Edinburgh’s newest and finest care home, Cramond Residence, has announced its appointment of Chris Morrice as care manager.

A Registered Nurse from Edinburgh with over 10 years’ healthcare experience – five of which have been spent specialising in care sector management – Chris will work closely with the team to ensure residents have a smooth transition into life at Cramond.

Joining the Walker Group from a similar role with a care provider, Chris was recognised for his excellent skills in training and staff development.

He will work closely with general manager Eileen Gray to design and manage the care services and will be responsible for shaping the way in which care is delivered by training and supporting staff to the very highest of standards.

Chris said: “It is an honour to be working with such a well-established company on this very exciting new home.

“I’m passionate about providing high quality care and sensitive to the needs of others – qualities which I believe will be hugely valuable in this new role to ensure the wishes of our residents and their loved ones are heard and adhered to.

“I strive to be a positive role model and my focus is now on ensuring we recruit and train the right calibre of staff and support them to deliver the excellent standard of care which will become synonymous with Cramond Residence.”

Graeme Kelly, director at Walker Healthcare, said: “Chris’s sense of compassion and ability to build meaningful relationships means he is a perfect fit for this role at Cramond Residence.

“He is an expert in care management and will be invaluable in recruiting and training employees to ensure our residents settle into life here as easily and comfortably as possible.”

Cramond Residence is a purpose-built care home finished to an exceptional standard and will be managed exclusively by Walker Healthcare. It is due to open later this year.