Wendy has been a registered mental health nurse for 16 years with a back ground of acute mental health in psychiatry. For the last 11 years she has managed services that specialize in young mental health with challenging behaviours, acquired brain injury, young and elderly dementia services and developed a supportive living service. She spent the first 6 years of her management career maintaining the homes top grading status with CQC and local authority and the last 5 years bringing failed homes back up to standard.
Wendy is a proactive and enthusiastic individual who has had extensive experience and knowledge in leading and motivating teams to excel within challenging economic environments. She is able to plan and initiate new ideas and implement innovative approaches that transform services and has developed strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
She holds a manager’s qualifications (RMA) and is also working towards the Level 5 leadership and management award. Wendy holds the D32/33 and V1 internal verification qualification and has just recently completed the Care certificate assessor award.
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What We Offer
- Dementia Nursing
- Dementia Residential
- General Nursing
- Spacious en-suite bedrooms
- LCD TVs
- Unlimited wi-fi internet access
- Specialist beds
- Specialist baths
- In-house physiotherapy
- Hydrotherapy pool
- Hairdressing salon
- Roof garden
- Landscaped gardens with seating areas
- Roof garden with walking paths and raised planted beds
About Covent House
Built over five floors, Covent House provides 63 single en-suite bedrooms for residents, specialist in-house physiotherapy facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, and a range of leisure facilities and lounges for residents to enjoy and socialise with other residents, family and friends.
Additional facilities include a cinema, cafe, physiotherapy treatment room, laundry, a lift to all floors, lounges and dining rooms on all floors, and a quiet lounge located on each floor.
Externally, Covent House benefits from landscaped secluded gardens, with terraced areas, with seating and planted areas. There is also a roof garden – thought to be the first of its kind in the North East – with walking paths and planted raised beds. Covent House provides modern, tastefully decorated and furnished, welcoming and homely spaces for living, rehabilitation and relaxation.
Each of the bedrooms feature specialist furniture and mobility aids where required to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of our residents. LCD televisions and unlimited internet access are standard, with residents encouraged to personalise their bedrooms and make Covent House their home.
Residents can relax in the privacy of their bedroom or in any of Covent House’s communal lounges which offer a range of formal and informal spaces to gather, chat with other residents or family and friends and participate in activities and celebrations. The importance of independence is at the heart of Prestwick Care ethos and residents are encouraged to participate, where possible, in the many and varied activities which take place at Covent House. Activities include gentle exercise, physiotherapy, bingo, cards, cinema nights, carpet bowls, art classes and music, as well as celebrations for our residents and their families.
Each element of care provided at Covent House is bespoke, with residents’ specific dietary and nutritional, physiotherapy, social and healthcare requirements and preferences recorded and incorporated into person-centred care plans. We work closely with everyone involved in the care and welfare of our residents, from family and friends to GPs, carers, external professionals and nutritionists.