Meet Lynn Grafham: General Manager at Sunrise of Guildford
Lynn Grafham has worked at Sunrise of Guildford for almost two years, she started as Deputy Manager of the care home in October 2018. Lynn was promoted to her current role of General Manager in May 2020.
Lynn is a registered nurse, and most of her career has been spent in the acute hospital setting. She has over 15 years’ experience in senior clinical roles including as a Director of Clinical Services. Lynn said:
“In 2018, I felt I had reached my potential in this setting. I was attracted to social care with older people due to the chance to really get to know residents and families while also promoting excellent standards of care in our sector.
“Sunrise Senior Living as a company for me really came across as the leader in this market due to its exemplary standards and the ethos of staff appreciation and the ‘All One Team’ approach.”
Lynn was promoted to General Manager in May 2020, in the midst of the UK Lockdown and peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. She was tasked with ensuring maximum protection for residents and the team. Lynn added:
“With my clinical background, I felt fully equipped to accept this challenge and I am delighted to say that Sunrise of Guildford remained free of Covid-19. This is due to the extraordinary hard work and dedicated of all the team, all of whom have made personal sacrifices and worked above and beyond expectation.
“I love the daily laughs we all share with residents, the small moments or mission moments that show the joy within our home. I love being able to make a difference to residents and families during difficult times to allow them all some peace and freedom from worry. I am proud beyond belief of our home and all within it.”
For more information about Sunrise of Guildford, click here: www.sunriseguildford.co.uk/