A member of staff at a care home in Warrington has been nominated in a regional initiative to acknowledge going ‘above and beyond’ during the coronavirus pandemic.
Joe Ward, Activity Manager at Green Park Care Home in Great Sankey, has been nominated as an everyday hero as part of the BBC’s Northwest Heroes recognition programme.
Joe and his team have been working tirelessly to keep up spirits in the home, making sure residents have smiles on their faces and getting them involved in fun activities around the home. From sourcing all sorts of goodies from the local community to creating a lovely staff break area, the Activities team have been very busy and everyone at the home couldn’t be prouder.
Melisa Thompson, Home Manager at Green Park, commented; “On behalf of all the staff and residents, we are extremely proud and grateful for all of Joe’s hard work and attention to detail. He has gone above and beyond and thought of innovative ways to create positivity and promote a one-team ethic. This nomination truly recognises all the hard work that Joe has put into making sure residents are kept happy and entertained.”
Joe responded; “This is a lovely gesture, but not deserved by just me. The whole team is pulling together and being the Green Park Heroes that we need!”
Dave Williams, Operations Director for Orchard’s North West region, reflected on Joe’s achievements, saying; “As part of the team at Green Park, Joe has demonstrated his continued passion and commitment in providing the very best quality of care for residents. It’s great that his efforts have been acknowledged in such a prestigious recognition programme.”