Nursing home staff are praised for the loving care they give residents

CARING Back from left, carers Zoe Chambers and Becky Hunter, assistant manager Dawn Rising and Sharon Jervis with front from left, Lucy Skinner, manager Carol Boyce-Flowers and Laurie Lyster
CARING Back from left, carers Zoe Chambers and Becky Hunter, assistant manager Dawn Rising and Sharon Jervis with front from left, Lucy Skinner, manager Carol Boyce-Flowers and Laurie Lyster

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THERE have been a flood of nominations in our Best of Health Awards for this caring rest home.

Easterlea Rest Home, in Hambledon Road, Denmead, has been put forward as Care/Nursing Home of the Year.

Several nominations have praised the home for providing exceptional care.

Graham Taylor, of West Street, Havant, is one of many who has put the rest home forward.

In his nomination he said: ‘The level of care and kindness extended to my mother has far exceeded my expectations. The affection shown to her is heartwarming. I am able to visit at any time throughout the day, as visiting is encouraged by the staff who all provide and excellent service.

‘All food is cooked on site and is wholesome, nutritious and varied.

‘The home organises social events, which relatives can attend, as well as having entertainment on a regular basis.

‘I have no worries about my mother’s care and welfare. Easterlea is all a care home should be.’

David Hull, of Southampton, said: ‘All the staff are very accommodating, nothing is too much trouble for them.’

The home has cared for people for almost three decades and manager Carol Boyce-Flowers said she is grateful for the nominations.

She said: ‘It’s good to be nominated and hopefully we will come away with an award. Many of the team have been here for a long time and that’s what makes us different from other places that might have a high turnover of staff.

‘Some have been here for the 29 years it has been open and its great for residents and families to see the same faces.

‘We have a friendly and relaxed atmosphere here and I’m glad that’s been appreciated through nominations.’

People can enter the awards until July 3, after which a panel of judges will pick a winner and runner-up. The awards night is on October 9, at the Guildhall in Portsmouth.

The full list of categories is in The News today. To nominate, fill out the form in today’s paper.