In a new series of articles we meet Springhill Care Home’s new clinical leads. Deborah Bennett holds responsibility for ‘react to red’ and woundcare.
I am clinical lead on the dementia suite at Springhill Care Home.
I’ve had a varied experience of nursing roles so far in my career, ranging from community learning disability nurse, to managing six supported living homes.
I’ve acted as health facilitator for service users with learning disabilities and associated mental health problems, to senior clinical advisor on the NHS 111 phones lines, triaging patients over the phone and signposting them to the appropriate professional, or giving home management advice.
At the moment I am working towards my registered manager’s awards and I am the wound management champion lead here at Springhill.
I am keen to complete my registered manager’s award and eventually join the management team, to work hard towards the vision of gaining outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for Springhill.
As wound management champion lead I’m working closely with external agencies i.e. the tissue viability team and diabetic foot and leg wound team, gaining up-to-date experience to strengthen and ensure our clinical skills are current.
Person-centred care is highly important at Springhill, and involves tailoring a person’s care to their interest, abilities, history and personality. It is this approach I believe sets Springhill apart.
By Deborah Bennett
Springhill Care Home