Barbara Lawson, Home Manager at Meallmore Ltd’s Kincaid House in Greenock, Inverclyde has been named joint winner of a prestigious nursing leadership award.
Barbara joined Freedom Nwokedi, clinical team leader with NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC, in winning the Foundation of Nursing Studies’ Sue Pembrey Award, which recognises clinical leaders who play a vital role in enabling high quality, person centred care.
“I was honoured just to be nominated in the first place and I feel absolutely overwhelmed and excited to have won,” Barbara said.
“This is a national and prestigious award, as Sue Pembrey herself was an outstanding nurse leader, so to follow in her footsteps is very humbling.
“As a care home manager, I think it’s vital to be visible and genuinely take an interest in people’s lives. I really enjoy chatting with the residents and their families, finding out about their experiences in the home and knowing that we have helped to provide the best possible care.”
Gerry Hennessey, Managing Director of Meallmore Ltd, added: “In her various roles at Kincaid House, Barbara has always demonstrated a tremendous interest in people with dementia.
“Her win acknowledges the incredible job she does, day in day out, and her constant commitment to the residents, relatives and staff at the home.
“We’re thrilled that she has been recognised externally with this very well-deserved accolade and we’re sure she will have many more successes in the future.”
Barbara was presented with her award at a ceremony held in York on the 8 of December.