General Manager – Patrick O’Grady
I began working in health in 1980 at the tender age of 17, and will soon be celebrating nearly 40 years of Nursing, Supporting and Caring for individuals with varying conditions and illnesses. My passion for caring has not diminished over the years, I have seen and been involved in many changes in the way we care and I will continue to strive to carry on making changes which will only enhance the quality of the care we offer and therefore enhance the quality of life for the people who use our services.
The house here in Lancaster has a wonderful reputation within our wider community and that is largely due to the efforts and dedication of the people, religious sisters and the wonderful staff who work alongside me.
We received 5 stars from local environmental health inspectors, our catering team are dedicated to producing well balanced nutritional home style cooking, the soups that are produced are renowned near and far.
We have recently transformed our kitchen with a full refurbishment. We are unfortunately saying goodbye to our chef but he leaves the kitchen in the more than capable hands of Dawn our more than capable cook until we recruit a new Catering manager. There are 4 catering assistants, all of whom are studying for further accreditation in hospitality services. Dawn and the team between them can cater for all your nutritional needs.
Liz is our head housekeeper; we have good reputation for cleanliness and hygiene, visitors to our home always comment on the welcoming smell to the home!
The Direct Care Team
Always rated “good” by CQC, and everyone who comes to the home comments on how welcome they feel.
Natalie is well experienced in everything that happens within the home, she has worked here as a carer, activities coordinator, administrator and is now the Head of Care, she is tireless in her passion and her drive to make the house the home that we would all want to live in. Natalie is currently completing her Level 5 in management. Natalie will soon be taking over the role of training Champion; she supports me in implementing our E-learning programme for all staff within the home. Natalie is a force to be reckoned with and a huge asset to our home.
Geoff has a wealth of experience, he has been with the home for 38 years. He is a valued member of the team and in our wider family here at Nazareth House. He has the most wonderful way about him, he is so well respected by local business, by service users, staff visitors and especially by families who have always spoken so highly of his abilities to turn his hand to anything.
Nicola and Emma between them do a great job bringing in the entertainment; they are well supported by the Friends of Nazareth. The girls are working hard to establishing wider links within the local community.
Special mention for the “Champions” within the home and these are:
Jackie (Senior Care Assistant), is our end of life champion, having just completed a 12 month partnership with the University of Lancaster in End of Life Care. Jackie with her wealth of knowledge and experience is also our Dementia Champion.
Joshua is our Health and Safety Champion.
Kat (Senior Carer) with many years of experience and knowledge, Kat is a great advocate for the service user always with their welfare uppermost in her day to day life, she is a wealth of knowledge and a massive support to me the home and the organisation.
All the staff who work here at Nazareth house are champions in their own right, each and every one of them strive to enhance the quality of our service on a daily and nightly basis and without them and their commitment and passion Nazareth House would not be the warm, friendly, caring and loving home that it is today.
All the staff who work hard here at Nazareth house are champions in their own right, each and every one of them strive to enhance the quality of our service on a daily and nightly basis and without them and their commitment and passion Nazareth House would not be the warm, friendly, caring and loving home that it is today.