A HEREFORDSHIRE care home is celebrating its 15th anniversary after the 'most challenging' two years in its history.

Waverley House, in Etnam Street, marked the occasion on Tuesday, May 3, with a buffet lunch.

Staff, residents, and family members were joined by councillor Sebastian Bowen, chairman of Herefordshire County Council, and Russell Brown, chief executive of Shaw healthcare – which operates the care home.


Various staff members in the home were also commended for their long service, including Mandy Hartshorn, a support worker who joined Shaw 29 years ago.

Domestic assistant Janet Hicks, has worked for Shaw for 26 years, catering assistant Elizabeth Ferguson for 23 years, and Julie Buck, marked her 20th anniversary.

Service manager Allan Riley said: "The team here work tirelessly to provide the highest standard of care for our residents, so it is important to take a moment to step back and reflect on their achievements.


"These last two years have been the most challenging and how we got through it is testament to the wonderful staff here."