Penicuik home’s success in care awards

Residents and staff at Aaron House Care Home were recently entertained by Highland dancers
Residents and staff at Aaron House Care Home were recently entertained by Highland dancers

Aaron House Care Home in Penicuik is proudly celebrating its award winning staff after a member of their in-house team beat all-comers at the national New Century Care ‘Caring Hearts’ awards.

Yvonne Guzik, Senior Health Care Assistant at Aaron House, was successful in the Outstanding Staff Member category, which recognises staff who take special pride in their work and always demonstrate the home’s vision and values.

Yvonne picked up the honour at an awards ceremony held in Birmingham, which was attended by care home staff and senior management from New Century Care.

The company-wide awards ceremony was an opportunity to showcase the inspirational hard work and devotion of New Century Care staff across the country and celebrate their unwavering commitment to high quality, person centred care. Each winner, picked from 89 nominees across six categories by a judging panel of four senior staff, had shown extraordinary dedication to the vision and values of New Century Care, consistently going the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of the people they care for. Nominations were submitted from across New Century Care by fellow staff and family members, grateful for the warmth and care given to their loved ones.

Aaron House is run by New Century Care, a national care provider specialising in delivering person centred care in an environment designed to give residents the independence and dignity they are accustomed to.

Aaron House home manager Akbar Mir said: “These awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the positive difference that we make to people’s lives every day here at Aaron House.

“I’m really proud of Yvonne. She is completely dedicated to her work and a shining example of the warmth and commitment of all our staff. She totally deserves this award.”

Jo Wildman, quality and governance director at New Century Care, added: “The Caring Hearts Awards was a lovely occasion and a very humbling experience. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase and celebrate our award winning staff who go above and beyond to provide the best possible care.”