Sean O’Hare is our deputy manager at our specialist nursing home The Hamlets. This specialises in residential/nursing care for people over the age of 65 years who suffer from complex and challenging functional mental health problems.
Sean joined a very dedicated team of staff at the Hamlets in 2006. Sean originally trained as a general nurse but ironically throughout his training always wanted to become a specialist mental health nurse but never got the opportunity. Sean now thinks he has the best of both worlds as his general nursing skills and knowledge are used extensively in The Hamlets with the general welfare of the residents and he is in the challenging area of looking after people with mental illnesses which has always held appeal for him.
Sean says that the many courses and training he has taken part in since joining the Organisation has helped him in a variety of ways looking after the residents both physically and mentally.
Sean gets involved in other activities beyond his remit. He accompanies the residents on days out and holidays and they have been to lots of different places including Blackpool, Llandudno and The Lake District. By Sean’s own admission he believes that the reason he has been on all these trips is due to the fact that he is the only one brave enough to drive the mini bus!
Sean’s last conquest was running the Liverpool Marathon which he did in 3 hours and 40 minutes after completing almost 6 months of training. Sean has said that this was one of the toughest things he has ever done. The money raised which was almost £500 is going directly towards improving the lives of older people in Liverpool & Sefton and in the past this money has been used to provide Christmas Hampers for vulnerable older people and funded a Christmas party for older people.
Sean states that prior to joining Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton he worked for nursing agencies but truly feels that The Hamlets is his home and his flat on the Wirral is just a place to lay his head!