An Orchard Care Homes’ staff member has been nominated for a regional recognition programme honouring those who have gone “above and beyond” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Joe Ward, Activity Manager at Green Park Care Home in Great Sankey, was nominated for the BBC’s Northwest Heroes programme.
Melisa Thompson, Home Manager at Green Park, said: “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 was nominated for working tirelessly with his team to keep up spirits in the home, making sure residents have smiles on their faces and getting them involved in fun activities. The activity manager and his team have been busy sourcing goodies for residents from the local community and creating a lovely staff break area.
Reacting to his nomination, Joe said: “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, added: “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.”