Kelso: Queen’s House Care Home Wins Competition Award

TWO Borders care homes celebrated their success at the 2020 Scottish Care Home Awards.

Kelso’s Queen’s House and Grange Hall, near Melrose, both won awards after a virtual ceremony on May 14.

Queen’s House triumphed in the “Home Care Service of the Year” category, while employee Louise McIntee won the “Auxiliary and Support Staff” gong.

A spokesperson for the home said, “We are delighted to announce that we are the winners of the Home Care Service of the Year award for the second year in a row!

“Our own Lou McIntee also won the award in the Auxiliary and Support Staff category.

“We are extremely proud of these accomplishments and would like to thank each of you for all of your support over the past year.”

Anna Maciaga, director of Grange Hall nursing home near Melrose, won national award

Grange Hall Manager Anna Maciaga won the Emerging Talent Award at the ceremony, hosted by singer Michelle McManus and Scottish Care CEO Donald Macaskill.

James Mowbray is the manager of Grange Hall, which is located off the A68 north of the Leaderfoot Viaduct.

Mr Mowbray said: “The matron left suddenly after 21 years when the pandemic struck and she [Anna] took the reins under extreme circumstances.

“Not only did she keep the home running smoothly, she improved a lot, including developing relationships with local communities and keeping the COVID care home free to this day.

The Scottish Care Awards are “an opportunity to recognize the workforce in this industry who work tirelessly around the clock to provide care to people across the country and celebrate the achievements of clients and service users” .

Nominations for the 2021 awards closed on May 24.

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