Sad goodbyes to Jane and Sue

Sad goodbyes to Jane and Sue

It is always sad when a member of our team leaves Nazareth Lodge, but this week is going to be twice as sad with both Jane and Sue leaving to enjoy their retirements.

Jane, our secretary and PA, has been ensuring the smooth running of Nazareth Lodge for over 11 years. She has been in charge of new admissions, liaising with other health professionals and families, staffing, and ordering and maintaining the home's equipment. She has also been responsible for all publicity and community activities - keeping Nazareth Lodge in the hearts and minds of all.

Jane commented, “It will be strange not coming to work every day at Nazareth Lodge but I am looking forward to some “me and my family” time! I am not only leaving an “Outstanding” home but without doubt the nicest “outstanding” team of staff.”

Sue has held the role of our Care Administrator for the last 3 years and has been instrumental in ensuring all our records, processes and procedures meet the Outstanding CQC requirements.  She praised the home and staff saying, “It has been a wonderful experience to work at Nazareth Lodge – I will miss residents and staff so much – you are outstanding!”

Registered Manager Natasha Baker said,“I want to thank Jane and Sue for their support over the years, the fun and laughter. They have both been amazing and I will miss them greatly, as will all the staff and residents” 

Mr Hult (owner) shared this sentiment saying, "I want to praise both Jane and Sue for their dedication and commitment to Nazareth Lodge and I wish them both well in their retirements."

From the whole team, the residents and families we would like to thank you both for all your hard work and wish you both the best in your retirements.

Added: 28th May 2019

Testimonials

I have spoken with my brother and sister and it goes almost without saying that we are extremely grateful to all the staff at Nazareth Lodge for the way in which they looked after our mother. We are not surprised by the award of an outstanding classification and no doubt a lot was due to the standard of care provided by the staff. 

Mr W, Relative

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The staff care about the residents, showing them respect, kindness and an understanding of their individual needs

JW, Volunteer Visitor

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Nazareth Lodge prides itself on the emphasis placed in keeping and training its own staff and this shows in the quality of service and attitude of the staff towards residents and visitors.

TC, Relative

Testimonials

Everyone has a friendly, caring approach and there is nothing that is too much trouble

MB, Respite Guest

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My husband is already a resident and I have spent two weeks in respite care. I have been wonderfully cared for and feel I have recovered very quickly. I cannot fault the staff, who are so caring and gentle and always cheerful. The food is lovely, well cooked and presented. There are plenty of activities organised and outings arranged for mobile residents. This is an excellent care home and its awards are well deserved.

JP, Respite Guest and Relative of Resident

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I have to thank you especially for the care and support you all gave my father in his last few days. I have related stories to friends with elderly parents that your night staff for instance were singing with him during the long hours of darkness. They couldn't believe it.

JB, Son

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When I walk into Nazareth Lodge and see the residents potting up hyacinths, up to their elbows in compost, it is indeed a joy to behold

Volunteer Visitor

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Thank you for inviting me to your Vintage Tea Party. It was a delightful occasion and delicious tea! It is yet one more evidence of what a nurturing, caring home you provide for the fortunate people who live at Nazareth Lodge.

KM

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Nazareth Lodge encourages a wide range of activities and outings - although my mother seemed to spend most of her time getting her hair done and having massages!

TC, Relative

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Although mum had little interest in food, it is right that even she recognised the excellent quality and diversity of food provided

Mrs T, Daughter

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I would like to thank you and everyone at Nazareth Lodge for the care you took of my cousin. It was so reassuring to know she was in safe hands. Thank you and your staff also who came to her service last Friday. It meant a lot.

FG, family of resident

Testimonials

The last few weeks have been, to say the least, a bit of a roller coaster for my mother in law. For this period to end in the haven of Nazareth Lodge has seen our prayers answered and we could not be more grateful. Thank You.

Mr S, Relative

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When we first visited it seemed more like arriving at a small hotel or private house with the warmth of the welcome and reassurance this provided

Mr S D, Son

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Thank you so much for the love, support and care you have given both to DF and us his family in the last two weeks and making David's time with you comfortable and dignified, particularly in his last moments.

Family of DF

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Thank you for your email you and your staff have been wonderful. Please pass on our thanks to all. The care given to my mum beyond any thing we could hope for. 

K & J, Relative

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