Runwood Homes appoints new chief operating officer


Gavin O’Hare-Connolly has been appointed chief operating officer of Runwood Homes.

Promoted from his role as group director of operations, Gavin has extensive health care sector knowledge and experience.

Runwood Homes said: “Gavin’s credible expertise has been demonstrated and recognised in his former role. His progressive enthusiasm to develop and manage the business operations has been acknowledged by this performance-based promotion to this role.”

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Having been employed by Runwood since August 2017, Gavin has achieved many awards throughout his career and has worked in various position in the NHS, independent healthcare sector and universities in a range of clinical, managerial and educational roles.

Gavin told CHP: “As the newly appointed chief operating officer I will oversee all Runwood Homes in achieving Good or above in respect of regulatory compliance. This is further enhanced with another one of our services rated Outstanding within the last number of weeks.”

Commenting on recent concerns raised over the level of care at Runwood Homes’ Chelmunds Court in Solihull (see Concerns raised over care quality at Runwood Homes’ service), Gavin said: “We continue to work in partnership with all involved at Chelmunds to see sustained improvements within the service.

“As a new service the managerial oversight required restructuring which has since been done. We are encouraged by the improvements noted to date and the positive feedback from residents and relatives.”


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