Former hospital manager joins team at residential care home

Alison Smith, new general manager at Juniper House.
Alison Smith, new general manager at Juniper House.

A manager from Brackley Cottage Hospital has joined one of the country’s biggest care providers.

Alison Smith, who has joined the Juniper House team at Brackley as the new general manager, worked for many years at the hospital.

The residential care home is part of Barchester Healthcare which employs more than 17,000 people across the UK.

A spokeswoman for the company said: “Alison is passionate about providing a personalised service to the people in her care and knows that it is often the little things that make a big difference to people’s day-to-day living.

“The organisation has adapted and grown over the last 21 years, focusing on older people needing nursing care in high-quality environments and providing personalised support for adults of all ages with a range of disabilities.

“We pride ourselves on our expert dementia care. Our Memory Lane Communities are designed to encourage people living with dementia to stay as independent and active as possible. We understand that no two people are the same and take a person-centred care approach, recognising and celebrating each person’s individuality.”

Alison said: “I am looking forward to providing a high level of dignified care to all our residents and to guide my team in the same way.”

Barchester Healthcare delivers services across care homes and hospitals.

It is listed in The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies To Work For 2014 and certified as one of Britain’s Top Employers for 2014.

In the 2014 Your Care Rating survey, 97% of respondents said that Barchester staff “treat me with kindness, dignity and respect”.

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