Gillian trained as a registered nurse at The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and qualified in 1976. She moved to Gloucestershire in 1986 and worked at a small nursing home in Nailsworth. In 1997 Gillian started working at Horsfall House as a staff nurse on the General nursing unit, becoming Deputy Manager in 1999 and Manager in 2000, a role she has enjoyed ever since.
Gillian holds an ILM Level 3 Award in First Line Management and has a special interest in Palliative and End of Life Care.
Gillian is married with four children and eight grandchildren ranging in age from 2 months to 8 yrs. As well as enjoying time with her family Gillian also enjoys going on holiday to her house in Brittany France.
Our residents in the General Unit have been keeping themselves occupied during the long winter months by doing craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year making lanterns and dragons. They also potted a few daffodils which are growing well and will take pictures when they flower. See the gallery below.
On the General Unit our Activities Team host a 7 day week program.
Our aim each day is to provide activities with a holistic approach. The activities can also be driven by the weather too as we like to encourage our residents to come and enjoy the benefits of such wonderful gardens with a walk or group activities in the grounds. Every day we incorporate individual room visits am and pm. the visit and activity is person centred. Below is an example of what a weeks activities could be at Horsfall House.
Am - Going back in time
Pm - Word puzzles
Am - Craft
Pm - Topic reminiscing
Am - Craft, i.e. painting in water colour
Pm - Words and proverbs
Am - Music quiz
Pm - Games i.e. bingo (birds)
Am - Hand eye coordination i.e. ball games
Pm – Poetry reading by residents & discussion
Am – Movie guess who?
Pm – Sing-along
Am – Hymns
Pm – Reminiscing quiz
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