What we do

Anna Lesniak

Job Title: Service Manager

Since joining PJ Care as a senior carer whilst waiting for her NMC registration, Anna has progressed through the nurse management career pathway and has developed her specialised nursing role in both operational management and practice development.

Anna qualified as a Registered Nurse in Poland in 2001 and moved to the UK in 2004. Since joining PJ Care as a senior carer whilst waiting for her NMC registration, Anna has progressed through the nurse management career pathway and has developed her specialised nursing role in both operational management and practice development.

Anna has clinical expertise in progressive neurological conditions with a special interest in Huntington’s Disease. She was part of the national working group with the Huntington’s Disease Association that developed standards of care for people with Huntington’s Disease. In recognition of this work Anna has been presented with a number of local and national nurse leadership awards, including PJ Care Employee of the Year, PJ Care Leader of the Year, PJ Care Outstanding Contribution, Great South-East Care Awards - The Frontline Leader 2013 and Great British Care Awards -The Frontline Leaders award 2014.

In 2012 Anna became part of the quality and compliance team providing clinical leadership and guidance as well as quality monitoring throughout the company; she then became a Lead Nurse, and from August 2018 will be joining Bluebirds as Unit Manager.

COVID-19 AND PJ CARE

We are all aware that these are very difficult times and that nearly everyone has been affected in some way by the COVID-19 virus.

Here at PJ Care we are taking every precaution and doing all we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff and their families and loved ones. We have put many new systems in place to ensure the wellbeing of all, including heightened infection control procedures, restrictions on visitors to our buildings and reducing staff movement between Units.

As a result of the inconsistencies in conducting tests and the inability to carry out antibody tests, we have taken the decision to cease all new admissions until the situation is clearer. We have taken this decision to protect our existing residents, all of whom are vulnerable and at high risk should the virus get into one of our buildings.

As with all aspects of the situation this will be reviewed daily by our board and senior management team, who are meeting daily via video conference to review the latest situation and make changes to our processes as required.

We provide our staff team, residents and relatives with daily updates and ensure that everyone is able to keep in touch as much as possible in the circumstances. If you have any concerns or enquiries relating to the current situation, please get in touch on enquiries@pjcare.co.uk.

Staff access into our buildings is strictly controlled, and all other non-essential access is not permitted. Staff and residents are given regular health checks throughout the day to ensure they remain healthy and safe. Safe systems are in place to recruit and train temporary cover for staff who have to self-isolate. Our staffing numbers remain at our usual high levels.

While there are reports of shortages of some equipment and distribution by suppliers is rationed, we are confident that we have sufficient supply to meet the needs of our residents. We continue to do all we can to protect those in our care and the incredible people who look after them every day.

We will provide regular updates via our social media channels and on our website, but should you have any questions about anything we do please get in touch via the contact page on the website www.pjcare.co.uk.

Take care and stay healthy

Neil Russell

Chairman

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