Care Specialist Takes up New Role at Coverage Care

A Shropshire care specialist has taken up a new role as Operations Director of the county’s leading provider of care homes.

Debbie Price, former Chief Officer of Shropshire Partners in Care, has joined Coverage Care Services that runs 14 homes across the county.

Debbie-Price-Operations-DirectorShe previously led Shropshire Partners in Care (SPIC), a not for profit organisation that represents more than 200 independent nursing, residential and domiciliary care companies, for five years. Prior to that, she was the organisation’s Care Liaison Officer for five years.

As Operations Director, Debbie will be responsible for delivering the strategic vision of Coverage Care through operational activity, supporting management and implementing new ways of working.

In another move, Diana Wall, the former manager of New Fairholme in Oswestry, has taken up a new role as Clinical Lead Manager.

Her job is to oversee the delivery of nursing care across Coverage Care’s 14 homes. Diana joined Coverage Care as a junior staff nurse nine years ago before becoming nurse manager of the dementia centre at its Lightmoor View Care Home in Telford.

She went on to manage New Fairholme, an 88-bed care home, which opened in April 2013, and is a previous winner of the Shropshire Care Awards’ Nurse of the Year title.

David Coull, Chief Executive of Coverage Care, said the two new appointments would further strengthen the organisation’s management team.

“I am very pleased to welcome Debbie to Coverage Care. Knowing her work through Shropshire Partners in Care, I am certain Debbie will play a key role in helping us to maintain the high standard of care that we provide in all our homes as well as contributing to the continuing development of Coverage Care and the service we offer Shropshire residents.

“Diana’s experience as a nurse and home manager will bring a valuable insight as the Clinical Lead.”

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