Chalmers Home a supportive environment


A culture of support makes for a great working environment at Enliven’s Chalmers Home says Bettssy Sunny. 

Bettssy has been at Chalmers Home in New Plymouth for three years. The first two years she worked as a registered nurse and more recently as the home’s clinical coordinator. 

She came to New Zealand six years ago from Saudi Arabia, where she worked as an ICU nurse, to be with her husband. 

Bettssy says there is a great work environment at Chalmers Home. 

“It is nice here. We have a really good management team and a really good working atmosphere.” 

As the clinical coordinator, Bettssy greets new residents, delegates tasks to care staff, checks on residents, and follows up on any concerns residents and family have. 

She says her two years as a registered nurse at the home helped her with the transition to clinical coordinator as she was already familiar with the policies, staff, and residents at the home. 

“I am really loving my job. I can provide support to the residents and to the staff.” 

Supporting and developing staff is a key focus for Enliven, which leads to positive outcomes for staff and residents alike.  

This commitment was recognised at the 2022 New Zealand Aged Care Association Excellence in Care Awards, where Enliven Central took out the Training and Staff Development Award and the Overall Excellence in Aged Care Award. 

On her days off, Bettssy likes to spend time with her family, often taking her daughter swimming or on other outings. 

Chalmers Home is looking for more great people to join the team. If you or someone you know is looking for a fun and rewarding role, visit ou careers page.


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