HC-One were crowned the winners in two award categories at the Scottish Care National Care Home Awards 2021, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 1st April 2022.
The Caledonian Korsakoff Unit at HC-One’s Hillside View Care Home in Glenburn, Paisley in Renfrewshire were successful in winning the Specialist Service/Unit of the Year Award, and Caitriona Morrison, Nursing Assistant at HC-One’s Blar Buidhe in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles, was named the winner of the prestigious ‘Carer of the Year’ Award.
The award evening was hosted by Scottish Care’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Donald Macaskill plus Pop Idol winner and Scottish singer, Michelle McManus, and celebrated the very best people working in the care sector who go above and beyond to provide consistent exceptional care, as well as celebrating the achievements of Residents.
The Caledonian Korsakoff Unit at Hillside View Care Home specialises in supporting those living with Korsakoff’s Syndrome or alcohol-related brain damage under the age of 65. Hillside View’s other units provide nursing and dementia care.
The unit was selected as the winner of the prestigious award for their passion and dedication for improving the lives of people with specialist needs, and for having demonstrated excellence and innovation in developing their care provision at Hillside View Care Home.
HC-One’s Caitriona Morrison (better known to most people as ‘Tina’) was also recognised as Scotland’s ‘Carer of the Year’ at last week’s Awards.
Catriona originally joined HC-One’s Blar Buidhe home ten years ago as a Care Assistant, progressing to becoming a Senior Care Assistant after achieving her SVQ 2 and 3 qualifications, before becoming a Nursing Assistant.
Home Manager Donald McIntosh nominated Caitriona for the top carer award, and described her as having a ‘gregarious personality which shines through in her interactions with Colleagues, Relatives and Residents’.
Caitriona was selected as the winner of this award category in recognition of the consistent high-quality standard of care she has provided for Residents living at Blar Buidhe, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Able to remain calm and positive in any situation, Caitriona delivers truly personalised kind care to Residents, supporting them to be as independent as possible. Caitriona was also praised for her personal development and the initiative she shows in involving Residents and their loved ones in their own care.
Jackie McDonald, Interim Managing Director for HC-One Scotland, said:
“I am extremely proud of both the Korsakoff Unit at Hillside View and Caitriona winning in their respective award categories at the Scottish Care National Care Home Awards! They are fabulous, and they really deserve this recognition.
“I’m delighted that we also had two other HC-One Colleagues and teams from our other care homes in Scotland who were finalists in other categories at the well esteemed awards.
James Tugendhat, HC-One’s Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“Congratulations to Caitriona at Blar Buidhe and everyone at the Korsakoff Unit at Hillside View Care Home – this is a tremendous achievement, and we are incredibly proud of them all!
“Caitriona and the Korsakoff Unit team’s success at this year’s prestigious Scottish Care National Care Home Awards is a testament to the dedication they have shown to their Colleagues and Residents, even in the most challenging of times. They have truly gone above and beyond to provide the kindest care to Residents living in our care homes and support to Colleagues, Relatives, and those within the local community, supporting our mission to be the first-choice care provider in each of the communities that we serve.”