A decade of caring for Phil at Marshland St James care home

Phil De Cruz, of Hickathrift House, has been given a long service award for his services to the cari

Phil De Cruz, of Hickathrift House, has been given a long service award for his services to the caring profession. Pictured from left to right Jackalynne Shields, General Manager, Phil De Cruz, Carer and Ceri Mills, Deputy Manager) - Credit: Archant

A carer at Hickathrift House care home in Marshland St James has received a long service award in celebration of his dedication.

Phil De Cruz, started at Barchester in August 2007 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met for the last decade.

Staff gathered to see Phil being presented with a gold, 10 year service badge, a £250 gift voucher and a rose bush to celebrate the occasion.

Jane McFarlane, employee services director at Barchester, said: “I’m always pleased to hear stories about the long service of Barchester staff and am delighted Phil has achieved this milestone.

“It is dedication like this that ensures our residents are provided with a happy place to live.”


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Jackalynne Shields, general manager of Hickathrift House, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating 10 years of loyal service with Phil.

“He has demonstrated his dedication and loyalty to this home and its residents year after year.

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“I speak for all of us here when I say I’m looking forward to many more years of working with Phil.”

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