Nazareth House Birkenhead, owned by the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth, is operated on their behalf by Nazareth Care Charitable Trust (NCCT). It prides itself on its relaxed, professional and person-centered approach to care. With a new leadership team and a planned full refurbishment of the home, the homes future looks bright, and together we are taking great leaps forward.
Our Team is led by the General Manager who is supported by the Sister Superior. Together they ensure the smooth running of the Home. They co-operate to provide the best environment, psychically, spiritually and emotionally for Residents and Staff.
The General Manager, Philip Evans, employed by Nazareth Care Charitable Trust, is responsible for the day to day running of the Home, while the Sister Superior acts in a Governance role. They are ably supported by the Regional Team, who are always available for help and advice.
Philip has had over 25 years experience within the social care sector and the last 15 years at a senior level, he is new to the home but is looking forward to working with residents, staff and relatives into continuing and improving on the high standards expected here at the home. With a full planned refurbishment of the whole home these are exciting times for Nazareth House Birkenhead.
Pastoral Care at Nazareth House plays an important role in the care of the Residents. It seeks to provide quality holistic care to the Resident and give support to families and staff. The Pastoral Team consists of the Chaplain, Fr Ray Burke, and Pastoral Care Sisters and the Anglican Minister, Sandra Langerhuisen, who visits monthly and as requested. Daily Mass, local community Mass and other special Masses are celebrated in our Chapel throughout the year.
The Head of Care Simona Coman, has worked at the home for many years. She supports the General Manager in the daily running of the Home and clinically leads the home. Simona also supports the registered nurses and the members of the caring staff to provide excellent care.
Our Care Assistants attend to the personal needs of the Residents on a daily basis. They are also Key Workers to the Residents which means that they act as a link between the resident, their families and friends.
Senior Care Assistants lead and support our care staff team to deliver person centred care to the residents. They liaise with other healthcare professionals to ensure that the wellbeing and medical needs of the residents are addressed.
We have a dedicated team of motivated, highly trained and experienced nursing staff who do all in their power to ensure that the Residents receive the best possible care and attention.
The Catering Manager, John Wholly has implemented a pro-active approach to the homes catering. His has led his team to achieve a varied, healthy and changing menu incorporating feedback from the residents. John is regularly seen out in the dining rooms receiving feedback from residents on ways to improve the service we provide.
Bill Myers ensures that the all equipment is maintained and in working order, that all aspects of Health and Safety of Health is adhered to and carries out day to day repairs around the home so that a safe environment is provided for all who use the service. He ensures that all rooms are kept at a very high standard and he attends to resident’s maintenance requests and needs are promptly.
The Housekeeping Team work constantly to provide a clean and odour free environment.
The gardens and flower beds are tended by our Gardner, Angie Harper. The grounds are constantly enjoyed by the residents and staff alike. Angie has been out this year planting new shrubs and flowers and has some excellent ideas for our grounds once the refurbishment has been completed.
The Activities Coordinator, Sue Lewis, promotes residents independence through multifarious choice, with humour and fun. Apart from poetry to skittles, pottery to music, painting to bingo, films to pub quizzes, Sue also arranges visits from the community such as entertainers, musicians, Pet therapy and mobility sessions. The Therapist provides relaxation and massage therapy to our residents and the Hairdresser, greatly valued by the Residents, is available weekly.
Special mention for the “Champions” within the home and these are:
Katrina (Senior Carer Nights) – who is our dementia champion. Busy accumulating more and more certification and accreditation.
Jenny (Senior Carer Days) – is our End of Life Champion for the residential floor and is busy supporting me and Joan in looking at our local End Of Life policy. Currently working towards re-accreditation of the “6 steps programme”.
Rachel (Care Assistant Days) – Rachel is our training Champion and supports me in implementing our E-learning programme for all staff within the home. She is currently nearing completion of her NVQ L3 and we hope she will go onto bigger things.
Emma ( Registered Nurse) – Emma is our Tissue Viability and Infection Control link nurse Champion and is a great asset to the home in this respect. Emma completes our audits for Infection and Prevention which has seen us improve from 87% to 96% compliance on the last self assessment audit..
Sarah (Care Assistant and stand in Senior Care) – Sarah supports the team with ensuring that Care Plans are person centred.
If you would like to visit Nazareth House Birkenhead, do contact us to arrange your visit and meet the staff.