Woodlands Care Home has a team of dedicated staff members that are committed and compassionate. Our professionals all have a passion for delivering high standards of person-centred care. Our home believes in building strong relationships with everyone that enters our home and we are able to achieve this by treating everyone with respect.
Meet the Team
Lesley StewartHome ManagerLesley StewartHome Manager
Lesley has worked with the company since 2021 as manager of their flagship home in Edinburgh and has now transferred to join the team at Woodlands. As a qualified nurse, Lesley’s main clinical background is the Intensive care unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and latterly as a Specialist Peritoneal Dialysis nurse. On a personal level, Lesley lived in Italy for 20 years and loves cooking Italian dishes, having now moved from Edinburgh, she looks forward to walking her two dogs and seeing more of Aberdeen.
Anna-Marie HudsonDeputy ManagerAnna-Marie HudsonDeputy Manager
Anna-Marie is our Deputy Manager, she joined Woodlands over a year ago and has 20-plus years of experience in the care industry. Beginning her career as an Activity Coordinator and specialising in Dementia support, Anna-Marie has supported many families during difficult times. As an avid promoter of education and progression, she loves training and developing our teams.
Frith O’ConnorClinical Deputy ManagerFrith O’ConnorClinical Deputy Manager
Frith joined Woodlands in May last year and has over 10 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. Prior to specialising in the care of the elderly, Frith worked as a Registered Nurse in Accident and Emergency and in the acute sector in hospital. Palliative care and support are Frith’s main areas of interest and she is passionate in ensuring residents and families are supported during these challenging times. Frith supports our nursing team and oversees the clinical aspects of care within the home.
Margaret GrayAdministratorMargaret GrayAdministrator
Margaret joins the team as the Administrator and brings a wealth of experience having done similar roles in care homes for over 6 years. We are delighted that Margaret has joined the team.
Gregor WoodHead ChefGregor WoodHead ChefGregor has been in the catering industry for more than 30 years and has progressed through positions in various kitchens including working on oil platforms for 3 years.Gregor has adapted to current trends in the food industry which include being well-informed on all allergens. Gregor is married with 3 children and enjoys walking the dog, baking with my kids and cooking of course.
Kristine AnvensicaChefKristine AnvensicaChef
We would like to introduce Kristine our new Chef who comes to us with over 20 years of experience. Kristine has been welcomed with open arms to Woodlands and has enjoyed her first couple of weeks with the team.
Wisdom GavorUnit LeadWisdom GavorUnit Lead
Wisdom joined Woodlands in October last year, from one of our sister homes. Having had the sad experience of the bereavement of his best friend. He saw how busy hospitals were and decided then and there, to become a nurse. Wisdom has a very calming demeanour and is a great role model for the younger members of the team.
Alison LawsonUnit LeadAlison LawsonUnit Lead
Alison joined Woodlands in October and brings many years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. Alison’s specialist area and passion is in the care of the elderly, which stems from placement in a nursing home when she was 16 years old. As a great forward thinker, Alison leads her team to ensure every day is meaningful and full of smiles and laughter.
Regina TamangRegistered NurseRegina TamangRegistered Nurse
Regina studied and worked as a Registered Nurse in Nepal before moving to Scotland. Coming from a long line of nurses, who all specialised in care of the elderly, it was a natural progression for her to follow suit. To convert a nursing qualification is a difficult process, requiring a lot of studying and we are delighted Regina has just passed her Nursing and Midwifery exams in the UK. Regina always has a positive and smiley outlook and is always extremely kind and generous with those she supports.
Jennifer TaylorSenior Care AssistantJennifer TaylorSenior Care Assistant
Having over 10 years experience in caring for the elderly within the community, Jennifer joined Woodlands over a year ago as Senior Carer, providing valuable support to our nursing team. Person-centred and holistic care are her two main areas of focus and she passionately advocates that each resident should be supported as she would her own family.
Victoria RomulewiczCare AssistantVictoria RomulewiczCare Assistant
Victoria has over 6 years of experience in the care sector, Victoria loves to help people and says “My heart just wants to care for others”.
Maureen McGhieCare AssistantMaureen McGhieCare Assistant
With over 8 years of experience in the care sector, Maureen is a real asset to Woodlands. “Interacting with our residents and offering great care for them is a pleasure”.
Lakshmi NaickCare AssistantLakshmi NaickCare Assistant
Lakshmi has 2 years of care sector experience and always wants to go the extra mile for people. Lakshmi loves to look after people and make a difference.
Rupinderjeet KaurCare AssistantRupinderjeet KaurCare Assistant
Rupinderjeet has recently joined our care team, when we asked what made her want to join the care team she said “I love to make people happy and spread joy wherever I can, it is important to me to offer great care!”
Priyanka JadhavCare AssistantPriyanka JadhavCare Assistant
Priyanka has joined our care team as a Care Assistant. Priyanka made the move from hospitality to the care sector almost 3 years ago and has never looked back. Priyanka is a caring person who likes to treat everyone with kindness and spread joy wherever possible.
ElayneCare AssistantElayneCare Assistant
Meet Elayne, one of our amazing night Care Assistants. Elayne comes to us with over 7 years of care experience. Elayne is a loyal, passionate person who takes pride in caring for our residents.
Sumaia IslamCare AssistantsSumaia IslamCare Assistants
Sumaia has recently joined the Woodlands care team, Sumaia loves to help people and has enjoyed getting to know our residents “I feel at my most happiest when I can help and look after others”.
Amaka UkachukweCare AssistantAmaka UkachukweCare Assistant
Amaka has joined our care team as a Care Assistant. Amaka has been in the care sector for 3 years and she loves to make people happy, and it is important to Amaka she makes everyone feel included and have a sense of purpose.
Hayley CampbellWellbeing Team MemberHayley CampbellWellbeing Team Member
Hayley joined Woodlands in August as a care assistant and quickly became a valued member of the team. Recently Hayley moved from our care team to our wellbeing team, she is very focussed on the social aspects of care. Hayley is passionate about making every day special for the residents she supports and loves organising outings.
Jessica FernandesWellbeing CoordinatorJessica FernandesWellbeing Coordinator
Jessica’s love for people coupled with her generous nature makes her perfectly suited for this role. Be sure to say hello when you see her.
Ellen-Cate MacDougallWellbeing CoordinatorEllen-Cate MacDougallWellbeing Coordinator
Ellen is a bubbly an energetic person who has a talent for music Her warm personality comes through in all she does and is a great asset to Woodlands.
Steve MunroMaintenanceSteve MunroMaintenance
Steve has come to us with a wealth of experience in all aspects of maintenance and has worked in care homes since 2017.
Paul MiddletonMaintenancePaul MiddletonMaintenance
Paul has had a variety of jobs over the years but has come back to maintenance and can turn his hand to anything.
Mandy LawsonVolunteerMandy LawsonVolunteer
Mandy has volunteered to help at Woodlands, Mandy helps in our café bar making sure everyone has a cuppa and a fine piece. Mandy also helps with some of our activities and the residents love her energy and enthusiasm!