Kathryn Homes to take over Runwood care properties in Northern Ireland
A new company with a local board of directors has been established to manage a portfolio of 12 care homes across Northern Ireland.
From 26 April, Kathryn Homes is solely responsible for the operations of all 12 care homes previously managed by Runwood Homes in Northern Ireland with the aim of enhancing the standards of care delivered.
The homes now under the management of Kathryn Homes include: Carrickfergus Manor, Glenabbey Manor, Kintullagh House, Madelayne Court, Magherafelt Manor, Meadow View, Oak Tree Manor, Orchard Lodge, Rose Court, Weavers House, Willow Grove, and Clifton Nursing Home, which will now be known as City View Court following a £1m refurbishment programme.
The board will be led by Theresa Nixon (pictured, right), who was a former director of assurance at Northern Ireland care regulator Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).
“The establishment of a new company and appointment of an experienced board signifies a new dawn of accountability at a local level and will ensure sound governance,” said Nixon.
“We recognise there are opportunities to improve the care delivered, and are committed to investing in learning and development for our team to ensure ongoing innovation across nursing, residential, dementia, respite and palliative care,” she added.
Dermot Parsons (pictured, left), also a former RQIA director of assurance, has been appointed managing director.
Also joining the Kathryn Homes board are Maureen Hetherington, Dr. Eileen Atchison, Stephen Elliott, Tom Sanders and Kathryn Clark.