Sir David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, chose Arthur House, Wimbledon, run by Priory Adult Care, for a visit on National Care Home Open Day – and praised the quality of care delivered there.
He had lunch with residents, met staff, and said the home had done an excellent job in meeting the tough criteria set by the CQC, to qualify as ‘outstanding’.
Sir David said: “I chose to come here so we could celebrate the great care that is given at Arthur House.
“Nicholas Kee Mew (the home manager) and his staff have secured an ‘outstanding’ rating following our inspection, and I know just how outstanding the care has got to be to get such a rating.
“So I thought I could make my contribution to Care Home Open Day by celebrating what the staff here have achieved for the residents, and I am very pleased to be able to spend some time here and raise the profile of care homes.
“The media covers care homes when things go wrong and they get too little attention when things go right.”
James Willis, CEO of Priory Adult Care, said: “I am delighted Sir David chose to visit Arthur House which is an outstanding care home. I am proud of the care offered there, and of everyone associated with the home.”