Former CQC inspector becomes Hartford Care home manager

Former CQC inspector Michelle Presdee has been appointed general manager of Hartford Care’s Hartford Court care home in Portsmouth.

During her extensive adult social care career Michelle started as a ‘tea girl’ and then progressed to be an auxiliary nurse in a nursing home. Following her professional qualifications, she worked for many years as a social worker, specialising in working with older people and moving in to Care Homes.

Michelle, who worked as a CQC inspector for 20 years, joins the port city-based care home to lead a team of 58 staff.

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Michelle said: “I’m really excited and proud to be managing Hartford Court to share my experience and get to know the residents and team.

“My time at the CQC gave me the skills and experience to know Hartford Court is a home which ensures residents are central and will be at the heart of all decisions made. Residents will be supported and encouraged to continue to follow their hobbies and dreams. We have a beautiful environment both inside and outside and I look forward to welcoming guests and loved ones soon!”

Open since 2016, Hartford Court a state-of-the-art 60-bed care home offering residential and dementia care, including respite care and day care services to the elderly people of Portsmouth and surrounding areas.

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