A Meallmore nurse from Culduthel Care Home in Inverness has been announced as Nurse of the Year at the Scottish Care Home Awards.
Kamila Rzepka, a staff nurse with Scottish care home provider, Meallmore Ltd, won the national award, which recognises ‘an outstanding individual’, representing effective nursing practice within the care home environment.
Kamila was commended for providing exemplary care for residents throughout the pandemic; being approachable, knowledgeable and supportive of other members of staff, and keeping her unit running safely and efficiently.
A graduate of the University of Stirling, Kamila joined Meallmore two years ago and places a great deal of importance on self-development. She is currently working on completing Meallmore’s nurse development programme to meet even higher standards, and is also involved in Culduthel’s mentoring programme, teaching students from the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).
Speaking on her win, Kamila said: “I was delighted to even be nominated for this award, so to hear that I won is a dream come true. It feels like such a great achievement at the start of my nursing career.
“I love my job and caring for our residents is a great privilege. With the support of Meallmore, I’m gaining skills and confidence every single day and I am so grateful for being part of such a wonderful and caring team.”
Denise Scott, care home manager of Culduthel Care Home said: “Kamila is a great asset to the home. She has brilliant relationships with residents and is well thought of and respected by her colleagues and our visiting GPs. Our residents and their families are thrilled to hear that she won this award.
“Kamila works incredibly hard to get the best outcome for our residents and has played a vital part in keeping everyone in her care safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am so proud of her and our team.”
The Scottish Care Home Awards is a prestigious annual event which recognises the hard work and devotion that many individuals in the care sector put in to the wellbeing of others.
Scottish Care’s Annual Care Home Awards 2020 took place on Friday 14 May 2021 after being postponed from last year due to the pandemic. Finalists were recognised in 13 different award categories and the awards ceremony took place online, hosted by Scottish Care CEO Dr Donald Macaskill and Pop Idol winner, Michelle McManus.
Culduthel Care Home, located in Inverness, is run by Meallmore and provides excellent standards of care for its residents.
For more information about the care Meallmore Ltd provides, please visit www.meallmore.co.uk
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