I am proud of the wonderful team we have here taking care of our residents, their families and friends. I enjoy my job as no two days are the same! Please feel free to drop by for a chat or visit.
I started my career in Healthcare at the age of 17, joining the Ambulance Service where I trained and qualified as a Paramedic. I worked my way through the Ambulance service ending as a Response Manager and Clinical Audit Lead for the Trust. I left the ambulance service and started work as a Service Manager at an NHS Hospital, responsible for their home care service. I then joined Priory Court in August 2020.
I am really excited and proud to be working at Priory Court, I feel the team here has a real family spirit and the care that is provided to the residents is reflected in this.
Head of Residential Services
I have been working at Priory Court for nearly 13 years now. I started working as a care assistant with no experience on the residential unit and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the residents and working with them. This encouraged me to achieve my NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care. After a couple of years I was promoted to a senior care assistant on the nursing unit. This helped me gain more knowledge to complete my NVQ Level 3.
I was then promoted to Senior Care Officer and transferred back to the Residential Unit. I was a Senior Care Officer for around 6 six years before finding the confidence in myself to accomplish NVQ Level 5 in Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care.
Hi, my name is Debbie and my role at Priory Court is Lifestyle Coordinator. I have worked at Priory Court now for 8.5 years, and I absolutely love my job. I have an amazing team of activity coordinators who are passionate about what they do.
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I left school in 1979 with a view to becoming a chef; I left school when I was sixteen and went to the College in Ireland to study business. I started work in the care sector, the love of cooking came to the fore as I began to see there was more to catering for the elderly than I had given credit for. I recognized very quickly this was my forte as it were, and it was.
For a while, I wanted to train as a social worker and go to university as I had a strong desire to help and care for elderly people. Unfortunately, this did not happen as finances would not permit this venture. However, working in the care sector was a way to carry out of my desire to help others.
In 1992, I moved down to York in North Yorkshire as an area catering manager for a private care group. I stayed in this role for three years and was in charge of two homes. I then moved on to the MS Society respite care center in York as Chef Manager. I stayed in this role for 23 years.