New Forest


New Forest 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.

Sherlyn Rowland - Matron

Sherlyn Rowland - Matron

Sherlyn studied nursing at Pantai College of Nursing in Malaysia. Initially working in Intensive Care, Sherlyn came to the UK in 1998 and worked as a Healthcare Assistant and a cook whilst waiting for her registration with the NMC. It was then Sherlyn developed a real passion for elderly care. Sherlyn has worked in a variety of positions from a Registered Nurse to Registered Manager. Sherlyn joined Sentinel Health Care in 2012 as a Senior Nurse in Fordingbridge Care Home. She left Sentinel briefly in 2015 to work in Salisbury District Hospital, before re-joining Sentinel in 2016 as Matron. Sherlyn has a keen interest in Palliative Care and tissue viability.

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.