A CARE home leader has been hailed as one of the best in the business.
Bijumon Joseph, a nurse and the deputy manager of HC-One Falstone Court and Manor Care Home in Roker, was named as Elderly Nurse of the Year by the British Journal of Nursing.
Bijumon, who has worked at the home for a decade, was recognised for his dedication to the home and for the work he does for those who live with dementia.
He is the home’s dementia champion and works alongside the residents, relatives and staff to ensure those who have the condition receive the best quality of care.
He has also helped raise cash to create a sensory room at the home. His latest title follows on from his win in the Dementia Care Personality of the Year Award at the National Dementia Awards in November.
The home’s relief home manager, Heather Knowles Sinclair, said: “Bijumon works tirelessly to ensure that our residents receive the best standard of care – he is a very worthy winner.”
HC-One regional managing director, Paula Keys, said: “It is brilliant news that Bijumon won the Elderly Nurse of the Year Award at the British Journal of Nursing Awards.
“He does outstanding work at Falstone Court and Manor, and we at HC-One are very proud of the work he does and what he has accomplished.”