Praise for devotion
Staff at a Hastings care home have been praised by the town’s MP for their thoughtfulness and dedication to caring for residents. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary and MP for Hastings and Rye, read in the Hastings Observer how Kellie Carter and Kimberly Mann from Hastings Court care home on The Ridge had given up their evenings off to accompany a devoted couple on a special evening out.
John and Celia Mortimer, both in their late 80s, were treated to a ‘date night’ at the Sussex Exchange after Kellie overheard them discussing how much they would like to go out to dinner.
The couple, who’ve been married for more than 60 years, moved into Hastings Court in January 2016 after John’s Parkinson’s disease and Celia’s deafness made living at home too difficult. In personal letters to the caring staff members, Ms Rudd congratulated them on their work and said she was “pleased to know that we have such compassionate staff in our local care homes.”