Cheryl Whitehouse is Hero of the Month for July at Whittle Hall
Healthcare assistant Cheryl Whitehouse has been awarded Hero of the Month for July at L&M Healthcare’s Whittle Hall in Warrington.
Cheryl who has been a care assistant for most of her working life, said she was ‘Shocked to say the least!’ to receive this accolade. After 30 years in the care sector this is the first time that she has been recognised for the work that she does. Prior to joining Whittle Hall, she worked in the community and at Warrington Hospital for 19 years in Orthopaedics. ‘I am absolutely over the moon; I’ve never had anything like this before and I can’t wait to go home and tell all my family’ said Cheryl. ‘I love my job and I love caring, the way I look at it, our residents are somebody’s mum, or somebody’s dad and I just treat them as I would want my mum and dad to be treated. With lockdown, we have been needed more than ever, we have become our resident’s family, we’ve all done everything possible to make life here as good as it can be under the circumstances. The staff here are all just wonderful, we all work as a team and the atmosphere is fantastic. It’s a well-run home and Deborah is a brilliant manager; she certainly knows how to make me cry. I’ve never stopped crying since I got this award.’
Cheryl was nominated for the wonderful caring way she treats our residents and because she is a great team player and totally reliable and trustworthy. As well as a certificate and a gift from the home manager, she also wins £100 worth of vouchers of her choice from head office.
Well done Cheryl, this is really well deserved.
The Hero of the Month awards were introduced by L&M Healthcare in recognition of the remarkable resilience, strength of character and work ethic that has been demonstrated throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic.
‘Staff like Cheryl, demonstrate the kind of loving care that we pride ourselves on. Our residents are someone’s mum or dad. When we opened our first home, that was my vision for the standard of care we would deliver. 7 homes later, I still benchmark everything we do against that standard, I constantly ask myself, would I put my mum in that sitting room or bedroom, would I serve her that dinner, would I want her having this kind of activity or the other.
We are so proud of all our staff, they have worked tremendously well under very difficult circumstances recently, but amongst them, there are people like Cheryl who really shine and this award is thoroughly deserved. I am so pleased that L&M Healthcare have been the organisation that has finally recognised her worth and her wonderful caring nature.’ said Jeanne Davies, Managing Director.