Congratulations Jamie From Us All
Our very own Jamie Ashton, Clinical Lead at Three Bridges nursing home in Warrington, has won a prestigious regional award in this year’s Great British Care Awards, and is now through to the final which will celebrate outstanding care achievements across the UK in March.
Jamie scooped the North West region’s ‘Social Care Nurse Award’ at the ceremony held at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Manchester, last week. The award acknowledges the important role that specialist nurses working in the care sector have in promoting the emotional, physical, psychological and social health of the people who they support.
The awards span 21 categories, representing all areas of the social care sector, whether it be older people or specialist services, residential or home care. Jamie’s dedication to his role at Three Bridges, has shone through this year, demonstrating his devotion to provision of exemplary end of life care to people at the home. His bespoke, approach, ensures that families can come together to express end of life wishes – such as who they would like with them, their symptom management and additional requests like aromatherapy – to provide thoughtful and respectful care in their final days.
Jamie, who also achieved ‘Highly Commended’ in the award category last year, commented on his win: “I’m literally over the moon and totally shocked as I didn’t realise I had been nominated this year. I’m so happy to have gone even further and I’m over joyed that I’ll be competing in the national finals as I’m always striving for more in my role.
He continued: “I had an interview with the judging panel, which was really nerve wracking. I think they really liked how I approach end of life care, bringing the family together and having a conversation using my specially devised questionnaire. I find this helps people to open up, as talking about death is often a bit taboo and can be uncomfortable for some. I’m always thinking how I can do more to help to make such a difficult event more comfortable for everyone.”
Jamie has been working at Three Bridges for six years, after qualifying as a nurse at Chester University and undertaking a post in Intensive Care for two years. Having grown up around care, often visiting his Grandma in a care home in Workington, Jamie knew that he wanted to work in the care sector one day.
The National Care Home Award Finals, will be held on 17th March 2023 at the ICC, Birmingham.