St Bernards has an experienced team of staff who maintain the highest standard of care at all times.
We employ over 60 staff, many of whom have known the Home for over 10 years and are fully trained in providing the highest level of care.
We recruit staff for specific roles so expertise can concentrate on key tasks, such as laundry, housekeeping, waitresses and activities. All are dedicated teams supporting the essential role of care.
New recruits to care follow our training programme and are enrolled with the local college. We believe comprehensive and on-going training is key to providing quality care.
Each resident is allocated a ‘key worker’ who is responsible for the residents Care Plan, their personal requirements and liaising with their family as necessary.
Regular visits by the General Practitioner, Chiropodist, Dentist, Hairdresser, Optician further support the holistic approach and the welfare of our residents.
Our Duty managers are always available to answer any queries you may have, we recognise that change can be difficult and stressful; we will endeavour to make any transition as painless as possible.
Meet our Manager
Tracey Chester was appointed the new Care home manager in October 2018 and is no stranger to St. Bernards. She has surpassed 2 decades as a staff member and knows the home like the back of her hand.
Before her St. Bernards days, she was a fully qualified hairdresser and enjoyed the one to one interaction she had with her clients. It was then she realized her passion for the care industry and the desire to help the vulnerable. It was Patrick Byrne, who was the person that gave her a chance to shine over 21 years ago. It was agreed that she would eventually go into care, but she actually started off as the resident hairdresser. Her love for personal care was in fruition. She then went on to be trained as a carer and soon had grips with all departments in the home from housekeeping to the kitchen to maintenance!
Her love and natural ability to connect with residents is second to none. Her approach to the running of the home is one of compassion, understanding and kindness.
Each resident is treated as an individual and their needs are met as comprehensively as possible.