Meet the team
Our staff are energetic and friendly and turnover is less than the industry average.. Our staff stay with us because we pay them a reasonable wage and offer good training opportunities, flexible working and benefits.
Patricia Goan – Chief Executive
“Our well established, dedicated and committed team will help you with your enquiries and support you before and after you move in to Glebe Court. Our staff are here to make the lives of all our residents as fulfilling and comfortable as possible. Working together we will get to know you and give you choices about your care and taking part in day to day activities. We have particular expertise in supporting people with Dementia and I’m particularly proud of our end of life care.”
Sue Watson – Registered Manager
Sue joined the Glebe Court team as Registered Manager in November 2017.
Qualifying as a registered nurse in 1976 Sue’s role is to develop the team in the home to reach their full potential and to give residents a quality service within a friendly environment. Sue runs an open door policy and appreciates feedback from residents and their family and friends.
Bose Oni – Deputy Manager
“Working as a Registered Nurse since 2005 I have worked in Glebe Court since 2010 starting as a Registered Nurse and more recently taking up the role as Deputy Manager, supporting Sue. I am the clinical lead in the home and am at present completing a level 5 Diploma in Management to continue with my professional development.”
Joanna Brick – Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator
“Often nursing homes have the perception as a place of last resort. I couldn’t disagree more. We offer an alternative to those who might feel lonely, isolated or apprehensive about how they will be cared for at this stage of their life, Our holistic approach and focus on the whole person ensures our services are customer focused and deliver a real alternative, provide choice and extra support in many different ways. At Glebe Court there’s so much going on that it’s so much more difficult for someone to be lonely. I used to work in the corporate world but I love my job now. It’s such a change, but it’s so rewarding. I love seeing the residents having a laugh, chatting, smiling, joining in and interacting with each other, their family and friends the staff and our team of volunteers who add a vital, extra dimension ”
“I am a dedicated key nurse for some of the residents. Alongside the named carer we ensure we truly understand the resident’s history and their preferences and can notice when something is wrong. It is my job to ensure the resident’s care plan is kept up-to-date, their likes and dislikes are taken into consideration. Part of my job is to develop a relationship with the family so that they know who is keeping an eye on mum or dad and they have someone talk to about confidential and sensitive issues such as end of life care.
“I have worked at Glebe Court for many years now and still enjoy coming to work and looking after the residents and making them a cup of tea or helping out on an activity. I feel like I am making a difference by providing personal care in a dignified and private way, making sure our residents are comfortable and looked after. I love taking an interest in their lives and hearing their stories, meeting visitors and family and friends, taking residents out on trips, seeing them relaxing in the garden on sunny days or enjoying one of our entertainers. There is always plenty to do and we all work well as a team.”
“Keeping a care home spotless and smelling fresh takes a lot of hard work and I take pride in achieving this on a daily basis. But I see it as only part of my job, the other part is to make our residents and their visitors smile. I know if I go about my job with a smile on my face it makes me happy and it makes everyone else happy.”
“Since I retired from teaching something was missing from my life, it was not being involved and a need to use my talent in some meaningful way. Being a volunteer at Glebe Court now gives me that sense of belonging and I love doing the displays for the residents to exhibit their work and highlight the many special events and activities.”