Biggleswade care staff recognised for 214-years combined service


A group of 17 staff members from Beaumont Park nursing home in Biggleswade have been formally thanked and recognised for their long and dedicated service to the home.

The combined number of years between all 17 members of staff totals an impressive 214-years’ between them all. Housekeeper, Glenda Russell, was individually recognised for dedicating over 30 years to the home, while Care Assistant Lesley Sell was thanked for providing 26 years of continuous service.

Each staff member was presented with a framed certificate and personally thanked by the Regional Director for the Healthcare Homes Group, George Catanescu, alongside Julie Watts, Operations Manager for Beaumont Park. Those recognised carry out a wide range of roles at the home, including care assistants, domestic assistants and an activities coordinator – in total, the staff thanked were:

Glenda Russell, Housekeeper – 31 years
Lesley Sell, Care Assistant – 26 years
Teresa Isles, Domestic Assistant – 20 years
Glyn Barker, Maintenance – 17 years
Nong Desborough, Domestic/Laundry – 17 years
Annette Lenton, Administrator – 17 years
Jane Ganderton, Care Assistant – 12 years
Mary Jando, Domestic Assistant – 11 years
Jo Woodward, Activities Coordinator – 10 years
Aurica Taut, RGN – 7 years
Lizzie Franklin, Care Assistant – 7 years
Pauline Freeman, Care Assistant – 7 years
Paul Heaven, Care Assistant – 7 years
Helen Keegan, Activities Coordinator – 7 years
Paula Roberts, Care Assistant – 7 years
Jenny Holmes, Kitchen Assistant – 6 years
Sharon Darlington, Care Assistant – 5 years

Julie Watts, Operations Manager for Beaumont Park said, “It was such a pleasure to be able to spend time thanking our team members who have given so much to Beaumont Park over the years.

“Everyone we recognised has spent so much time caring for and helping people that need support, and it is lovely to be able to give back to them and say thank you. In fact, I speak for our residents and the entire team when I say a heartfelt thank you to each and every member of the team for their loyalty, dedication and care.”

The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides residential and nursing care for up to 46 people and the team prides itself on the exceptional support they provide to those who live there.

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