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New roles focus on quality care at Springhill

Anne Wareing, responsible for medication and infection control, Susan Balazs, palliative care lead and Deborah Bennett safeguarding lead.

Springhill Care Home has created three new roles which will see staff stepping up to take responsibility for key areas of care.

The new positions, clinical leads, will play the important role of maintaining and raising the standards of care at the Accrington home.

The three staff are qualified nurses: Susan Balazs will be the palliative care lead, with Ann Waring holding responsibility for medication and infection control. Deborah Bennett will lead on ‘react to red’ and wound care.
The trio’s roles will be in addition to existing positions held by staff members Karen Fairclough, who will continue as health and safety lead, and Bernadette Bennett as safeguarding lead.

Virginia Perkins, associate director for people and organisational development, said: “Our vision is to become an employer and service provider of choice in the communities we serve.

“By providing these all-important opportunities to our workforce to help them progress in their careers, it boosts the morale of promoted employees, increases their productivity and improves the quality of care provided to all our residents.

“We are constantly working with staff, residents and relatives to look at ways we can improve, looking for feedback and never resting on our laurels.

“By appointing a nurse to these areas it will mean the people who have put their faith in us to deliver the highest quality care will continue to do so.”

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