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‘Amazing’ care home staff recognised with surprise gifts

PUBLISHED: 10:58 11 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:29 11 June 2020

Oulton Park Care Centre in Lowestoft is celebrating national Carers Week with support from the local community as care home staff were surprised with special gifts. Picture: Oulton Park Care Centre

Oulton Park Care Centre in Lowestoft is celebrating national Carers Week with support from the local community as care home staff were surprised with special gifts. Picture: Oulton Park Care Centre

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A care home has hailed the efforts of its “unsung heroes” as staff were presented with surprise gifts.

As Oulton Park Care Centre in Lowestoft celebrates national Carers Week with support from the community, as a thank you for the dedication of care staff at the Barchester Healthcare home, all carers have been surprised with gifts.

Presenting all staff with chocolates, general manager Peter Dean said: “Having started my nursing career as a carer, I really appreciate the work that all our dedicated staff do to ensure that our residents lives are enriched on a hour-to-hour and day-by-day basis.

“Carers are too often unsung heroes.

“I wanted to say thank you for keeping our residents safe and happy during this difficult time.”

The home’s head of activities, Andrea Pullinger, said: “As well as gifts from the manager we have received marvellous support from the local community in recognition of Carers Week.

“Tesco in north Lowestoft donated eight bottles of wine which will go into a draw for our carers while the two Morrisons stores in Lowestoft have donated chocolates and scones.

“Gresham Road Co-op Funeral Services have also donated chocolates and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for recognising our amazing staff.”


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