Suzanne accomplishes management milestone

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Care home manager Suzanne Edwards has achieved something quite new in becoming the first manager in Wales, not registered as a nurse, to have overall responsibility for a care home which provides mainly nursing care. Mrs Edwards¹ husband Philip, a retired police officer who is now company secretary for the Highcroft care home in Colwyn Bay, said Suzanne had worked very hard to have her position recognised by the Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales. “This was achieved after many years of commitment to the home by Suzanne and a two-hour formal interview with the Inspectorate,” Mr Edwards said. “As far as we aware, Suzanne is the first such appointment of a person who is not a qualified nurse in Wales, maybe the UK, and I think this is something of an achievement not only by Suzanne but for the new standards as well.” Highcroft has been a family run care home since 1966 and Suzanne has worked in the business for more than 32 years, from both before and since leaving school. The home is registered for 21, with

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