Alan Johnston is the new manager at our Retired Nurses National Home in Bournemouth. The home, which specialises in residential and dementia care, was originally built for the benefit of the retired nursing community but today it welcomes people from all backgrounds and professions. It still maintains an archive of the nursing community as a nod to its heritage.
Alan has worked in the care industry for 33 years and has been managing homes for 29 of those. He has worked in all areas of the care home from housekeeping to junior management – this is something he feels helps make him a good manager as he understands what is expected at every level.
His vision for the Retired Nurses National Home is to build on the current ‘Good’ CQC rating and continue to work to make it a homely, happy, caring and welcoming place to live and work.
Alan really enjoys making residents smile and listening to their life experiences.
He is motivated by supporting older people who need care and show them the compassion and empathy that they deserve.
He was attracted to the Retired Nurses National Home as it was clear to him that Friends of the Elderly is an organisation that really cares about residents. He relishes in the challenge of responsibility and enjoys mentoring staff to make them the best they can be to further strengthen his team.
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