Former Government Experts Join Senior Team at New Care Company HC-One

By Hc-one, PRNE
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

LONDON, October 19, 2011 -

HC-One, the new operating company that will take on the running of a third of Southern Cross care homes from November, has today unveiled several senior appointments, including a former Department of Health adviser and Welsh Government care regulator.

Anne Williams CBE, former National Director for Learning Disabilities for England and the first ever President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) joins the new HC-One Executive Board as a Non-Executive Director. Having worked in social care for over 30 years, her previous career achievements include contributing to and leading the delivery of “Valuing People Now” and transforming social care services in Salford during her time as Director of Community and Social Services and Strategic Director of Community, Health and Social Care Services, leading it to become a top 3 star performing authority.

The Senior Management team will also be joined by former Southern Cross Regional Directors Pam Finnis and Michael MacIntosh, who will assume Managing Director roles in HC-One.

In addition, Liam Scanlon, former Regional Regulation Manager with the Welsh Government’s Care and Social Services Inspectorate, has been appointed as the independent Chair of HC-One’s new Safeguarding Board and its Quality Forum.  He has over 16 years senior management experience in the regulation of care homes and adults and children’s social care in England and Wales.  Prior to being a regulator, Liam worked for 15 years in the NHS, culminating as a senior nurse in mental health.

HC-One Chairman, Dr Chai Patel, said:

“Nothing matters more to HC-One than quality of care. We are a young company, built on years of combined experience, totally focused on operating the kindest Care Homes with kind and professional staff.

“I am delighted Anne, Pam, and Michael are joining our team, their combined expertise in social care will be invaluable to HC-One. Liam’s knowledge of the regulatory framework is essential in moving this new business forward.

“We understand that the last few months have been a worrying time for all involved and we are working hard to ensure continuity of care for all our residents, ahead of the transition on 1st November.”


Notes to editors

  • HC-One is a new care operating company, which is being created by NHP and Court Cavendish.
  • HC-One stands for ‘Health’ and ‘Care’ and symbolises the focus on the “one” - you are the one that matters, you are the one that can make a difference.
  • HC-One is founded on the principles of involvement, accountability and partnership and will seek to build a new kind of relationship within the company between the staff, residents, relatives and the wider communities within which we operate.
  • Court Cavendish delivers operational and financial turnarounds of multi-site health and social care organisations.
  • NHP is one of the few property investment groups in the UK specialising in the ownership of freehold or long leasehold interests in care homes, the majority of which are leased to care home operators on long-term leases.
  • Anne Williams, Pam Finnis, Michael McIntosh and Liam Scanlon will assume their new positions on 1st November 2011.
  • HC-One Senior Management team includes senior healthcare professionals and directors with years of experience in managing successful care homes.

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