Board appointed to oversee care homes

A new company with a local Board of Directors has been established to manage a portfolio of 12 care homes across Northern Ireland.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 10:04 am
Theresa Nixon and Dermot Parsons

A new company with a local Board of Directors has been established to manage a portfolio of 12 care homes across Northern Ireland

From April 26 Kathryn Homes is solely responsible for the operations of all 12 care homes, including Oak Tree Manor in Dunmurry, previously managed by Runwood Homes in Northern Ireland with the aim of enhancing the standards of care delivered.

The experienced Board will be led by Theresa Nixon, a former Director of Assurance in Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA), where she was responsible for the annual inspection regime and had oversight and responsibility for any regulatory actions required.

Dermot Parsons, also a former Director of Assurance within RQIA, has been appointed Managing Director.

He said: “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.

“Collectively, the wellbeing of residents is our number one priority. In our new roles we are dedicated to providing safe, comfortable homes where residents can receive the right care based on their needs as well as preferences.

“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.”

Also joining the board: Maureen Hetherington; Dr Eileen Atchison; Stephen Elliott; Tom Sanders; Kathryn Clarke.