More than 60 people came together in Bath last week (Wednesday 5th October) to celebrate the Dormy Care Awards.
This event, held annually, is an opportunity to recognise their wonderful team members who have really made a difference and go above and beyond in supporting the ladies and gentlemen in their care homes.
The staff finalists were nominated by colleagues, peers, residents and visitors in categories which included Exceptional Newcomer Award, Community Engagement Award, Excellence in Catering/Hospitality Award, Promoting Fulfilled Lives Award, Compassion and Dignity Award and Changing Lives Award.
There was also a very special Spirit of Dormy Award who recognises someone who really shines and reflects the Dormy Care values through and through. This was won by Maggie Griffiths from Bramshott Grange and Christina Storrie from Pine Martin Grange who received glowing nominations from their colleagues and management for their compassion, dedication and commitment.
As well as the winners being presented with an award, all 26 finalists were presented with a trophy, certificate and a cheque to thank them for going above and beyond with the work they do.
The ceremony also highlighted a very special event which took place earlier this year, where Dormy had its own cook off competition that took place across all four homes, and saw the chefs take on an opportunity to really showcase their skills. To thank all the chefs who took part, Dormy presented them with a certificate as well as a specially designed kitchen knife to take away with them.
Chef of the Year category went to Ashley Davies from Brockington House for his exceptional dining experience.
Helen Davies-Parsons CEO of Dormy Care Communities shared her thoughts from this very special day;
“I am extremely proud of each and every individual who was a finalist yesterday. These are all very special people who do exceptional things each and every day. I am sure many, like myself, found the stories humbling and emotional, hearing the passion and dedication from these incredible people and I cannot thank them enough for what they do.”
“We hope everyone who is part of the Dormy Care family feels appreciated every day and that this is just another way to celebrate the amazing care and service they deliver.”