Sussex Healthcare has been a very busy organization of late. They are implementing a lot of changes so that their approach is more effective and they take a more people-centric view. There are a number of staff stories that show how much progress has been made in the last year.
Martin Hill is a regional operations director for Sussex Healthcare. He works at the Rapkyns Care Village which takes care of several elderly people. He is passionate about caring for the residents and making sure they have lives worth living while under the care of his company. He has been in social care for more than 15 years, starting out as a support worker. He enjoys snowboarding and mountain climbing. Learn more about Sussex Healthcare at companycheck.co.uk.
He said that an illness recently went through both The Laurels and Sycamore Loge. He was grateful for all the hard work his staff performed making sure the residents were cared for and supported throughout this episode. He called out Sharne Duck, in particular, as making sure everyone cared for by Sussex Healthcare staff was safe and having a speedy recovery.
Shona King is a regional operations director. She is now in charge of the Wisteria/Stable home. She is new to this position and thanked Gabi Cormos who ably filled in for this position while it was vacant for a few months. She was very happy that CQC inspectors rated her home as GOOD and that they were satisfied with how the team operates.
Jon Johnson is another regional operations director at Sussex Healthcare. He said that he feels quite lucky to be working at the Rapkyns Care Village where he interacts with Janie. Janie is well-known in the area as someone that doesn’t let her physical challenges stop her curiosity and always wanting to find out new information.
Janie wanted to have a meeting where all of the residents got to share their ideas, challenges, and wishes. John thought this was a fantastic idea and set up a meeting at the next opportunity. The first meeting was held on October 22, 2018. Jon Johnson was at this meeting along with Janie, other staff, and residents.