Kate Hay is named Hero of the Month for August at Cherry Tree House
RGN and Night Manager at Cherry Tree House, Kate Hay has been named August’s Hero of the Month.
Kate was nominated for the help she has given to the management team in ensuring the continuity of standards throughout a 24 hour period and was nominated by SAP Catherine Tobin and colleagues.
‘It’s manager’s like Kate that are essential to the smooth running of our home 24/7 ’ said Val Shaughnessy, home manager. ‘When I leave the building to go home at night, I can rest assured it is in very capable hands.’
On hearing of her win, Kate said ‘I’m thrilled to bits, it feels absolutely fantastic. ‘But’, she added, ‘It’s not just about me, it’s about teamwork. We are a solid team and every single role in the team is important, we all work hard to get it right for our residents.’
Kate has been working at Cherry Tree House for 2 years, prior to that she worked for 20 years in palliative care at St Anne’s Hospice. She is one of those amazing people, who decided to make career changes later in life and went to university aged 43 in order to qualify as an RGN.
Outside of work Kate lives in Denton, Manchester. She has three children and three grandchildren and loves spending her spare time with them.
‘We have some truly remarkable staff, who have all achieved marvellous things throughout the current pandemic, but I love nothing more than to read amazing stories of staff members like Kate, who’ve made changes to their career later on in life and found fulfilment because of doing so.’ said Jeanne Davies, managing director of L&M Healthcare. ‘Kate is a prime example, showing that you are never too old to study and also have everything to gain by broadening your horizons.’