A HUGE cheer erupted when the winner of the first category of the night was announced.
Easterlea Rest Home, in Hambledon Road, Denmead, took the top prize in the Care/Nursing Home of the Year category at this year’s Best of Health Awards.
The team were not short of nominations as there were many who put them forward.
Accolades included staff being described as genuine and hard-working, who love the work they do and carry it out to the highest standard possible.
Carol Boyce-Flowers, manager of the care home, said: ‘It was great to have won.
‘It marks an achievement for all the staff who work at Easterlea and is a great “thank you” to them all.
‘We have been running the care home for 30 years now and it’s just nice to have something back.
‘It’s fantastic my team is given acknowledgement, especially when the nominations came in from those we help.’
Runner-up in this category was Thalassa care home, in Western Way, Alverstoke, Gosport.
In the nomination manager Fiona Clemson was described as managing the home with compassion and care, organising activities to keep residents as mobile as possible.
The nomination went on to say: ‘Fiona is always available to talk over any issues, good or bad
‘Many of the staff have worked there for several years and Fiona encourages them to get involved.’