Joanne Goodwin becomes the home manager of Gainsborough House
We are delighted to welcome a new home manager at Gainsborough House in Warrington, as Joanne Goodwin takes over the reigns.
Joanne has a wealth of experience and has worked in the care sector since she was 16 years old. She comes from a genuinely caring family where all female members are either nurses or care assistants. Registered nurse Joanne says that caring for older people has always been her passion and is her vocation in life. From her first job as a care assistant at aged 16, she knew that she would work with older people for the rest of her life. The experience she has gained over the years has only deepened that passion. After several years as a care assistant, Joanne qualified as a nurse which then led her into care home management.
Joanne, who has been running large corporate care homes for the last 15 years, some with a 180 bed capacity, said ‘ I feel like I have won the lottery with Gainsborough House. It is a lovely home, staffed with a fabulous team and it has been left in perfect shape by former manager Anne Hughes. I just love it here. It’s the only place I’ve ever worked and received a welcome present! My aim now is to build on what has already been established and take it to the next level – a CQC Outstanding rating.’
Outside of work Joanne, who has lived in Warrington all her life, devotes her time to her family and dotes on her beautiful granddaughter who is 2 and a half years old. She loves nothing more than cooking a Sunday roast and sharing it with all her family around her.
‘We are delighted to have Joanne on board’ said Jeanne Davies, managing director of L&M Healthcare. ‘She brings a wealth of experience in care home management, but she also has that special ingredient which we look for in all our staff; a passionate vocation. Working in the care sector is not just a job, it is a vocation and we always aim to recruit staff who care deeply for the older generation and have a strong desire to make a difference to their lives.’