Two members of staff at the Chalfont Lodge Care Centre Care Home have recently been recognised for their hard work.

Deputy manager, Anna Jarosz-Tarsudis, beat stiff competition to be crowned Registered Nurse of the Year, whilst Nicola Woods won the Dementia Care Champion category, both in the South Division.

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This means the duo are now finalists in the Barchester Care Awards 2020, with the national finals taking place on October 8.

The awards celebrate staff and volunteers who go the extra mile for the benefit of individuals living in Barchester care homes.

Categories range from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’, ‘Carer of the Year’ to ‘Team of the Year’.

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Anna Jarosz-Tarsudis

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Nicola Woods

Nicola Woods, head of the Memory Lane Community said: “I wasn’t expecting to be shortlisted but I am so pleased, and proud.

“We don’t work in care for the accolades but it’s wonderful to be recognised by my team and peers, it is nothing short of an honour.”

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General Manager, Raj Boodhoo, said: “This is an amazing achievement, and the staff residents and community are supporting both Nicola and Anna wholeheartedly.

“It’s more important than ever to recognise everyone that has worked so hard.

“It is lovely to recognise these individuals.

“There isn’t a more worthy winner, and we’re really excited for the National Awards ceremony in October where we hope both will hopefully take home an individual crown.”

More than 2,800 nominations were received from homes, residents, staff and relatives across the UK this year.