New nursing home manager promises care quality


Newly appointed manager of the Brookdale Nursing Home in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Jackie Huckvale, has promised to focus on care quality.

Jackie, who has over 20 years’ experience in the care and nursing sector, has moved from Brookdale’s sister home near Telford.

“Care is all about quality and I am looking forward to delivering the best standards for our residents at Brookdale,” Jackie said.

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“We have a first-class team who work so hard to make a difference every day here at Brookdale. It has such a homely feel and my aim is not only to maintain the high quality of care we provide, but to make further improvements and get the local community and families much more involved.

“The home also does tremendous work in caring for those suffering from dementia so when the spring arrives areas like our own dementia garden, which we launched four years ago, will be so important.”

Brookdale Nursing Home is part of the privately-owned Redwood Healthcare Group. It is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide accommodation for 40 older people who require personal care.

It is one of only a few nursing homes in Worcestershire to hold the Gold Standards Framework’s ‘Platinum’ status, which recognises how staff at the home consistently support residents who are nearing the end of their lives with the highest possible care.


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