Our Team

Mary Hayes- Deputy Manager
Mary is an invaluable staff member with exceptional skills in caring and management. Her many qualifications include dementia, medication and safeguarding adults. Mary joined our team ten years ago and for the last five years has been our trusted deputy manager.
Rachael Clarke – Senior Carer
Rachel’s kind and caring nature has endeared her to our residents. With many years’ experience, particularly in working with elderly people with dementia, Rachel is a much loved senior carer. Her numerous qualifications include NVQ3 and the certificate in dementia care and she is currently working towards Level 2 in leadership and management.
Leisa Brailey – Senior Carer
Leisa’s dedication and enthusiasm for her role has contributed to her success as a well valued senior carer. Oak Tree Lodge has been fortunate to benefit from Leisa’s wonderful personality for almost 6 years. She has achieved NVQ level 3 and the Certificate in dementia care, as well as qualifications in catering. Leisa demonstrates her excellent culinary skills at the weekends.
Carol Christians – Senior Carer
Carol is an asset to Oak Tree Lodge, where she is an extremely caring and compassionate senior care. Her broad knowledge, particularly of dementia care aids her in her vital role at the home. She holds an NVQ3 and Certificate in dementia and has completed several training courses to further her skills. Carol has been employed in the care sector for nearly ten years.
Diane Angell- Carer
Diane has been a carer at the home for a number of years and is an experienced and knowledgeable member of staff. She holds NVQ Level 3 and is trained in all aspects of caring for older people with dementia.
Beverly Malinab – Night Carer
Bev is a happy, popular and enthusiastic member of staff. She has been at Oak Tree Lodge for four years during which she has completed her NVQ3 and training in many areas.
Marie Fe Aban – Carer
Marie is energetic and dedicated in all aspects of her role as carer. She has worked at Oak Tree Lodge for over 4 years, has trained in many functions and is an invaluable asset to us.
Linda Clarke – Head Chef
Linda has many years’ experience in producing excellent and nutritious dishes for our residents. She has been at Oak Tree Lodge for over 10 years and during that time has continued training and enhancing her skills in the kitchen. She holds Food and Hygiene certificates along with NVQ level 3 in Food and Nutrition.
Susan Wooldridge – Housekeeper
Oak Tree Lodge is very lucky to have Sue as our housekeeper. She is a very organised and efficient staff member and is well liked by our residents. Sue has been at Oak Tree Lodge for nearly 6 years and holds NVQ Level 2 in Housekeeping

virginia photo 0032Virginia Irvine – Manager
The manager is Virginia Irvine and registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as Registered Manager.   CQC ensure that only those people who are judged to be fit and are likely to provide and manage good quality care that meets the needs of people, are authorised to do so. Our staff team range from people new to care through to people with many years of experience.  All people have checks prior to starting work, including criminal record as well as previous employment checks.  We offer an ongoing programme of training for all staff to help them to carry out their job to the best of their abilities.  We also encourage people to undertake qualifications.  Many of our team hold vocational qualifications such as NVQs and Diplomas or are working towards them.

‘It is important for our staff to feel valued and cared for.  If they feel good and enjoy their job, the people living in Oak Tree Lodge will feel the benefits’ Virginia Irvine (Manager)   


4Carol Christians – Senior Carer

Carol has worked at Oak Tree Lodge since 2003.  She is an experienced carer and has a good knowledge of the needs of older people.  In addition to the mandatory training Mary has undertaken training in End of Life Care, Medication Administration. QualificationsNVQ 3 in Care, Level 3 Certificate in Management, Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care



9Susan Wooldridge – Housekeeper

Susan has worked at Oak Tree Lodge since 2006. She is a very organised and efficient staff member. Qualifications:  NVQ Level 2 in Housekeeping.

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Oak Tree Lodge - Care Home, 114 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest, Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7AU

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