Matron Wendy Eltze retires after 19 years at Thamesfield Care Home

Diary posted

17th July 2017

Matron Wendy Eltze

Wendy is retiring from the Thamesfield care home in Henley after 19 years of service. She arrived at Thamesfield as a Senior Sister but became Matron in 2006.

Retiring Wendy commented “Everybody cares about caring at Thamesfield, the staff are passionate and committed and I couldn’t have wished to have worked with a more kind and caring team of people. I have spent most of my working life with the residents and I will miss them dearly.”

“Thamesfield has a great reputation locally and the Care Quality Commission has always reflected that belief with our regular inspections,” added Wendy.

“Retirement Villages has superb senior managers and the company’s commitment to investment and improvement has made it a privilege to work for them.

“Leaving here will be like leaving home and I am just trying to imagine that I am about to undertake a rather extended Gap Year.”

Wendy plans on spending time travelling in her retirement, doing charity work and enjoying the company of her three children and seven grandchildren.

Wendy’s replacement will be Mandy Gates, an experienced nurse with a wealth of experience, including time working in the Channel Islands. She has been shadowing Wendy for over two months in preparation for her new role.