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Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

An employee at an Ayrshire care home has become one of the first care workers to complete an NHS initiative, primarily set up for ward nurses. Victoria Haswell, who works at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home in Whitletts, undertook the Flying Start programme over a four month period, while maintaining her daily work responsibilities. The Flying […]

9th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Glasgow Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

Glasgow Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

A Glasgow care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day by creating a decorative memorial tree filled with red poppies and handwritten memories. Bupa’s Craigbank Care Home, on Saracen Street, organised the commemorative piece to be exhibited in the home on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been […]

18th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Bellshill care home pays tribute on Remembrance Day

Bellshill care home pays tribute on Remembrance Day

A Bellshill care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day by creating a decorative memorial filled with red poppies. Bupa’s Hattonlea Care Home, on Reema Road, organised the commemorative piece to be exhibited in its garden on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been affected by or lost […]

16th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayr care home’s Armistice Day tribute

Ayr care home’s Armistice Day tribute

An Ayrshire care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day with a memorial garden filled with red poppies.   Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, in Whitletts, Ayr, organised the garden on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been affected by or lost their lives in war.   Residents and […]

14th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Supportive care worker shortlisted for Ancillary & Support award

Supportive care worker shortlisted for Ancillary & Support award

A member of staff who helped create a summer house and sweet shop for residents at a Glasgow care home has been nominated for this year’s Scottish Care – National Care Home Awards. Alex Ross, of Bupa’s Quayside Care Home, has been shortlisted in the Ancillary & Support Staff category for his daily dedication to […]

7th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home aims to raise dementia awareness

Glasgow care home aims to raise dementia awareness

A Glasgow care home has given invaluable training to parishioners and Sisters of a local church to help raise further awareness of dementia. Bupa’s Craigbank Care Home, on Saracen Street, ran a training session at its dementia cafe which was attended by the Sisters of the Church of St. Teresa of Lisieux, the local community […]

21st October 2016 | By | Reply More
A daily bowl of the traditional Scottish breakfast cereal secret to a long life!

A daily bowl of the traditional Scottish breakfast cereal secret to a long life!

The family of a care home resident from Paisley has revealed his secret for reaching his 105th birthday – a regular dose of porridge. Former greyhound breeder and racer Neil McNeil, who has lived at Bupa’s Elderslie Care Home for three years, insists on a daily bowl of the traditional Scottish breakfast cereal, and will […]

17th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents go on the prowl for Paisley lions

Care home residents go on the prowl for Paisley lions

Age proved no barrier for residents at a Barrhead care home, when they took part in a public art trail around Paisley to “bag” as many pop up lion sculptures as possible.   As part of Paisley’s bid for City of Culture 2021, 27 brightly decorated lions were scattered around the town and residents from […]

10th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Three care awards scooped by Ayrshire care home

Three care awards scooped by Ayrshire care home

An Ayrshire care home is celebrating after three of its staff members and their house pet won UK-wide awards. Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, in Whitletts, Ayr, scooped an impressive total of three awards at the annual Bupa Care Home Awards 2016, taking home the Maintenance Team of the Year, Housekeeper of the Year and Pet […]

5th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home blooms with success at Ayr Flower Show

Care home blooms with success at Ayr Flower Show

Residents at a care home in Ayr let their creativity flourish at this year’s annual Flower Show, with one miniature garden scooping third place. The Ayr Flower Show, now in its 56th year, is a hit with residents at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, who attend every year and submit their entries into the Miniature Garden […]

30th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Come Dine With Me hosted by three Lanarkshire care homes

Come Dine With Me hosted by three Lanarkshire care homes

Three Lanarkshire care homes have served up a dish of stiff competition – by jumping on the Come Dine With Me bandwagon and staging their own version of the popular television show. Bupa’s Highgate Care Home in Uddingston and Hatton Lea Care Home in Bellshill, alongside Rosepark Care Home, went head to head in the […]

28th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayr Care Home smashes fundraising target at fete

Ayr Care Home smashes fundraising target at fete

Bupa’s Claremont Care Home in Ayr is celebrating after its annual summer fete raised a staggering £966, smashing its original fundraising target. The care home, in Whitletts, opened its doors to the public and invited them in to enjoy some fun in the sun with the residents and staff. Various activities and stalls were set […]

15th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayr care home enjoys a taste of success

Ayr care home enjoys a taste of success

A care home has become the first of its kind in the local area to receive a prestigious Eat Safe Award for food safety.   Bupa’s Claremont care home in Whitletts, South Ayrshire has been awarded the merit through the Eat Safe scheme, run by national agency Food Standards Scotland in conjunction with local Councils to recognise […]

12th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

A manager at a Glasgow care home is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious nursing leadership award. Graham Kelly, General Manager at Bupa’s Hillview Care Home in Clydebank scooped a nomination for the coveted Sue Pembrey Award 2016, which recognises clinical leaders who play a vital role in creating person-centred cultures within which all […]

7th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home looks forward to celebrity visit at Edinburgh Summer Fete

Care home looks forward to celebrity visit at Edinburgh Summer Fete

An Edinburgh care home is gearing up to host its annual summer fete and is calling out for the local community to come along and get involved. Bupa’s Victoria Manor care home in Leith will hold its end of summer celebrations on Saturday the 3rd of September and is encouraging members of the public to […]

24th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh care home raises hundred at annual summer fete

Edinburgh care home raises hundred at annual summer fete

Bupa’s Braid Hills Care Home in Edinburgh is celebrating after its annual summer fete raised a staggering £900, smashing its original fundraising target. The care home, on Liberton Drive, opened its doors to the public and invited them in to enjoy some fun in the sun with the residents and staff. Various activities and stalls […]

23rd August 2016 | By | Reply More
Horsing around at Edinburgh care home

Horsing around at Edinburgh care home

Residents at a care home in Edinburgh have been horsing around thanks to an in-house visit from Therapy Ponies Scotland.   Bupa’s Braid Hills care home, on Liberton Drive, welcomed the Shetland ponies into the home, giving the residents the chance to hold and touch the animals and learn about their new miniature friends.   […]

19th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Uddingston care home staff dare the drop for charity

Uddingston care home staff dare the drop for charity

Four daring staff members from an Uddingston care home have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £810 for charity. Home Manager, Michelle Ferrey, Administrator Shell Edgar, Maintenance Manager Alex Stark and Activity Coordinator Janine Boyle from Bupa’s Highgate Care Home on Old Edinburgh Road completed a 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail […]

27th July 2016 | By | Reply More
New board appointments for Orchard Care Homes

New board appointments for Orchard Care Homes

Two new appointments have been made to the Board of Directors at Orchard Care Homes, with the arrival of experienced professional and healthcare directors, Robbie Burns and Dr Tony Felton.   Robbie Burns joins as the new Non-Executive Chair of the Board, and brings with him approximately thirty years of health and social care experience. […]

15th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home raises hundreds from summer event

Glasgow care home raises hundreds from summer event

Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Glasgow is celebrating after its annual summer fete raised £400 to support new activities for the residents. Various activities and stalls were set up for residents, guests and visitors at the Brand Street care home, including a nail stall, candy cart stall, a psychic, a raffle, a tombola and […]

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