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New manager for Hoxne nursing home

Maria Volentiru
Maria Volentiru

The Depperhaugh nursing home in Hoxne has appointed a new manager.

Maria Volentiru, 27, has worked at the Kingsley Healthcare run home for more than three-and-a-half years, joining as a staff nurse in December 2014. She was promoted to deputy manager six months later.

Ms Volentiru trained as a nurse in her homeland of Romania from 2010 to 2013, while also studying accountancy and management at university at the same time.

After qualifying as a nurse, she moved to England to work for Kingsley.

“As manager, my aim is to ensure The Depperhaugh remains a great home for our residents and that there is a nice working environment for staff,” she said.

“We are lucky to have many long-serving staff who see this as their home and regard the residents and their colleagues as family.

“I love working with people and, as a qualified nurse, I like to get involved in the care side as much as the management side.

“I like to see people getting better as it means we are doing our job properly.”

Originally built by a naval officer as a country retreat, The Depperhaugh now has 30 staff and 30 beds.

It offers specialist dementia care, nursing care, residential and respite care.

“I am looking to introduce more outings and blend indoor and outdoor activities,” said Ms Volentiru.

“I like to make sure everyone is happy and safe and enjoying their time at The Depperhaugh.”

On her appointment, she added: “I like to go that extra mile for our residents and am delighted to be one of the youngest managers in the group.”

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