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Breakfast television star Dr Hilary Jones praised the “unsung heroes” of the health service at an awards night in Lowestoft

Breakfast television star Dr Hilary Jones praised the “unsung heroes” of the health service at an awards night in Lowestoft.

The TV doctor on Good Morning Britain hosted the inaugural Kingsley Care Awards at The Ivy House Country Hotel in Oulton Broad. Nearly 150 staff from Lowestoft-based care provider Kingsley Healthcare were joined by special guests who included Waveney MP Peter Aldous, district council chairman Bruce Provan, EDP editor Nigel Pickover and leading figures from the healthcare sector. Senior figures from Coutts, Santander and Barclays Bank, who are supporting the dementia care specialist’s £200m-plus expansion drive to become a familiar national brand, were also present at the event on Thursday.

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Healthcare provider to host inaugural awards ceremony

The first care awards to be staged by Kingsley Healthcare will be hosted by breakfast television star Dr Hilary Jones. Kingsley staff from across the country will be attending the event at The Ivy House Country Hotel, in Oulton Broad, on Thursday evening (November 12).

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Elsie Ayton celebrated her 106th birthday on Friday at Heron Lodge care home in Wroxham.

A resident at the Kingsley Healthcare home in Norwich Road for 16 years, she enjoyed a party with fellow residents and her daughter and son in law. Her daughter Jane Aldred, 78, of Church Lane, Wroxham, said: "My mum has always had a healthy lifestyle. She used to cycle everywhere when she lived in Cromer and has always been a good cook with a healthy appetite."

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Kingsley Healthcare embarks on wide-scale investment in their dementia care provision

DSDC are delighted to be supporting Kingsley Healthcare, a care home group based in England, who have embarked on wide-scale investment in their dementia care provision.  Kingsley have commissioned DSDC to provide staff from their 24 care homes with specialist dementia training beginning with senior managers who will be supporting their front-line staff through DSDC’s accredited Best Practice in Dementia Care Learning programme and Dementia Design School.

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The plight of children and their families facing the most extreme challenges have inspired a Suffolk women

The plight of children and their families facing the most extreme challenges have inspired a Suffolk woman to launch a new charity, Over the Rainbow Children’s Charity. The idea came to Kingsley Healthcare recruitment manager Bev Lambert, 55, when she read stories about Lowestoft girl Daisy Newman who has severe cerebral palsy. To support the appeal for a sensory “magic carpet” for the five year old, she made cupcakes and raffled them at work to raise £132.

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