New Clinical Manager Pete Edwards is keen to bring the benefits of more than 20 years’ career experience to help our homes continue to improve.
His CV includes roles as an accident and emergency nurse, a nurse paramedic, a police forensic nurse practitioner and senior positions in clinical management, both at Poole Hospital and countywide for Dorset Healthcare.
With responsibilities for 11 homes in Dorset and the New Forest, Pete’s focus is on supporting our nurses and Clinical Leads, helping them to make sure everything is done in the right way and all policies are followed.
“I aim to be approachable, building relationships and encouraging collaborative working,” he says. “I want to share the knowledge and skills I have so we keep putting the resident at the centre of everything we do. A good home is one that is proactive, picks up on things quickly and avoids emergencies. It’s all about right care, right place, right time.”
And he believes there is no reason why more of our homes cannot achieve Outstanding ratings. “We have 21 homes and seven Outstandings, yet we share the same infrastructure, documentation and facilities. I believe we should cultivate the mindset that we can get Outstanding across the board.”
Asked for his impressions of Colten Care so far, Pete says: “It’s a breath of fresh air. I can’t fault the welcome. It has been superb. Everyone has said to me that Colten Care is a fantastic company to work for, one where you know you can make a positive difference.”
Pete is married with a son, lives in Dorset and is a keen motorcyclist and sports fan.