Fantastic Four Celebrate 22 Years at Rutherglen
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
on behalf of Bupa Care Services
It was celebrations all round at Bupa’s Rutherglen Care Home as it celebrated its 22nd anniversary with four Care Assistants who have each spent 22 years looking after residents there.
The fantastic four, Margaret Balandis, Rita Docherty, Jean Meanan and Julian Sidebottom, started working with Bupa back in 1992 when Rutherglen was formerly two separate homes, known as Rowantree and Rodger Park, and between them, they have collectively clocked up almost 90 years with Bupa.
To mark the occasion, staff joined residents at the care home to shower the four with gifts of cards, flowers and chocolates.
A presentation of thanks from the management team to the four employees and other members of staff who have helped the Rutherglen home celebrate its 22nd anniversary was also given, expressing appreciation for their hard work, devotion and dedication.
Karen Watson, Home Manager at Bupa’s Rutherglen Care Home, said: “It’s really a remarkable achievement by our four employees.
“They have shown unrelenting loyalty to our residents which is incredibly admirable, especially considering that a Care Assistant role requires lot of hard work and commitment.
“Their milestone is truly amazing. We want people to love working for Bupa, so we’re always keen to ensure that our people feel appreciated and enjoy coming to work every day – and we believe this is why they have stayed with us for so long.
“Having four people with this length of service and who really know our residents and their preferences and requirements means they make a fantastic contribution to the care we provide.”
Margaret Balandis, speaking on behalf of the long-serving quartet, said: “We all can’t believe it has been 22 years. I guess time flies when you are having fun.
“I have loved working at Rutherglen Care Home and plan on continuing my long employment with them for some years to come.
“It has been an incredibly rewarding place to work. There is a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere at the home and Bupa as a company have been brilliant to work for over the years which is why I have stayed with them for such a long period of time.”
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