Meet the Team2020-01-08T16:47:45+00:00

OUR TEAM

Christine Wood
DIRECTOR

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Christine trained as a nurse and having raised a family in Dorset returned to the care industry by acquiring Millbrook House in 1997.  During this time the home has undergone an extensive refurbishment.  Although Christine does not live on site she is often seen at the home and gives her personal attention to the smooth running of Millbrook House.

Gini Hyde
HOME MANAGER

Level 5 Diploma in Management of Health and Social Care

Gini has worked in the residential care industry since 1999 and has been in management since 2002.  She joined Millbrook House in February 2019, bringing with her a wealth experience and skills.

Gini’s primary responsibilities are to oversee the management and administration of Millbrook House, alongside ensuring the home and its staff are compliant with Care Quality Commission regulations, Health and Safety Legislation and Law and policies set by national and local Government. The most important part of Gini’s role is to recruit the right team to ensure the smooth running of the home, maintaining a safe environment for the Staff and its Residents.

Janeth Paz
HEAD OF CARE

Level 5 Diploma in Management of Health and Social Care
Janeth has been at Millbrook House since 2004, initially as a Senior Carer she has now progressed to Head of Care.  This role supports the Home Management Team but primarily oversees all aspects of care for our Residents. Responsible for the management of the Care Team, liaising with health professionals and managing medical appointments. Janeth ensures medicines are managed safely and updates care plans to reflect the ongoing needs of each Resident.

Jane Bichard
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Jane joined the Millbrook House team to assist the Home Manager in all aspects of administration.  Jane’s background is in Secretarial and Human Resources roles.  She has a wealth of experience in the care environment,  having worked in Care Homes since 2007.

Selina Quirante
SENIOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Health and Social Care
Selina has worked in the care industry for over 20 years, and has been in senior care within residential homes since 2004.  Together with Angela and Abbie, Selina is the senior in charge and first point of call for the Care Team.  She has a joint role in the management of medication, alongside the leading, developing and coordinating of the care team, to provide the highest standards of respect and care for our Residents.

Angela Somerville
SENIOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

Level 3 Diploma in Management of Health and Social Care
Angela, in conjunction with Selina and Abbie, is the senior in charge and first point of call for the Care Team.  She shares the joint role of managing medications, alongside the leading, developing and coordinating of the care team, all to provide the highest standards of respect and care for our Residents.

Abbie Norris
SENIOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

Level 3 Diploma in Management of Health and Social Care
Abbie joined Millbrook House in 2012 as a health care assistant and has recently gained promotion to Senior Health Care Assistant.   Abbie, alongside Selina and Angela, is the senior in charge and first point of call for the Care Team.  She has a joint role in the management of medication, together with leading, developing and coordinating the care team, in order to provide the highest standards of respect and care for our Residents.

Karen O’Keefe
HEAD CHEF

Westminster College, London – Diploma.  City & Guids 706/1 and 706/2
Karen has been a chef since 1984, having trained in London. She is responsible for all of the catering requirements at Millbrook House, from sourcing and buying produce to developing varied menus to suit our Residents tastes. Together with her Catering Team she ensures that all of our Residents receive the necessary nutrients in their daily diet.

Catherine Pitchford
ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

A A career change from teaching brought Catherine to Millbrook House as a carer.  Her natural skills and enthusiasm made her an obvious choice for our in-house Activities Coordinator.  Catherine enjoys planning and overseeing a yearly programme of stimulating, fun and interesting activities for our Residents.