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Barchester Healthcare celebrates 25 years with events across the UK

Barchester Healthcare celebrates 25 years with events across the UK

Now one of the largest care providers in the UK, Barchester Healthcare is celebrating 25 years since it was founded and works began to transform a derelict, 17th Century listed farmhouse into the first ever Barchester home.     When entrepreneur Mike Parsons purchased Morton Hill in the Cotswolds in 1992, his aim was to […]

26th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Barchester Healthcare celebrate prestigious health and safety award

Barchester Healthcare celebrate prestigious health and safety award

Barchester Healthcare are celebrating after receiving a prestigious award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for their contribution to occupational health and safety in the healthcare sector. Having previously won two RoSPA ‘Gold’ awards, this year Barchester entered into the competitive ‘Healthcare Provider’ category, open to hospitals, university trusts and care […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Barchester Healthcare announces appointment to Senior Leadership Team

Barchester Healthcare announces appointment to Senior Leadership Team

Barchester Healthcare has announced that Mike O’Reilly has joined its Senior Leadership Team as General Counsel, Company Secretary and Director of Care, Risk and Compliance.   O’Reilly started his new role in April 2017.   Originally a commercial lawyer, O’Reilly has extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory aspects of healthcare and worked at Four […]

2nd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Senior nurse Professor Trish Morris-Thompson announces her retirement

Senior nurse Professor Trish Morris-Thompson announces her retirement

One of the most senior nurses in the care sector, Professor Trish Morris-Thompson, currently Director of Quality and Clinical Governance at Barchester Healthcare, has announced that she is retiring on 28th Feb 2017. During her 38 year-long career she has worked in high-ranking positions within both the NHS and the private sector and is a […]

27th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity gifts elderly residents with fond memories and gets better ones back

Charity gifts elderly residents with fond memories and gets better ones back

Members of Leng Community, a South London based group that reaches out to people in the community at risk of isolation, saw the power of music in action when they gifted residents at a care home in Sydenham with MP3 players.   The team of young adults visited Westwood House, run by Barchester Healthcare, before […]

10th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Barchester staff and residents commemorate Armistice Day

Barchester staff and residents commemorate Armistice Day

Barchester care homes, hospitals and offices across the country held a two minute silence to remember those who fought and fell to protect our freedom. The commemorations will continue throughout the weekend in a number of poignant and creative ways as Barchester staff and residents seek to show their respect for those who have fought […]

14th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Truro care home resident prepares for Macmillan skydive

Truro care home resident prepares for Macmillan skydive

Care home resident Stephanie Brown, 52, is refusing to let her wheelchair stop her from doing something amazing for charity. On 7th October, weather permitting, Steph will be performing a skydive at Perranporth Airfield. By going ahead with the jump, she hopes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. In the same week she will also […]

27th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Barchester Development planning advisor retires after successful career

Barchester Development planning advisor retires after successful career

Harry Kelly has stepped down from his UK-wide role at Barchester Healthcare at the age of 71, after many years in the sector and a long, successful career. Harry, who worked as Barchester’s Head of Development Planning before moving into an advisory role last year, was instrumental in the growth of the company. He joined […]

6th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Castleoak Structural Timber Awards finalist based on Lincolnshire care home

Castleoak Structural Timber Awards finalist based on Lincolnshire care home

Castleoak is a finalist in the Healthcare Project of the Year category of the Structural Timber Awards 2015. Commenting on reaching the finals, Castleoak Chief Executive Craig Currie says: “Castleoak exclusively designs and manufactures timber frame buildings for its customers. This unique in-house capability provides a cost-effective, efficient and sustainable off-site construction method that delivers […]

5th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Local heroes unveil new Bryn Ivor Lodge Care Home

Local heroes unveil new Bryn Ivor Lodge Care Home

Care home staff and over 150 guests, including recent Big Brother runner up Councillor Joel Williams,  were delighted  when representatives from the Royal Gwent Hospital League of Friends officially opened Newport’s newest care facility, Barchester Healthcare’s Bryn Ivor Lodge Care Home, on 22nd July. Rachel Morgan, a current volunteer and former Trustee for The League […]

27th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Care provider thanks care staff during Carers Week

Care provider thanks care staff during Carers Week

Care provider Barchester Healthcare celebrated Carers Week 2015 (8th – 14th June) by sending baskets of sweets to every Barchester care home across the UK. The tuck-shop treats were a thank you to Barchester’s 9,000 carers, who they believe are the best in the business. Carers do such a vital job and form very special […]

10th June 2015 | By | Reply More
PROFESSOR TRISH-MORRIS THOMPSON DELIGHTED TO TAKE ON NEW NURSING ADVISOR ROLE

PROFESSOR TRISH-MORRIS THOMPSON DELIGHTED TO TAKE ON NEW NURSING ADVISOR ROLE

Professor Trish Morris-Thompson, Director of Quality and Clinical Governance at Barchester Healthcare, says it’s “an honour” to have been appointed nursing advisor by Care England. Care England has appointed two honorary nursing advisors, Trish Morris-Thompson and Deborah Sturdy, as part of its strategy to tackle the shortage of nurses in the sector. Morris-Thompson is one […]

25th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Barchester Healthcare appoint new Chairman

Barchester Healthcare appoint new Chairman

John Coleman has been appointed Chairman of Barchester Healthcare, the leading quality care provider which has more than 200 homes and hospitals across the UK. Mr Coleman has 14 years of experience as a non-executive director on the boards of various companies in different sectors, including builders’ merchants, travel/leisure and retail. As well as his […]

23rd March 2015 | By | Reply More
Barchester leads the way with online learning for entire nursing workforce

Barchester leads the way with online learning for entire nursing workforce

Barchester Healthcare will be the first private care provider in the UK to offer ‘Nursing Times Group Access’ to its entire nursing workforce.  The agreement will give its nurses access to the online learning, clinical information and award-winning rolling news. The roll-out will begin in April, enabling all Barchester nurses to access a growing bank […]

24th February 2015 | By | Reply More
John Sergeant to host Older People in the Media Awards 2014

John Sergeant to host Older People in the Media Awards 2014

Independent Age and Barchester Healthcare are thrilled to announce that one of Britain’s most accomplished journalists, John Sergeant, is to host the Older People in the Media Awards ceremony this November.   As a regular contributor to the BBC’s One Show and following his much-loved appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, John shows that reaching 70 […]

16th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Barchester launch gardening competition for staff and residents

Barchester launch gardening competition for staff and residents

Care home staff and residents across the UK have their pruning shears and gardening gloves at the ready as they gear up for Barchester in Bloom, a national gardening competition organised by Barchester Healthcare.   The competition aims to promote the imaginative planting of flowers and shrubs in the gardens of its 200 homes. For […]

10th July 2014 | By | Reply More
Around the world activities to celebrate National Care Home Open Day 2014

Around the world activities to celebrate National Care Home Open Day 2014

MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE AND VISIT A BARCHESTER HOME THIS NATIONAL CARE HOME OPEN DAY On Friday 20 June, many Barchester homes will be taking guests around the world to celebrate National Care Home Open Day 2014.  Visitors, residents and staff will get the opportunity to travel to a variety of countries without having to leave […]

12th June 2014 | By | Reply More
Barchester Healthcare CEO takes up post today

Barchester Healthcare CEO takes up post today

Dr Pete Calveley takes up his new position as CEO of Barchester Healthcare today, following the announcement of his appointment last year. Former CEO of Four Seasons Health Care, Calveley brings to Barchester Healthcare an extensive knowledge and understanding of the care sector, and will lead a dedicated team of more than 17,000 Barchester staff […]

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