Two new branch nurses and a new registered manager are now at the helm of the Advantage Healthcare hub in Yorkshire. Registered manager Victoria Wilde and branch nurses Liam Sanders and Susan Williamson all joined last autumn. The new team are supporting the expansion of the service which took on four new clients in the last three months of 2018.
Registered manager Vicky Wilde has worked across most healthcare roles in her 24-year career. Most recently she had been regional manager for a domiciliary care service and has also worked in residential and complex care.
Vicky said: “I am keen to grow the number of clients we work with across Yorkshire and take on staff who are enthusiastic about a career in healthcare. Within our branch we provide complex, clinical and social care at home services. We have wide expertise in this area and we work extensively with elderly and paediatric clients including those with learning and physical disabilities, brain injuries, dementia and spinal injuries.
“We are actively recruiting nurses and healthcare assistants and we can offer staff interested in training with us care work in local residential homes whilst they are learning those complex care skills which make healthcare especially interesting and rewarding.”
Branch nurse Liam Sanders, a specialist learning disability nurse who has to date always worked within NHS Community Nursing Teams, has also joined us. Early in his career he worked for Advantage as a member of its client care staff and he was impressed by the quality approach the company takes. Liam is also the scheme nurse for a children’s charity in Leeds, Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme which provides leisure opportunities for disabled children.
Liam said: “I love working in healthcare, there is never a dull moment. I enjoy dealing with challenges and ensuring that our client receive the quality care they deserve.”
Completing the new leadership team is branch nurse Sue Williamson who has extensive experience in community and family nursing after starting out as an intensive care nurse. Sue has managed community nursing teams and enjoys training new healthcare staff.
Sue said: “I very much enjoy teaching care skills to team members and designing individualised care plans. Working in the field of community nursing allows us to put the client’s needs at the centre of our service. We adapt to their lifestyle and their family so that they can stay living in their comfort of their own home.”
Advantage Healthcare is currently recruiting experienced client care staff who want to develop their career with interesting work and free training. Visit our Work for Us page to find out more about the benefits of working with us.
Photo caption: left to right – Vicky Wilde, Liam Sanders, Sue Williamson