Heart of Gold Awards 2015

Recognising Excellence in Care at Acorn Court

Florica Ciorbagiu and Francis Robles have won a Heart of Gold Award at a ceremony at Acorn Court Care Home in Redhill on Thursday 17th September. Florica has worked at Acorn Court for eight years, whilst Francis has been at the Home for nearly three years.

The Awards seek to recognise employees for their dedication and commitment in providing high quality care and compassion to all the home’s residents.

Monica Prosser, manager of Acorn Court said: “Those who have been nominated do not just do their jobs, they consistently demonstrate compassion and dedication to make our residents lives better each and every day.

“Florica and Francis are very deserving winners. Florica, a registered nurse, is dependable, reliable and incredibly hard working. She has an excellent relationship with all the staff and has a knack of making people happy at work. She always goes the extra mile to help and puts residents first all the time.

“Francis, one of our Care Assistants, is gentle, kind and compassionate. He is very engaged with our residents often coming in on his days off and on his birthday. One of our residents describes him as a ‘Super Hero’!”

Florica and Francis were presented with an etched glass plaque to commemorate their success. Florica also received a Tiffany necklace and Francis, an Armani watch from Alnur Dhanani, Chairman of Carebase, the company that owns Acorn Court. Nominations for the award came from residents and their relatives, co-workers, social workers and local health professionals.

Florica said: “I feel so privileged to have worked at this wonderful home for the past eight years and be valued in the way I am. Monica and Taiwo (the manager and deputy manager) and all the staff have been so supportive to me in my role so this is for everybody here at Acorn”.

Francis said: “I am very happy to receive this award and to be given the chance to work at this great home and make a difference to so many lives – thank you to everybody”.

Altogether there were 86 nominees for the award at Acorn Court and all nominees received a Heart of Gold lapel pin.

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