Sunrise Senior Living UK has today announced the appointment of its first ever Head of Nutrition and Hydration.
Sophie Murray, an award-winning nutritionist, recently joined the Sunrise team. Her appointment underlines Sunrise’s commitment to providing exceptional food and nutritional care.
A qualified nurse specialising in complex mental health conditions such as dementia, Sophie has extensive experience working in the health and social care. She has spent a considerable portion of her career designing and initiating training programmes across the sector.
In 2013 she won the NACC National Hydration Award, having worked closely with doctors and research scientists to raise awareness and provide staff training on matters of hydration. She has also worked alongside celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager to raise the profile of food provision in the care sector.
Sunrise believes high quality food is synonymous with excellent care. Residents are treated to three delicious meals a day, freshly prepared in the communities’ kitchens by talented chefs. Sophie will help Sunrise to continue its focus on providing a wide range of nutritious food and will help innovate and update current nutritional care.
Sophie Murray, Head of Nutrition and Hydration at Sunrise Senior Living, said:
“I am delighted to be joining a provider which has such a strong reputation for its catering services.
“Both Sunrise and I share the same passion for ensuring nutrition is right at the top of the agenda when it comes to care. I now can’t wait to meet the residents.”
Speaking about the appointment, Christopher Dean, Regional Director of Dining and Procurement at Sunrise, said:
“Nutrition and excellent food have always been a priority for Sunrise, and Sophie’s expertise will undoubtedly enhance the already high quality of nutritional care we are proud to offer.
“We are very excited to have Sophie on board and we are looking forward to working with her.”