Meet the Team
Paula Deadman - Service Manager
Paula qualified as a nurse in 2005 and spent a number of years working in A&E at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, after getting married she wanted a slightly more relaxed pace of working life so transferred to community care. She was the Matron of Caterham Dene Hospital ward, a rehabilitation ward for primarily older adults, and also managed four district nursing teams in the Tandridge Locality.
Paula has many years of experience within nurse management and has worked in and around Caterham for the last 10 years, establishing links with the local care community there.
With always having a passion for care of older adults and the complexities both physically and cognitively that old age presents with, she is an advocate for her residents. She empowers them to maintain their abilities and independence for as long as possible, enabling them to live a full and enriched life.
Tupwood Gate Nursing Home specialises in End of Life care and Paula has undertaken specialist qualifications in this area. This ensures that the highest levels of care are given to both residents and their families at this difficult time. She is thrilled to have been part of the team that achieved Platinum status of Gold Standards Framework for End of Life care provision at Tupwood Gate in 2021 and she considers it a privilege and honour to nurse people on their final journey.
Paula has been married for 12 years and has two sons (and 2 greyhounds), which take up most of her time, but in her spare time she loves baking and would secretly like to enter the Great British Bake Off!