Belong Morris Feinmann’s Karan Shingler has been crowned winner of the ‘Palliative Care/End of Life’ at the Great North West Care Awards at the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, earning a place in the national final in March.
Karan works as a nurse at Jewish care village Belong Morris Feinmann in Didsbury, and stood out among the competition for her overall passion and dedication to her job, particularly for work she has undertaken to lead a team towards the national end-of-life care strategy, Six Steps. Attention was also given to her motivating and inspiring leadership, encouraging her team to deliver the highest possible standard of care to those on an end-of-life pathway.
Karan, along with Aaron Brennan, Emma Rodger, and Phillip Maher were among eight nominations in total for Belong, which operates several care villages and a domiciliary care service across the North West. The national award winners will be announced at a gala evening on 8th March at The ICC in Birmingham.
Deborah Baker, general manager of Belong Morris Feinmann, said: “I am thrilled that Karan’s hard work has been recognised by being honoured with a Great North West Care Award. She works tirelessly to treat customers and their families with the highest levels of compassion, sensitivity and respect and she fully deserves this success.
“We are delighted that the hard work of so many members of our staff has been recognised in these prestigious awards. All four are vital members of the Morris Feinmann team and work tirelessly to improve the lives of our customers. I wish [Karan] the very best of luck in the national final!”
Belong has also opened its bistro doors to international chef Christoph Deiter, following his appointment as the new bistro and catering manager.
Christoph Deiter, brings a wealth of experience to the post, acquired in the USA and Europe over three decades. Having trained in his native Germany in 1983, Christoph has managed a number of substantial catering operations, working with annual budgets of up to £2 million and holding positions ranging from teaching the culinary arts in California to developing award-winning menus in Salt Lake City as head chef of acclaimed restaurant, Oasis Café.
Making the move into the care sector, Christoph was most recently the executive chef manager at a Jewish care establishment in Manchester. Commenting on his new post, Christoph said: “Belong is committed to high quality catering, which is one of the reasons that attracted me to the position. I’m looking forward to getting to know the people at Belong Morris Feinmann, and its ethos, and I believe that food is a great way to make that connection.
“As catering manager, it is my wish to make mealtimes special for customers and visitors alike, which will include the creation of more traditional Jewish dishes for those wishing to adhere to cultural traditions, together with food of an international flavour.”