Top carers and nurses from leading care provider, Meallmore Ltd have been recognised for their outstanding dedication at the 2021 Meallmore Staff Awards
The awards, now in its 10th year, has returned after a break in 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of staff, residents and family members from Meallmore’s 26 care homes across Scotland came together virtually for the 2021 celebrations.
Presented by singer and TV personality, Michelle McManus, the awards recognise employees who have had a significant impact on improving the lives of residents, family members of residents and colleagues over the past twelve months.
This year, there were eleven awards categories, including Nurse of the Year and Positive Impact. Nominations were put forward by residents, residents’ families, visiting professionals and staff. The company employs around 1,700 people, all of whom were eligible for a nomination.
Each care home was provided with a party pack and treats to get staff and residents in the party mood and join in with celebrations.
On presenting the awards, Michelle McManus said: “I am so excited to be back hosting the Meallmore Staff Awards for 2021. I'm honestly thrilled that I get to be part of this awards ceremony and that I get to announce the incredible finalists and present the worthy winners. Each person working for Meallmore makes such a big impact on their care home, and they should be so proud.
“I can't even imagine how tough this last 18 months have been, but that's exactly why these awards are so important. The key workers are what make Meallmore work and I’m glad to celebrate each and every person who works for this care group. Thank you to the team at Meallmore for inviting me to be part of this year’s ceremony.”
Gerry Hennessey, Managing Director of Meallmore, said: “Recognising the hard work of all our staff is extremely important to everyone at Meallmore, and this has never been more so than during the COVID-19 pandemic. It really has been an exceptionally difficult 18 months, but these awards are all about celebrating the incredible people at Meallmore who have made a real difference.
“Our awards are always one of the highlights of the year and we’re so glad that after a year away, we can once again bring together our teams from across the country to celebrate the outstanding performance and dedication from each member of staff – even if this year it is virtually!
“Congratulations to all our shortlisted nominations as well as our worthy winners. I would personally like to thank all our Meallmore staff who go above and beyond to provide the highest standards of care for our residents. A big thank you also goes to Michelle McManus who once again has shown support for the work that we do.”
Winners were presented with a certificate, trophy and choice of prize, which included an Apple Watch, iPad or Nintendo Switch, with runners up receiving a certificate of recognition.
Meallmore is committed to providing high quality care and support, investing in staff training, engagement and communication to ensure residents have access to the best possible care. The company provides a range of residential nursing, dementia and mental health care across Scotland.
Award winners include:
- Emerging Talent Award - Conor Tillier, Hilton Court
- Support Staff Award - Robert Scott, Hilton Court
- Positive Impact Award - Jaime Ireland, Greenan Manor
- Head Office & Field Based Support Team Award - Jody Marshall, Group Hospitality Manager
- Specialist Service Home Award - The Oaks
- Elderly Home Service Award - St Modans
- Nurse of the Year Award - Kamila Rzepka , Culduthel
- Manager of the Year Award - Pauline Gerrie, Crimond
- Senior Care Worker of the Year Award - Yvonne Gilroy, Culduthel
- Meaningful Activities Award - Margaret McElwee, Belleaire
- Carer of the Year - Gillian Weissenborn, Daviot