Health leader visits specialist dementia home

Vale House dementia care home

Vale House dementia care home

First published in News

A HEALTH leader visited residents at a care home that gives specialist dementia care during a trip to Oxford.

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.

Christopher Lethbridge, whose 91-year-old wife Jill has been at the home for 10 years, said Lord Willis was impressed with the facility.

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.”

 

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree