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Cornerstone Healthcare appoints Commissioning Director to open its two, sector leading new builds

Cornerstone Healthcare Group, who were recently crowned ‘Specialist Care Provider of the Year’ at the 2023 HealthInvestor Awards, is, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Gaynor Rhead as their new Commissioning Home Director. Gaynor will join the very experienced senior leadership team and will spearhead the successful opening of their two eagerly anticipated homes: Cale View in Wincanton and The Burren in Bristol.

With an impressive track record in healthcare management, Gaynor Rhead brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Cornerstone. In her new role, she will oversee the opening of the two developments and execution of the commissioning process for the two sector leading homes.

Cale View, located in the picturesque town of Wincanton, will feature 74 beds, offering a range of high-quality care services tailored to meet the unique needs of residents. The Burren, nestled in the vibrant city of Bristol, will boast 80 beds and along with Cale View, will provide exceptional and much needed complex care provisions in the South West of the UK.

As the Commissioning Home Director, Gaynor will be responsible for ensuring that both Cale View and The Burren are set up to deliver unparalleled levels of care and comfort. Her expertise in the healthcare sector will be instrumental in establishing these homes as beacons of clinical excellence to local authorities and integrated care boards.

Commenting on the appointment, Johann van Zyl CEO of Cornerstone Healthcare Group, said, “We are delighted to welcome Gaynor Rhead to our leadership team. Her extensive experience in healthcare management and her commitment to delivering exceptional care make her the ideal candidate for the role. We have full confidence in Gaynor’s ability to successfully launch Cale View and The Burren, and we look forward to the positive impact she will make on our organisation.”

Gaynor expressed her enthusiasm for her new role, stating, “I am honoured to join Cornerstone Healthcare Group at this most exciting time of growth for the business. These two new developments present a tremendous opportunity to extend our outstanding care services across the UK.”

Cale View and The Burren will join Cornerstone’s three other specialist services: South Africa Lodge in Waterlooville, Kitnocks House in Curdridge and Marula Lodge in Mytchett. The homes care for people with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological and mental health needs.