Long-serving local care home manager, Victoria Wilson has bid farewell to residents at her care home in Fulford, York, after 19 years of serving older people in the local community.
During her time at Connaught Court, Victoria has delighted the residents, celebrating milestone birthdays and fulfilling their dreams. In 2021, she supported 99 year old World War Two veteran Ron Shelley to fulfil a life-long ambition when he flew in a hot air balloon over Yorkshire.
Recently she received a British Citizen Corporate Award (BCA) in recognition of her leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Residents were full of well wishes and enjoyed sharing the celebration day with her, Resident Ron Shelley said:
Victoria’s dedication and spirit has been exceptional. She will be dearly missed.
Growing up in Leeds, Victoria first trained as a Registered Nurse many years ago at Leeds General Infirmary, and continued her career specialising in Intensive Care and Coronary Care. She then moved on to undertake as a midwife in the Cotswolds, Stratford on Avon and the surrounding areas, which were some of the happiest years.
Victoria returned to Yorkshire in 1987 when she married her husband and went on to work as a Nurse with the elderly and specialised in End of Life care within the NHS.
Victoria joined RMBI Home Connaught Court as a Deputy Manager in 2003, and eventually taking on the position as Home Manager in 2016.
Commenting on her time at Connaught Court, Victoria said:
I consider it a privilege to work for an organisation that put people first and look beyond the difficulties we all face in social care, to make sure at the heart of our charity, it is the resident that counts.
As I look back at my 43 year career, I consider it a joy to have looked after people, to enable them to enjoy the late stages of their life, in comfort and dignity, not forgetting some fun and laughter along the way.”
[Summary: Long-serving local care home manager, Victoria Wilson has bid farewell to residents at Connaught Court in Fulford, York, after 19 years of serving older people in the local community.]