Hockley employs 105 staff, Lisadian employs 75; working on a full-time and part-time basis
Regarding the number and skill mix of staff on duty we endeavour to adhere to the legislation and to current “Guidelines for Best Practice”. We aim for 35/65 ratio. The minimum number of staff on duty on a daily basis is calculated using the Rhys Hearn Tool, which takes into account the number of and the level of dependency of the patients in the Home. The total number of staff employed will be flexible, depending on the occupancy and dependency levels of the patients and the aspirations of staff regarding the number of hours per week they wish to work.
We recruit in a professional manner and we provide suitable training for staff thereby ensuring that they receive all the skills and knowledge they require to be effective carers.
On admission to the Home each patient is allocated a “Named Nurse”. The overall role of the named nurse can be defined as being specifically and consistently responsible for the patient’s overall nursing care.
All our Registered Nurses are expected to have a full knowledge of the patients and to foster good relationships with them and their relatives. In the absence of a specific named nurse, another Registered Nurse will temporarily take responsibility for the patient.