Meallmore Ltd has created the new post of Quality Support Manager and has welcomed Hazel Barrett to the new role.
With over 17 years’ experience in both the public and private care sectors, Hazel joins the Meallmore team in a role that will support the company’s drive to build on current standards and further improve services in relation to person centred care and support.
This will involve supporting the company’s Quality Forum initiative, which enables staff at all levels to provide more feedback on ways in which residents and staff teams monitor and improve the experience of those living and working in each home. She will also be responsible for ensuring Meallmore’s quality care standards meet and then exceed those laid out by the Care Inspectorate.
Hazel said: “I’m extremely proud to have joined Meallmore, as the company’s reputation for putting quality at the centre of care is well known right across the sector.
“The company has recently taken a number of steps to strengthen its already fantastic credentials in this area, and I look forward to supporting care home managers across the country in their efforts to further develop the quality of the care that they offer.”
Having started her career as a staff nurse, Hazel has worked her way through the ranks and has held positions at almost every level of the care sector, which she feels makes her well placed for the job.
Hazel added: “Over my 17 years in the care sector, I’ve had the chance to see from the bottom up what works and what doesn’t, and I hope I’ll be able to bring this knowledge and expertise to this exciting new role.”
Mary Preston, operations director at Meallmore, said: “Bringing Hazel on board further strengthens our commitment to building on the high levels of quality already offered in each of our 21 homes. As we continue to grow as a company, quality resident care will always be at the front of our mind and we look forward to working with Hazel in this area.”
Since opening its first care home, Meallmore Lodge in Inverness in 1987, Meallmore has grown to become one of Scotland’s leading providers of private residential nursing and dementia care with a network of 21 care homes across Scotland.