Bearsden care home appoints new manager

Lorraine Murray, new care home manager of Mugdock House Care Home, Bearsden
Lorraine Murray, new care home manager of Mugdock House Care Home, Bearsden

A NEW manager has been appointed at a £7m care home in Bearsden due to open early next year which will creating 90 new jobs.

Lorraine Murray will head Bupa’s new flagship Mugdock House nursing and dementia home following her appointment this recently.

Mrs Murray (48) from Drumchapel has more than 15 years experience in senior management roles in the care and hospitality sectors – five of which have been with Bupa Care Services. She has also managed other Bupa care homes in Glasgow.

She said: “My aim is to make sure that residents and their families feel at home at Mugdock House from day one. Every aspect of a resident’s life is of paramount importance to us, which is why we will take a holistic approach to our care planning, ensuring that the resident and their family are at the centre of their own care plans development.”

Mugdock House Care Home will provide care for 64 residents with general nursing needs. It has also been specifically designed to provide high quality specialist care for people living with dementia. The building will have feature that help people with dementia such as distinctive reminiscence activity areas, a secure sensory garden and memory triggers to aid connections with the past.

Kenny Valentine, Bupa’s director of Scotland, said: “Lorraine is a caring, dedicated and experienced Care Home Manager. She has continually demonstrated compassion throughout her work and will ensure that Mugdock House provides the quality of service and care that each and every resident desires.

The home will form part of a larger development which includes residential housing, St Andrew’s Primary School and Bearsden Academy.