Pauline Latham OBE, MP for Mid Derbyshire, visited the Bankwood Care Home in Duffield on Friday 16 June as part of a special event the nursing residence was hosting. The 40 bed home were holding a number of activities for their residents, and Pauline spoke to several of them about their experiences.
She was invited to visit Bankwood after writing a letter of congratulations to the group about their positive report from the Care Quality Commission.
Commenting on the visit, Pauline said:
"I was very pleased and touched to visit the beautiful Bankwood Care Home and see the high level of care they provide to their residents. The media is often dominated with stories of poor care; whilst it is vitally important that those issues are raised and those responsible are punished accordingly, it is important to note that many care homes also provide excellent, respectful care”.
"It was nice to have a chance to meet many of the residents, though some of the stories were obviously extremely moving – I was particularly touched by an encounter with a 34 year old man who had suffered a stroke. Bankwood do an excellent job helping people and families in these difficult situations and I would like to thank them and the residents for having me”.