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Jeremy Hunt MP visits Birtley House Nursing Home

PUBLISHED: 12:40 21 June 2016 | UPDATED: 14:40 04 July 2016

Mrs Powell Jones and Jeremy Hunt

Mrs Powell Jones and Jeremy Hunt


The only Nursing Home for the Elderly in Surrey to have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) received a congratulatory visit from RT Hon Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey.

Simon Whalley, CEO of family owned and run Birtley House, received a request from Jeremy who wrote: “I wanted to write to congratulate you and your family on your outstanding rating as a result of your recent CQC inspection. You must be delighted and I am sure it is justly deserved and a lot of hard work to maintain such a high standard.”

Jeremy met members of staff including Matron/Registered Manager, Karen Williams who was voted Manager of the Year 2015, by the Surrey Care Association. Karen explained: “This fabulous outcome has involved all members of staff who have worked tirelessly as a team to achieve this wonderful commendation. We strive to do the very best for our Residents and their families.”

Several Nursing Home Residents were keen to meet Jeremy, including the oldest Resident Mrs Amey, who is 105. Jeremy also visited the Birtley Mews Supported Living Apartments at Birtley House, and met Resident, Mrs. Powell-Jones.

Staff and JeremyStaff and Jeremy

Simon Whalley said: “We are very thrilled to join what is still a very small number of nursing homes (only 1 in 200 of those inspected) to have achieved ‘Outstanding’ from CQC. It is a huge compliment to the hard work of our Manager and all the team, but also reflects our commitment to community engagement which makes such a difference to the lives of our residents by helping avoid isolation and giving them a real home in which to enjoy their later years.”

Jeremy Hunt MP for South West Surrey said: “It was a pleasure to visit Birtley House today and see first-hand the high class facilities the Nursing Home has to offer its clients. The team running Birtley has a real passion for what they do and this is clearly reflected in the day-to-day smooth running and quality of the operation. Meeting residents including 105 year old Mrs Amey was a genuine highlight and I wish everyone staying or working at Birtley the very best.”

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