care home manager 'overwhelmed' by top award
Burnham-On-Sea care home manager says she is "overwhelmed and
deeply touched" after being presented with a top award this
Mitchell, who joined Somerset Care in 2004, works as Manager at
Frith House, a care home in Burnham-On-Sea that provides residential
and specialist dementia care and support.
has been named the winner of this years Harry Patch
Outstanding Manager Award.
her role managing Frith House, Vicki has been part of many working
groups and projects, including Somerset Cares dementia steering
group, its care plan group and several activities co-ordinators
well as supporting her own staff, Vicki also supports other care
homes within the Somerset Care group, including care homes on the
Isle of Wight.
Harry Patch Outstanding Manager Award was first presented in 2009,
following the passing of the last Tommy who spent his final years
at Fletcher House, Somerset Cares home in Wells.
award requires nominations from senior management and is awarded
to a manager within Somerset Care who has excelled beyond their
on her achievement, Vicki told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am so
overwhelmed and deeply touched to have been presented with the Harry
have I had my name on a plaque before; I feel incredibly honoured
Cullis, Assistant Director of Residential services, acknowledged
Vicki for her award, and added: "Vicki has proved herself to
be a dedicated manager who demonstrates high expertise in managing
Frith House to the benefit of both the residents and staff."
reputation as an excellent manager is well-established within the
company. Her depth of understanding and experience, coupled with
a compassionate, common sense approach, is a real asset."
Vicki Mitchell with Operations Managers Linda Tungate and Sue Harvey