Registered Manager – Gordon Ferguson, lives on the premises and is available “on call” most of the time. The home is run on the lines of how he would like everything to be if he was being looked after and everything is of the highest quality. Gordon will be retiring from being the registered manager soon but is to remain as the director and provider. Gordon stated “That will not stop me from continuing to be heavily involved, to live on the premises and to be of assistance whenever needed.”
The Care Team
Over many years, Cherry Tree Lodge has built up a consolidated, highly qualified, caring and compassionate staff and management. All care staff have at least an NVQ 3, many have an NVQ 4 and NVQ 5.
Residents only see staff who are familiar to them as Cherry Tree Lodge never needs to employ agency staff. All the staff have a very good command of the English language and take time to listen to residents in order to meet their needs.
All the management and staff are highly valued as one of the most important assets the home has.
Care Manager – Nicky Maguire has a Registered Managers Level 4 Award and Level 4 Health and Social Care. She has 14 years’ experience working at Cherry Tree Lodge. Nicky is now undertaking an NVQ Level 7 in Management and there are plans for her to move into the role of Registered Manager.
Deputy Care Manager – Ann Nelson has 20 years’ experience working for Cherry Tree Lodge. She has an NVQ 5. Ann is a very lively and enthusiastic person who likes everything has to be just so.
Administrator and Personnel Manager – Tania Maguire is keeping the accounts and human resources all in good order.
Catering Manager – High quality catering is a very important part of the wellbeing and quality of life for residents in Cherry Tree Lodge. Kerry Rowat looks after every aspect of the catering requirements within the home.
Maintenance –Ian Ferguson (who also lives on the premises) and Craig Maguire are both responsible for the internal and external maintenance and development of the beautiful the retirement home.
Activities Organiser – Cheryl Elliot, who started work at Cherry Tree Lodge in 2010, has the new responsibility of co-ordinating activities which are very much appreciated by many of the residents who enjoy taking part and having fun.