Owners & Management

Helen Wood BSc, PhD, PGCE, Dip Ed, Cert Man (HSC)

Southside Nursing Home was opened in 1986 by Craig Wood and his associates.  In 2009 his wife Helen became a director.  Helen’s professional career was as a lecturer in Science with the Open University (OU), and in 2010 she completed the OU’s professional Certificate in Managing (Health and Social Care).

Helen likes to keep fit, and dog walking always helps this.

Helen believes in making everything as good as it can be, from every day interactions to the overall quality of the home.



Linda Philip

Linda has worked at Southside since 2011.  As staff nurse she increasingly took on managerial duties and in November 2015 she was promoted to manager.

Linda has had a varied career, including managing the optometry department in Optical Express in Inverness and Aberdeen.




carmenCarmen Chalmers

Carmen began working at Southside Nursing Home in March 2008 as Administrator and is responsible for all client and staff finance.  Carmen has spent most of her working life in Local Government and enjoys the changes and challenges in Southside.





Georgina Symes

Georgina is a qualified Nurse and Midwife with nearly 40 years experience gained in a range of settings from Acute and community hospitals, the community in both rural and urban settings as well as working in care homes.

Georgina is passionate about the delivery of high quality, individualized care by staff who are well trained and supported.