Dunwood Manor

Nursing Home

Dunwood Manor is renowned for the standard of nursing care practiced within the home.

An ongoing staff development and training provision ensure that our Residents are supported and cared for by a skilled and knowledgeable work force.

Gemma Hicks - Manager

Gemma Hicks - Manager

The Home is managed on a day-to-day basis by Gemma Hicks. Gemma qualified as a nurse in 2006 at Southampton University School of Nursing and Midwifery and since then has held a variety of nursing roles in elderly nursing care.

Gemma has held various positions from Clinical Lead to Deputy Matron, and has obtained her Registered Managers Award. She has a keen interest in dementia and palliative care.

Gemma has been Manager / Matron at Dunwood Manor since May 2014.

Alison Bruce - Director of Care

Alison Bruce - Director of Care

Having completed her training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, Alison then went to work for two years in Saudi Arabia. Upon her return to England she held a variety of nursing posts before being appointed Matron of New Forest Nursing Home.

In 1996 Sentinel took over the home and soon after Alison was appointed Director of Care for the Group. This involves a challenging but rewarding schedule of overseeing the day-to-day running of all the homes.

Recently Alison completed her FDSC in Care Home management at Bournemouth University.