Lincoln care workers commended for exceptional achievements

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Two Lincoln women have been recognised for their dedication, hard work and exceptional achievements in care work.

The Orders of St John Care Trust held its annual Trust Awards ceremony on November 9, which recognised five care workers overall in Lincolnshire.

As part of the event, Don Wood CBE, OSJCT’s Chairman of Trustees presented this year’s Lincoln recipients, Joanne Johnson and Debbie Oliver with the Chairman’s Commendation award for meritorious service.

Joanne Johnson, Head of Care from Boultham Park House in Lincoln

Joanne Johnson with Don Wood, CBE, OSJCT’s Chairman of Trustees

Joanne Johnson with Don Wood, CBE, OSJCT’s Chairman of Trustees

Jo started with the trust in March 2003, initially as Night Carer, and then became a senior in 2014 as Head of Care at Boultham Park House.

Jo is passionate about the home and residents of Boultham Park House and works to improve their lives.

Jo was chosen for the award for always being keen to improve the service offered to residents and always being willing to learn and develop her knowledge and share it with others.

Debbie Oliver, Senior Carer from Boultham Park House in Lincoln

Debbie Oliver with Don Wood, CBE, OSJCT’s Chairman of Trustees

Debbie Oliver with Don Wood, CBE, OSJCT’s Chairman of Trustees

Debbie has worked for the trust since March 2003, initially as a carer before becoming a senior.

Debbie is the moving and handling trainer in the home and is passionate about training and supporting her team in the correct way to move the residents in the home.

Debbie was chosen for the award for giving her time and knowledge to her team at Boultham Park House and for, on numerous occasions, going to other homes to conduct training.

Caroline Dunagan, OSJCT Assistant Operations Director for Lincolnshire, said “Every single one of our employees works extremely hard throughout the year delivering and maintaining the best standard of care to our residents.

This special trust awards ceremony is the perfect occasion for us to shine the spotlight on our very own stars and recognise those colleagues who have really stood out during the last 12 months.

“It is great to be able to celebrate the exceptional commitment and commend their hard work at such an important and prestigious event.”