Celebrating Service, Loyalty and Achievement at Hutchinson Care Homes

Hutchinson Care Homes Limited is a major employer in the Antrim area and every employer needs good staff who are committed to the business, its services and its customers. In a care setting this is especially true and those who benefit from the provision of professional care are always pleased to see the same faces on a daily basis.

Hutchinson Care Homes recently held an Employee Celebration Event where they recognised the members of staff who have had more than 10 years’ service. Over 90 staff within the company have 10 or more years’ service and almost 70 people gathered in the Antrim Civic Centre for a celebration and recognition of this fact.

The special guests at the event were Briege Donaghy, Director of Strategy NHSCT and Colum Conway, Chief Executive of NISCC. Both guests spoke highly of the staff teams in all Hutchinson Care Homes and encouraged the staff to remain committed to the provision of a quality service long in to the future.

Of the 90 staff with 10 or more years’ service there where 11 with 25 or more years’ service and they all received special recognition of this.

Janet Montgomery, Director of Hutchinson Care Homes commented:

“These staff members here today are a representative group of the wider Hutchinson Care Homes family. Their longevity of service is something we are proud of and shows the level of commitment to each other and those in our care.”

Naomi Carey, Director of Hutchinson Care Homes further stated:

“We are proud of all our staff and all they do each day. This group recognised here today have shown themselves to be valued employees and this event is to publicly thank them for the many years of care given to residents of our homes.”

Special recognition was given to Harriet Dunsmore and Ruth Downey who are the two longest serving employees in the Hutchinson Care Homes Group.

Congratulations to all our finalists and winners from our N. Ireland Independent Care Awards evening which took place on Thursday 17th October at the Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast.

A wonderful night was had by all.  Please find below the list of finalists and winners:

Flourishing Award

Harry Reid, Hutchinson Care Homes- Winner

Marie McCartney, Macklin Group – Highly Commended

Dr. Fred Wright, Belfast Central Mission – Highly Commended

Backbone Award

Lucy McCreery, Domestic Care Group - Joint Winner

Gillian Masson, Healthcare Ireland Group -Joint Winner

Lisa Steele, Hutchinson Care Homes

Andrew McQuillen, Belfast Central Mission

Care Team – Residential Housing with Care Award

Strand Residential Unit, Priory Group - Winner

Aaron House , Presbyterian Church in Ireland/Council for Social Witness

Burleigh Hill House, MD Healthcare

Rosevale Lodge, Four Seasons Healthcare

Nursing Award

Laura Campbell, Macklin Group - Winner

Josette Fernandez, Four Seasons Healthcare

Brenda Service, Wilson Group

Care Team – Nursing Home Award

Larne Care Centre, Wilson Group - Winner

Nursing Care Team, Castleview Private Nursing Home

Domnall Intermediate Care, Four Seasons Healthcare

Specialist Practice Award

Laura Ferguson, Four Seasons Healthcare - Winner

Laura Paterson Spa Nursing Homes Ltd

Mary Stevenson, Healthcare Ireland Group

Care Team – Domiciliary and Care at Home Award

Newtownabbey Team, Homecare Independent Living - Winner

Ards Peninsula Locality Support Team, Optimum Care

Rapid Response Team, Connected Health Ltd

Innovation Award

Ryan Williams, Connected Health Ltd - Winner

Recovery Star Model, Four Seasons Healthcare

Jacqui Corscadden, Age N.I.

Leadership Award

Kathie Stevenson, Beechvale Nursing Home - Winner

Kayleigh Hunniford, Priory Adult Care

Louise McConville, Radius Housing Association


Team Spirit Award

Burleigh Hill House, MD Healthcare - Winner