Meet the Team

Our Belief is that
Your Future Matters

Sara Gregory

Home Manager

Hi, my name is Sara and I am the Home Manager at Chestnut House Nursing Home. I started my career with the Queen Alexandra’s Naval Nursing Service at Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, where I completed my student nursing to become a qualified nurse.

My first role as a newly qualified nurse was In the British Military Hong Kong, and I was the first ever civilian Nurse to work in the hospital, pioneering the way for all the future civilian nurses.

My venture into the elderly care sector began when my first daughter was born and found working nights fitted well with family life and have remained in this sector ever since.

Throughout my diverse nursing career working in many countries of the world, I have gained knowledge and experience which I now bring with me to Chestnut House.

Marcy Matrin Head Housekeeper at Chestnut House Nursing Home Dorchester

Marcy Matrin

Head Housekeeper

Hello there, I’m Head of Housekeeping, my name is Marcy.
I enjoy my job in our home because I respect the residents and like to make sure the home is clean and safe for them to live in.
We have a great team at Chestnut House. Our department works hard together at keeping the environment of the home tidy and clean.
In my free time I enjoy playing Bingo and my grandchildren are very important to me and I enjoy seeing them.

 

Kiri Grey

Deputy Manager

I started nursing in 1990, specialising in elderly care. I have been fortunate that I have gained a wealth of experience in large teaching hospitals, small community hospitals and in the community/ GP surgeries. I started my experience in the care home setting in 2018 and have previously worked as Clinical Lead before joining Chestnut House as Deputy Manager. I love my job as I learn something new from the residents every day.

I am passionate about nursing home care being person centred and enjoy teaching and guiding staff to achieve this.

Out of my work role I enjoy walking my two dogs, gardening and DIY. I am also very interested on genealogy and have managed to trace my family tree back to William The Conqueror!

Robert Nelson

Maintenance Assistant

I served 22 years in the military, Army, (Tanks) 21 years at The Tank Museum, Bovington (workshop foreman) and an pleased to assist in the maintenance, repair and health and safety at Chestnut House. I enjoy the job diversity, and meeting  the residents and their families.

In my own time I enjoy football, motorsport, classic cars and, of course, spending time with my family.

Marion Saunders Activity Lead at Chestnut House nursing home Dorchester

Marion Saunders

Activity Lead

I’m the Lead Activities Coordinator and I have been at Chestnut House for 5 years now and really love this role. I have a passion for the job I do. It is about teamwork and I have a good team of activity assistants to support me in helping the residents to live fulfilling lives .
The best part of my role is providing the best entertainment for the residents living there, including trips outside and group activities. I love seeing them energised and it gives me a sense of happiness. 
My role is important because providing a good quality of life for everyone living at Chestnut House is essential. Inspiring moments of joy is my purpose and seeing a smile on residents’ faces
is my reward.
In my spare time I like to visit my family. I’m also a creative person and enjoy baking, gardening as well as  looking after my pets – bantams and rabbits. I’m a volunteer for 2 local organisations in the village, a treasurer and flower arranger for the church. In addition, I love to travel!
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Jon Hulbert Administrator at Chestnut House Nursing Home Dorchester

Jon Hulbert

Administrator

Hi, I’m Jon, I’m often the first person you see when walking into our home! I feel I have a huge contribution to our home and enjoy assisting residents and their families with their stay with us.
One thing I love about my job is hearing the residents stories of when they were younger! It’s so interesting to hear them all.
Outside of work I enjoy playing and listening to music as well as walking my dog.