Local care home worker triumphs at awards ceremony
In a night to celebrate the stars amongst Bupa’s 27,000 employees, Allan Birch Murphy, a senior carer at St Nicholas Nursing and Residential Home in Netherton, scooped the ‘Making Each Experience Special’ award for going the extra mile to make a real difference to the life of a resident.
At a glamorous awards ceremony, hosted by Strictly Come Dancing stars Erin Boag and Anton du Beke, Allan picked up the award after the home manager nominated him for his efforts to ensure a resident, who was upset that she couldn’t attend her granddaughter’s wedding, could watch it live from the home.
Allan discussed his plans with the family and church and took his own laptop into the home and set-up a web cam to access the church's camera. On the day of the wedding he explained to the resident what was happening and that she would be watching the wedding live through the computer. She was delighted and cried tears of joy.
In their citation the judges said: “Allan created an exceptional experience for one of his residents, he went above and beyond his role and brought ‘Making Each Experience Special‘ to life.”
Andrew Cannon, Bupa Care Services general manager said: “We’re very proud of our staff and their hard work and commitment. We regularly see individuals like Allan going the extra mile to make a real difference to the lives of our residents and these awards are a great way for us to say thank you to them.”
The Bupa Care Homes Awards celebrate the stars amongst Bupa’s 27,000 employees across 300 care homes. They recognise those individuals and teams who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work, and who go the extra mile to deliver high standards of care to residents and support to colleagues.