Edinburgh’s newest care home appoints general manager


Edinburgh’s newest and finest care home, Cramond Residence has appointed Eileen Gray as general manager.

Cramond Residence, a purpose-built care home finished to an exceptional standard, will be managed exclusively by Walker Healthcare.  Eileen will be responsible for the general management of the Residence and ensure the highest standards of personalised nursing care when it opens this winter.

Located to the north-west of Edinburgh, Cramond is easily accessible for people living across the Lothians and Fife, while on the doorstep of some of the city’s finest coastal views and paths from the tranquil village of Cramond.

With over 20 years of experience, Eileen is well established in the care industry. Most recently she held the post of operations manager with Renaissance Care where she was responsible for 250 beds across six care homes in Scotland. In her previous role she was instrumental in implementing several training programmes and ensuring the highest standard of care was met by her staff.

A dementia specialist, Eileen managed a Dementia Unit which went on to win the Dementia Service of the year in 2009 and she was asked to present at the Dementia Congress the following year.

Already an invaluable member of Walker Healthcare Team, Eileen has helped to develop a vision and ethos for Cramond Residence to set it apart from other providers.

She said: “It is an honour to be working with such a well-established company on this very exciting new project.  Cramond Residence is set to be somewhere people can really enjoy their later years with some added comfort and luxury, safe in the knowledge the finest of personalised care is available.”

Cramond Residence is uniquely designed to reflect the village feel of its prime location, focused around small community living. A mix of en-suite rooms, with a wide range of lounges, dining areas and activity spaces for residents to choose how they wish to spend their day. The Residence is divided into nine separate houses accommodating up to nine residents each, which gives it a distinctly homely feel.

Cramond Residence will also offer the very latest care management technology and techniques tailored to individual needs.

Welcoming Eileen to the team, Graeme Kelly, director at Walker Healthcare, said: “Eileen’s wealth of experience in the care industry is second to none and she is a great addition to the team.We have designed the Cramond Residence to promote individualised care where wellbeing will be at the heart of all that we offer. Eileen will be invaluable in developing what will be Edinburgh’s finest care home”


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