OSJCT stars scoop three LinCA Awards
Winners: Anna Lewkowicz, Registered Manager Award; Karen Jackson, Frontline Leader Award; Tracy Pattle, Behind the Scenes Award
Three exemplary employees have won awards at the Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA) Awards 2021. Gregory House Home Manager Anna Lewkowicz has won the ‘Registered Manager’ Award and Head of Care Karen Jackson won the ‘Frontline Leader’ Award whilst Tracy Pattle, Administrator at Hartsholme House won the ‘Behind the Scenes’ Award. The ceremony, which took place at Lincoln’s County Assembly Rooms last month, was also live streamed for care home teams who could not attend on the night.
Anna has worked for Gregory House in Grantham since January 2018. She said: “I am delighted to receive this Award. Being part of a team is extremely important to me and we run Gregory House like a family. We are all passionate about providing the highest standards of care to our residents and I am really proud to be able to add this award to the rare top 10 score we recently achieved on consumer ratings website carehome.co.uk.”
Karen has worked at Gregory House since 2019, where she oversees care delivery in the home and reviews care plans. She actively engages with residents and their families to understand each resident’s preferred lifestyle choice in a way that values the individual whilst respecting their dignity and differing preferences.
Karen said: “I am thrilled to win the Frontline Leader Award as providing high quality care for our residents is at the heart of everything I do and drives me to motivate the Gregory House team to put into practice the Trust values. It is wonderful to be part of this celebration of care in Lincolnshire.”
Tracy, who has worked for The Trust since 2019 was nominated for the care and emotional attachment which she shows to residents at OSJCT Hartsholme House in Lincoln.
Tracy said: “I am honoured to have been nominated and to have won this award. It was wonderful to take part in this celebration of care in Lincolnshire.”
Teams from OSJCT care homes were shortlisted in five categories. The Awards recognised shining stars in the care sector who go above and beyond expectations in delivering the highest level of service to residents.
Caroline Dunagan, OSJCT Regional Director for Lincolnshire said: “Congratulations to Anna and Karen for their winning their awards. I was delighted to see so many of our employees being shortlisted from so many nominations. This recognition emphasises the efforts and dedication shown to our residents over the previous 12 months during such challenging times.
“We are always committed in achieving the best possible outcomes for the people we care for and being recognised as finalists is a wonderful achievement.”
Nominations were made by members of the public, often residents or family members as well as people who work in, or alongside the sector.