Members of staff from the 11 Canterbury Care homes throughout the UK who worked all their allocated or additional shifts during December were entered into a draw for the special bonus prize.
Sylvia Fisher, who is a night care assistant and has worked at Pennine Care Centre for 8 months, was surprised with a bonus of £1500, when her name was pulled out of the hat.
Based on Turnlee Road, Pennine Care Centre provides care for up to 64 elderly residents, some of whom have dementia.
Wendy Rushton, Operations Director at Canterbury Care, said: “All of our members of staff are committed to providing high-quality care and work extremely hard, so we thought offering a reward for their efforts would be a great way to say thank you.
“Sylvia epitomises what a carer should be; she demonstrates exemplary person- centred care and treats residents with dignity at all times. We would like to thank all of our members of staff for doing a great job and say a very well done to Sylvia.”
Sylvia Fisher said: “I was really shocked when I was told that I’d won and I’m really grateful to Canterbury Care for the bonus, which demonstrates the company’s appreciation for my hard work. It’s great to be rewarded for something that I really love doing and the residents had a great time over the festive period, which makes going the extra mile well worth it!”