Our Team

Helen Wells

Helen Wells
Clinical Lead

Helen joined Riverside in April 2021 and has recently stepped in to be our Clinical Lead, she has worked in care since leaving school. After qualifying as a registered nurse, she worked in the NHS in a variety of settings but since moving to Dorset she has worked in the care home sector. Therefore, Helen brings a wealth of knowledge to the Riverside team and with her caring nature we believe she will be a real asset.

Sue Rickards

Sue Rickards
Administrator

Sue joined Riverside in February and has previously worked in travel and tourism, including the Front of House Department in hotels. She has a strong administration/reception background and will be the first point of contact for many relatives and friends contacting the home either by telephone or email. Sue is always happy to assist with making arrangements for relatives to visit residents. Please feel free to message her any time if questions arise.

Sarah Bayliss

Sarah Bayliss
Team Leader

Sarah Bayliss is a Team Leader at Riverside Nursing home. Sarah's experience in the care sector and her dedication to delivering the best quality care to the residents makes her an asset to the care team.

Sarah is a bubbly, passionate person and very focussed on helping drive the home forward.  Sarah will always aim to ensure that the individual needs of our residents are met, she spends a lot of time talking to each individual and getting to know them. 

Her background in the Navy helps ensure that our focus on the excellent high-quality service we promise is always consistent at Riverside Nursing Home.

Manoj Kuruvilla

Manoj Kuruvilla
Team Leader

Manoj Kuruvilla achieved a Diploma in Nursing in his native country India and joined Riverside as a senior health care assistant in 2005 where he remained working in this role for eight years before leaving to gain more management experience in another home. 

Manoj has always been held in high regard and was invited to return to Riverside as Team Leader in 2018 where he continues to support the Manager and the team to this day.

Kathleen Lawrence

Kathleen Lawrence
Senior Nurse

Kathleen is a very experienced nurse bringing many years of training and knowledge to the team. She joined Riverside a year ago and is now the lead coordinator for Gold Standard End of Life Care in the home.

Her knowledge and vast experience in this role ensures that residents have the highest standard of care at the end of their life and their friends and relatives are also cared for at this difficult time.

Thresiyamma (Lissy) Saji

Thresiyamma (Lissy) Saji
Registered Nurse

Lissy joined Riverside as part of our night duty team supporting the team with the delivery of excellent care.

Lissy is an experienced nurse who has achieved a Diploma in Nursing in India. She has been working in this country for over 16 years and we are pleased that she has agreed to join us and help us continue to deliver the high standard of care we are known for at Riverside.

Saji George

Saji George
Registered Nurse

Saji has achieved a Diploma in Nursing in his native country India. He has resided in England for 15 years and is another very experienced part of Riverside’s team.

Saji returned to work with us again two years ago after working in other environments to gain broader experience, which we are pleased he brings back to benefit us all at Riverside.

Deepa George

Deepa George
Registered Nurse

Deepa worked as a staff nurse in ITU at Yeovil hospital for eight years. She now brings her experience to Riverside to complete our team as a nurse on Riverside’s bank staff.

She is again a dedicated nurse who is passionate about caring for the elderly and supporting her colleagues.

Anna Jesty

Anna Jesty
Activities Co-ordinator

Anna joined riverside in September 2020, she is now the Activities Co-ordinator for the home following working in various roles. Anna enjoys spending time with the residents, she prides herself in knowing each individual inside and out. She always takes the time to talk to residents and their families, getting to know everyone’s likes and dislikes, favourite activities and hobbies. She is always there if you need any assistance and is happy to answer any queries at any time.

Testimonials

Thank you so very much for all you did for Mum.  You took such great care of her and we are so grateful to you all.

E, L and C, Relatives

Testimonials

My husband has been in Riverside Nursing Home in Sherborne for five months now. He took a few weeks to settle down in his new surroundings at first but now has got to know the Staff. The Nurses, Carers, the Chef, all have been so kind, respectful, most of all understanding the needs of not only the residents but their families. Only recently we enjoyed an outing to Weymouth organised by the Activities Co-ordinator. Matron Judith Maidment waved us off as our special coach left Riverside. Thank you all

PW, Wife

Testimonials

I wanted to thank you and all your staff for the care and kindness you showed my father during his final weeks and days with you.  I can honestly say that it felt that you had all become part of the family.

ED, Daughter

Testimonials

The kindness you all showed us as a family meant so much in such sad and stressful times.  Thank you

ED, Daughter

Testimonials

My family and friends will not forget the kindness, caring, love and support you gave to all of us from the minute T arrived at Riverside.

PW, Relative

Testimonials

Words are never enough sometimes, but the hugs, smiles and laughs worked every time.  In other words 'you cared'.

PW, Relative

Testimonials

Thank you for arranging such a very enjoyable lunch for D on his 92nd birthday.

DH, Wife

Testimonials

Please thank all the staff, we will never forget you all for making P's last weeks so comfortable for him and bearable for us.  You are fortunate to have such a wonderful team of caring professionals at Riverside.  We cannot thank you enough.

WS, Relative

Contact Us

Riverside Nursing Home
Westbury
Sherborne
Dorset, DT9 3QZ

01935 812046

care@riversidenursinghome.co.uk