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New team set to transform care at York care home

Minster Grange care home is undergoing a transformation with new staff in seven key roles bringing fresh energy and ideas and heralding exciting changes.

From the first face you see on reception, to the menus, to the leadership team, things are shifting at the 62-bed home in Clifton, York, which offers nursing care for disabled young people, residential dementia care, nursing care, and dementia nursing care.

New manager Victoria Darlow has set out to add top people to her already strong staff team, all of whom share her total commitment to providing the best care and creating the best environment for those living there.

She said:

“Minster Grange already has amazing facilities and skilled, warm, passionate staff, who are spoken of so highly by family members who think of them as a second family for their loved ones living with us.

“And we have also brought on board some talented and experienced new team members. Together we will strive for excellence in all we do, and work to create a welcoming and positive environment where everyone can thrive, both staff and those in our care.”

With a new head chef at the helm in the kitchen innovations already taking place include brand new menus offering freshly cooked meals, from traditional favourites to continental cuisines, and including hot breakfasts and homemade cakes.

New People Development Lead Paula Varley takes forward the responsibility to grow, develop and induct a dynamic staff team, supported by new Regional Director Daniel Turner-Naylor, who will be focussing on Minster Grange throughout the year.

While Wendy Overton, the new Clinical Lead, will manage the nursing and healthcare teams and ensure those living within the home receive the clinical care they need in a way that supports their dignity and independence, overseeing staff development, and ensuring care plans are updated and reviewed.

Other new staff include Administrator Zoe Overfield and Weronika Sedziak, a warm and welcoming receptionist who will be greeting visitors in person and taking enquiries over the phone.

Adds Victoria Darlow:

“I have had fantastic support and backing from the leadership team at Maria Mallaband Care Group, who share my approach of doing whatever it takes to provide the high-quality compassionate care that those living with us need and deserve.

“This is an exciting time for Minster Grange, and we look forward to welcoming families to come and meet with us and see for themselves the exceptional home we’re creating here.”