Ian MacDonald

Ian MacDonald

Home Manager

Ian brings a wealth of management experience that he has gained from his time in the Royal Navy and from running his own business. More recently, he has been the Registered Manager of a large nursing home and has been the Trustee of an independent Advocacy Charity for over 20 years.

Sue Harvey

Sue Harvey

Deputy Manager

A qualified Registered General Nurse with experience as a deputy manager / clinical lead and as a care home manager within a Dementia home. Sue has worked in several different fields such as in a hospital, within the community, Marie Curie and has been working in the home care sector since 2012.

Michele Blake

Michele Blake

Wellbeing Manager

Michele worked as a Care Assistant (HCA) for more than 30 years.  She gained valuable care experience in the ICU department at Bournemouth Hospital.  Michele has worked as a Care Team Leader within care homes for many years and takes great joy in caring for residents.  Michele’s sunny disposition and enthusiasm for making residents smile however, found her drawn to the position of Wellbeing Manager.

Sarah Sims

Sarah Sims

Administrator

Sarah worked for Bupa Care Homes for nearly 30 years.  Her career has spanned the hotel industry, however, she continued to work part time as an HCA.  In 2002 Sarah returned to the care sector full time and became receptionist at a care home until she was promoted to Financial Administrator.

Patrick Fensterseifer

Patrick Fensterseifer

Head Chef at Great Oaks

Patrick has been working as a Head Chef for over 18 years. Patrick enjoys learning about new culinary techniques and flavours, which he can incorporate into his menus. Patrick has specialised in the production of dysphasia meals, so residents who have difficulties with swallowing are able to enjoy a flavoursome, nutritious and well-presented meal that is cooked to their specific needs.

Nikki Toomer

Nikki Toomer

Head of Home Admissions

Nikki is our Home Admissions Advisor at Fairmile Grange and Great Oaks care homes. She is a registered nurse and has experience of elderly rehabilitation.

“I will always do my very best to support families and have a wealth of experience in care.  I assist in any way that I can to make the transition as smooth as possible and help residents to feel comfortable. I look forward to meeting new families and welcoming them into our wonderful homes.”