carmichael-house-staffA Glasow care home is celebrating its industry success after landing a double award nomination for this year’s Scottish Care – National Care Home Awards.

Bupa’s Darnley Court Care Home, on Nitshill Road, has been shortlisted for an impressive total of two plaudits and is now in the running for the Nurse of the Year and Specialist Service/Unit Award categories.

Nurse Martin Masterson has scooped the coveted nomination for the Nurse of the Year title to recognise and reward his daily dedication to the home’s residents and the endless support and assurance he brings to their lives.

Martin Masterson Rachel Ainsworth, Home Manager at Bupa’s Darnley Court Care Home, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled that Martin has been nominated. He’s a pleasure to work and very passionate in his efforts to create an environment at the home where the residents feel safe and well looked after.

“He has a wonderful relationship with everyone here and, although he says the nomination has come as a surprise to him, we couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of the award.

“We all have our fingers crossed for the big night – but, either way, Martin is a star in our eyes.”

Carmichael House, the Interim Unit at Darnley Court, is also contending in the Specialist Service/Unit Award category.

Rachel added:

“Carmichael House’s recognition in this category is a fantastic achievement and is once again down to all the efforts of the committed staff who work there.

“The satisfaction we all gain from working at the home and the extremely positive feedback from the residents is all the thanks we need but to have been nominated for not one but two Scottish Care Awards is a real honour.”

The Scottish Care Home Awards recognise excellence and pay tribute to the people and organisations that look to make a difference to the lives of those in their care.

Kirsty Dace, Managing Director, Scotland, Bupa Care Services, said:

“These nominations acknowledge the often unseen – but vital role – that members of many care home teams play in helping people to live fulfilled and happy lives.

“Everyone here at Bupa is delighted that Martin and the staff at Carmichal House’s dedication has been recognised in this way and we all wish them the very best on the awards night.”

The Scottish Care – National Care Home Awards will be held at the Glasgow Hilton on the Friday 18 November 2016.

Scotland’s care homes deliver high quality complex care to some of Scotland’s most vulnerable older people.  The Scottish Care – National Care Home Awards Care Homes is the showpiece opportunity to highlight and celebrate innovation and excellence across the sector.