St Mary's Court Care Home, Braintree, Essex

Sonnet Care Homes Matron, Joan Sirett, has been Highly Commended in the PROSPER Awards for Outstanding Leadership.

By 12th July, 2022 News Comments Off

Sonnet Care Homes are proud to announce that our Matron, Joan Sirett, has been Highly Commended in the PROSPER Awards in the category of Outstanding Leadership.


PROSPER is Essex County Council’s independent charity committed to bringing about better health and social care in the UK.


Joan has dedicated her 44-year working life to caring for others. After many years in senior clinical roles within the NHS, she has been Matron for Sonnet Care Homes for the past 11 ½ years. Her role is to support the two Home Managers in delivering exemplary care and clinical standards. In reality she contributes far more than that and is a key member of our leadership team.


The team at Sonnet agreed unanimously that Joan is a perfect example of a lifelong dedication to improving standards of care through exemplary leadership.


The awards took place on 8th July.

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By 17th February, 2022 News Comments Off

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By 2nd February, 2022 News Comments Off

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By 9th December, 2021 News Comments Off

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By 2nd August, 2021 News Comments Off

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By 6th July, 2021 News Comments Off

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By 17th May, 2021 News Comments Off

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By 25th March, 2021 News Comments Off

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By 24th February, 2021 News Comments Off

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By 27th August, 2020 News Comments Off

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