Care South duo recognised at Proud to Care Awards

19th November 2019

Two members of Care South staff have been recognised for their passion and hard work at a regional awards ceremony.

Natalie Hosking and Tracy Jeff both made it into the final three of their respective categories at the Bournemouth Echo Proud to Care Awards.

Natalie is deputy manager at Alexandra House care home in Parkstone, Poole, and was a runner up for the Palliative Care Worker of the Year title, while Tracy, a housekeeper at Castle Dene care home in Bournemouth, narrowly missed out on the Long Service Award.

Simon Bird, Care South Chief Executive, said: “I am so delighted for Tracy and Natalie in their achievements. Everyone here at Care South is proud to see all their hard work and dedication being recognised!

“Whilst is great to see Tracy and Natalie receiving this recognition it is indicative of all the amazing care that is provided by so many staff across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation.”

Natalie has been with Care South for over six and a half years. She began her career as a Care Assistant at Queensmead in Christchurch, being promoted several times. She later went on to join the team at Alexandra House as the Deputy Manager.

Home manager Emma Cotton said: “I’m sure you will join me in congratulating Natalie in this well-deserved nomination. She works so tirelessly for all of our residents in all aspects, however end of life care is her passion. She has transformed the end of life care here at Alexandra House by leading by example.”

Meanwhile, Tracy has worked for Care South for 36 years in a variety of roles. She moved to Castle Dene care home in 2009 and has been working as a housekeeper since September 2018.