Woodbridge nursing home appoints new Home Manager

Haughgate House

Haughgate House nursing home in Woodbridge, Suffolk, is delighted to announce the appointment of Judith Morgan-Worrall as its new Home Manager.

Judith originally joined the Healthcare Homes Group in February 2014, initially as an interim manager at Foxgrove residential home in Felixstowe.  She then took on the full registered manager role for both Foxgrove and neighbouring home Maynell House and stayed in post until June 2017. However, needing to be closer to home to support her ill father, Judith took the role of a support manager elsewhere.  

Having returned to Healthcare Homes in 2018, Judith is delighted to be taking on the new role at Haughgate House as she explains: 

CQC find failings at two care homes

cqc failings clipboard

A care home owner and manager have been fined after a resident died in a fall from a second floor window, reports the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Highcliffe House Limited, which runs Highcliffe House Nursing Home in Felixstowe, Suffolk, was fined £16,500 plus a £170 victim surcharge at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court. Manager Alison Quilter-Cudworth, was fined £1,000 plus a £170 victim surcharge in a prosecution brought by the CQC.

The prosecution was brought against the company and Quilter-Cudworth following an investigation into the death of a resident, William George Willmott.

Suffolk Care Awards 2017

Awards 2017

Run by The Suffolk Brokerage and the Suffolk Association of Independent Care Providers (SAICP), the Suffolk Care Awards were created from the desire to “shine a light on amazing individuals, care providers and care companies who do the crucial job of caring for Suffolk”.
In its second year, there has been a fantastic response once again and earlier this summer the finalists were announced; their details can be found on the Suffolk Care Awards website.

DUET diabetes Ltd is proud to be one of the awards evening sponsors and wish all the finalists the very best of luck!

The winners will be announced at the Suffolk Care Awards ceremony on 28 September at Trinity Park in Ipswich.

Diabetes Awareness in Suffolk

Diabetes Awareness in Suffolk

Earlier this year DUET diabetes offered their services free of charge to support a local care home to run a “Diabetes Awareness” event for residents/families/staff during Diabetes Week (11-17 June 2017). In response two homes, Bethesda Eventide Homes in Ipswich and Gracewell of Kentford near Newmarket, have worked with DUET diabetes to plan events. Part of the plans include “Let them eat cake” - a fun interactive session which will be run by Helen Stephen (co-founder of DUET diabetes); discussing sugar content and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst still having a little of what we fancy.