Management Team

Our focus as a management team is on delivering high quality person centred care.   

Kate Lyons was appointed General Manager in February 2017 and has years of management experience in various settings.  In recent years she has worked with a large healthcare provider both as a Registered Manager and latterly in a management support role working around the country. 

Gill Cartwright is our Registered Nurse manager who is well known to staff having previously worked at West Lodge as  a nurse and Deputy Manager.  Prior to this Gill worked in the community specialising in palliative care and tissue viability 

Jean Hestletine is a qualified nurse and has worked as Deputy Manager at West Lodge for five years having previously been a registered manager in a large local care home.  As well as working clinical shifts, Jean leads on many aspects of quality assurance and practice improvement at West Lodge. 

We have three floors: one residential and two nursing and have a manager on each floor :- 

Jeanette Walsh has worked at West Lodge for sixteen years rising through the ranks from bank carer to Residential Floor Manager.  Jeanette is passionate and committed to the residents of West Lodge. 

Leah Elson and Christine Gill are our Nursing Floor Managers: Leah leads the ground floor team and has a wealth of experience in the nursing home sector and has years of management experience. Leah is committed to person centred care and resident choice and this is embedded into her daily practice. 

Christine runs the lower ground floor and brings valuable experience from working in the NHS, in particular on Stroke Units.  She demonstrates obvious leadership skills and is dedicated to improving standards within the Home.  Christine is passionate about palliative care and supporting families.