David joins Oakdale with a huge amount of experience working within the private sector and has successfully run several large care homes, more recently in Jersey.
David has over 30 years’ experience within the care sector and began his career as a registered nurse. Following ten years in the Royal Air Force, David trained as a nurse in Norwich and followed a career in Accident and Emergency nursing. He joined a hospital in Saudi Arabia where he was responsible for the running of the Emergency Room and the hospital cardiac arrest team. He later returned to the UK and became a staff nurse within a renal unit. He went on to be an inflight nurse with the Air Ambulance before he moved to the elderly care sector.
“I have worked in care management for nearly 15 years and have led in the role of Home Manager within a variety of care homes. I am delighted to be part of the Encore team and am looking forward to helping to grow and develop the Oakdale team, as well as being actively involved in supporting residents and their families.”
Megan has previous experience in property management, but her background is within the care industry; supporting residents in care homes and their own homes as a healthcare assistant for two years. Megan combined her experience of the property and care industries to take on the role of Home Relations Manager within care homes, which she has been doing since 2016.
“My first-hand experience of working in care enables me to have a deeper understanding of what new residents and their loved ones are experiencing and looking for. I am extremely passionate about supporting people through what is potentially a very difficult time, to ensure they are choosing a home for themselves or a loved one that they feel is ‘perfect’ for them. Moving into care is about taking the next step to improve wellbeing, stimulation and overall quality of life and it gives me great satisfaction to see residents flourish in this way.”