Staff at Hickathrift House Care home in Marshland St James win national awards

Pete Calveley, chief executive officer of Barchester Healthcare, Alison Dickson, general manager at

Pete Calveley, chief executive officer of Barchester Healthcare, Alison Dickson, general manager at Balcutha Court, June Hoggart, hospital director at Briardene, Kanita Oakey-Kierman, administrative assistant at Hickathrift House and Sharon Haigh from Red Oaks - Credit: Archant

Two members of staff at Hickathrift House Care home in Marshland St James were awarded at a national competition.

Pete Calveley, chief executive officer of Barchester Healthcare, with Laura Archer, administrator at

Pete Calveley, chief executive officer of Barchester Healthcare, with Laura Archer, administrator at Hickathrift House and Carol Gabbitass, director of operational finance. - Credit: Archant

Laura Archer, administrator, was named the winner in the home administration champion category at the 2017 Barchester Care Awards.

Kanita Oakey-Kierman, administrative assistant, also won a lifetime achievement award for her 25 years’ service to the company.

They said: “We were truly shocked and overwhelmed by becoming divisional winners but to both win the national title’s was amazing.

“We are both so lucky to do job’s that we love, thank you to everyone at Hickathrift House and Barchester for your kind messages and support.”


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Jackalynne Shields, general manager at Hickathrift House, said: “This is an amazing achievement and the whole home have been supporting Laura and Kanita throughout the care awards.

“We are so proud to have not one but two national winners at Hickathrift House.”

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The awards are held annually to celebrate staff and volunteers who go the extra mile for individuals living in Barchester care homes.

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