About Us

Why Us?

The first St Mary’s Home was known as St Mary’s Hospital and was established in 1857 by the Roman Catholic Sisters of the English Dominican Congregation, in the picturesque canal town of Stone in Staffordshire. The current St Mary’s was built in 1976 and is still owned by the Sisters. We remain independent and not-for-profit meaning that we have no shareholder or private equity investor involvement and focus wholly on providing the highest standard of care. We specialise in nursing care both short and long term for the over 65s but also offer residential care.

The main emphasis of the home is person centred care in a Christian environment, where every opportunity is given for the enhancement of the spiritual, physical and social well-being of each individual.

At St Mary’s we aim to provide a high standard of person centered care within a Christian environment, but residents of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds are welcomed.

We offer a homely, friendly and open atmosphere and promote the privacy, dignity and rights of all our residents.

Both management and our highly trained staff are committed to ensuring the health, well being & comfort of all the residents.

We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation both within the local community and across the county.

We have 59 single rooms across three floors all serviced by two lifts. Wi-fi is available throughout the Home.  Many of our rooms have en-suite facilities and a number have a small sitting room. All rooms are equipped to a high standard with connections for television and telephone if required and are connected to a nurse call system. Residents are encouraged to bring in personal possessions and small items of furniture if they wish. There is a chapel, and two spacious, comfortable lounges and a light airy dining room in which residents can enjoy well balanced meals from a varying menu which are freshly cooked by our own catering staff. The home is set in a town location, however residents benefit from extensive views of large and beautiful gardens.

We have a dedicated Activity Co-ordinator whose role is to create, plan, organise and co-ordinate a stimulating and developing activity programme to enhance the quality of life of each resident. The programme includes bingo, skittles, arts and crafts, gentlemen’s mornings and a social evening on Fridays. We welcome the involvement of family and friends in any of the activities offered. There is a dedicated hair salon offering a personalised service two to three times per week, and ladies mornings offering pampering sessions including foot spas and manicures. We work closely with a number of visiting health professionals, such as physiotherapists, who make a valuable contribution to the health provision of our residents at St. Mary’s.

St Mary's Nursing Home Dining Area

Our Team

Natalie Dibble

Registered Manager

Natalie has worked at St Mary’s since 2006 initially as a Registered Nurse before being appointed Registered Manager in 2018.  She is Chair of the Stafford Registered Managers Network and  is passionate about care of the elderly. 

Julie Birks

Deputy Manager

Julie first worked at St Mary’s as a care assistant.  She returned in 2006 as a Registered Nurse and worked as a night nurse before becoming Deputy Manager in 2018.

Sharon Hall

MEDICATION COORDINATOR

 

Sharon joined St Mary’s in 2005 as a night care assistant. She is a qualified Senior Care Assistant who has completed Medication Management training and has responsibility for ordering and auditing  of medicines.

Shannon Colcombe

ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

Shannon joined us working part time whilst at school.  After graduating from university she returned to St Mary’s, initially as part of the housekeeping team. She is now our Activities Coordinator a role where she can put her degree in Performing Arts to good use.

Caroline Cartlidge

Receptionist

Caroline joined us in 2017 as one of our job share reception staff. Her friendly smile is often the first thing visitors see. Caroline enjoys keeping fit, particularly yoga.

April Barbour

Receptionist

 

April is one of our friendly receptionists.  She joined us in November 2020 having previously worked at a care home in Burton upon Trent.  When not at work, she loves spending time with her young grandson who is the light of her life.

Anne Clark

CLINICAL LEAD/PALLIATIVE CARE  Nurse

Anne started her long career at St Mary’s in 1998 and was previously Registered Manager. Anne is a highly experienced trained palliative care nurse.

Donna Martin

SENIOR PALLIATIVE CARE assistant

Donna joined St Mary’s in 2003 after many years spent in the pottery industry in Stoke on Trent. Donna is a senior carer with specialist palliative care training.

Evelyn Danquah

 

Care Staff

 Evelyn joined St Mary’s in 2019 as a member of the care staff.  She loves caring for the residents and St Mary’s and her cheerful presence is much appreciated by them.

Laura Sampson

HOUSEKEEPER

 

Laura joined St Mary’s in 2017 as a member of the housekeeping team before becoming housekeeper in 2019.  Laura takes pride in ensuring a high standard of cleanliness throughout the home and is the Infection Control Champion.

Kerry Warrilow

Catering Manager

Kerry joined us as a Domestic Assistant in 2016 before transferring to our catering team in 2017 which is where her passion lies.  She was promoted to Catering Manager in 2022 and she and her team are able to cater for all residents’ dietary requirements and love to see them enjoying her home cooked meals. The team prepare themed food for events, special occasions and celebrations at St Mary’s, and pride themselves on ensuring that each of our residents has an individually decorated birthday cake.

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