We recognise the importance and value of our staff, and ensure
that they all have the necessary skills to carry out their respective
jobs. To this end we have attained an "Investor in People"
award, and you can be confident that at all times the number of
staff on duty will be sufficient to provide full support and meet
your care needs in line with The Care Commission’s minimum
May Williams – Care Manager
Mrs Williams began her nursing training at Hairmyres hospital
in Lanarkshire in 1967. She qualified as a Registered General
Nurse in 1970 after moving to Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.
She remained at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary until
1983 gaining experience in Intensive Care, General Nursing, Paediatric
Nursing and Care of the Elderly.
In 1983 Mrs Williams moved to Kilmarnock where she took up a
position as a staff nurse in a local nursing home for a year.
From 1984 until 1988 Mrs Williams worked in Kirklandside Hospital
as a senior staff nurse in the Day Hospital.
In 1988 Mrs Williams successfully opened Graceland Nursing Home
at Dundonald Road in Kilmarnock with her Sister-in-Law, Lindsay
Over the years Mrs Williams has consistently supplemented her
knowledge. She has completed courses in First and Second Line
NHS Management, Coronary Care, and Nutrition for Dementia Sufferers.
She attended a Dementia Training for Trainers course at Stirling
University, an Open University Course for Care of the Elderly,
and Therapeutic Counselling at Glasgow College of Complimentary
In October 2000 Mrs Williams became the Care Manager of Graceland
Nursing Home Limited. She remains in this position to this day.
Lindsay Stirrat – Deputy Care Manager
Lindsay carried out her nursing training at Stonehouse hospital
in Lanarkshire from 1977 to 1980. After qualifying as a Registered
General Nurse in 1980 she carried on working at Stonehouse Hospital
gaining experience in the Male Surgical and Orthopaedic wards.
Lindsay then moved on to Hairmyres hospital to work in the medical
ward from 1983 until 1988.
In 1988 Lindsay successfully opened Graceland Nursing Home at
Dundonald Road in Kilmarnock with her Sister-in-Law, May Williams.
Lindsay became the Deputy Care Manager in October 2000, when
the new modern purpose built nursing home was completed.