Debbie Armstrong has been General Manager at Sunrise of Elstree since 2015. She joined after an agency contacted her about a position at the Sunrise Senior Living home. She was very keen to take on the role as she believes that the Sunrise brand is synonymous with quality care.
Debbie joined the care sector in 1991 as an Assistant to a Care Home Operator who was just at the beginning of his journey in care. She worked with him for 13 years, and during this time the company she worked for grew to 11 care homes.
Her main ambition for Sunrise of Elstree is to continue to welcome new residents into the care home to join the Sunrise of Elstree family. Debbie said:
“Being a General Manager is a very intimate role, I love being hands on and developing relationships with residents, families and other team members. I like to think we are a family – a Sunrise family.
“The Covid 19 pandemic has undoubtedly been a challenging time filled with many emotions. However, it has also brought out the best in people at all levels within the organisation. The support from the Sunrise Senior Living Leadership Team, the Covid-19 taskforce, the Regional Directors, the QBP, HR and Recruitment has been exemplary. Not forgetting the incredible job done by the Procurement Team in sourcing all the PPE required. My team at Sunrise of Elstree have given 110% and I am very proud of them.
“I am delighted to be celebrating five years at Sunrise of Elstree, I can’t wait for many more to come!”
Peter Shere, a resident at Sunrise of Elstree, said:
“I’ve known Debbie for under a year, I have benefited from her decisiveness, humour and energy. She has made my time at Sunrise of Elstree what I hoped it would be, filled with kindness and dignity.”
Another resident, Betty Lasher, added:
“I think she has done a wonderful job, and everyone loves her.”
Luciana Dobos, Deputy Manager at Sunrise of Elstree said:
“Debbie lights up any room she walks into. Her big smile, warm hugs and even warmer heart brings happiness to both residents and staff members. I could not have wished for a better manager to help me succeed and grow in my role. I love her to bits.”
For more information about Sunrise of Elstree click here: www.sunriseelstree.co.uk