is staffed appropriately and according to the dependency of residents. All staff are carefully screened and appropriate references are checked thoroughly. A satisfactory POVA disclosure is essential and staff will not be offered or commence employment until ALL checks are completed

The home employs, in addition to the Home Manager (RNA) and Deputy Manager(RNA):

Two nursing sistersMrs Bernie Kelly (RNMH),  Miss Emma Kerrigan (RNA)

Registered NursesMrs Marianne Donnan (RN1)-special interest in wound care and has attended several courses in the prevention and treatment of pressure sores, Ms Lynda Webber (RN2)-special interest in diabetes and is the link nurse in the home for the management of diabetes attending trust organised link nurse study programmes, Mrs Beverly Reid (RNA) – special interest in wound care and the prevention of pressure ulcers,  Mrs Kay Cooke (RN1) – special interest in palliative care attending programmes to enhance her knowledge base , Mrs Debbie Bailie (RN1). All of our nurses are attending a cannulation insertion and IV fluid and drug administration course to reduce the need for our residents to be admitted to hospital.

Senior Care Assistants – Four SCAs have successfully completed NVQ/QCF level 3. One SCA has successfully completed NVQ/QCF level 2.

 Care Assistants -Seven care assistants have completed NVQ level 3 and five care assistants are currently undertaking QCF level 2.





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All staff attend annual mandatory training as outlined by the RQIA. In addition to mandatory training, all staff attend annual Person-centred approach to dementia, restraint legislation, protecting human rights and record keeping training.

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