New face at the top for Duffield care home

A care company which runs a home in Duffield has appointed a new face to its management board to help scrutinise care.

Andrew Williamson CBE will lead the HC-One independent quality and safeguarding board, which oversees standards at Bankwood Care Home in Duffield Bank. He was previously Chair of NHS Cornwall and Isle of Scilly, former Director of Social Services in Devon County Council and co-chair of a Ministry of Justice enquiry into the use of restraints in young offender’s prisons.

Chairman of HC-One, Dr Chai Patel CBE said: “His formidable experience, working to transform and improve care policy at a national level, and turning around local authorities across the country will provide for our residents and their relatives a significantly greater level of independent scrutiny of the care we provide.”

Bankwood, is a 40 bed home offering nursing, residential, respite and end of life care.