Health leader visits specialist dementia home
Vale House dementia care home
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Lord Willis, the independent chairman of the Willis Commission on Nursing Education, met residents and relatives at Vale House Nursing Home in Sandford-on-Thames on Monday last week.
The former Liberal Democrat MP for Harrogate and Knareborough had earlier attended a Health Education England meeting at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium.
The commission has gathered evidence on the best way of providing pre-registration nursing education.
The Bampton resident said: “He asked me why I’d chosen Vale House and I said I’d seen a great number of care homes but the atmosphere here very much struck me as what I was looking for.
“He was very impressed at the work that Vale House was doing and thought it could be a model for other places.’’
The care home moved from Botley to its current £5m centre two years ago.
Mr Lethbridge, a former European Union and United Nations development aid worker, added: “It’s professional, calm and competent. My wife has been massively well looked after.”