Health Secretary praises Outstanding Anchor care home

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised an East London care home which was recently rated Outstanding by the CQC.

Anchor’s Silk Court Care Home in Bethnel Green, which provides accommodation for up to 51 people, was rated Outstanding by the CQC following an inspection in August.

In a letter to the home’s manager Marcia Forsythe, Mr Hunt praised the “exceptional quality of care” provided by the service.

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The Health Secretary added: “It should be particularly pleasing to you to have been recognised for your outstanding effectiveness, responsiveness and leadership.”

Silk Court received three Outstandings from the CQC for Care, Responsive and Well-led.

Marcia said: “Obviously it is very flattering to receive such high praise from the Secretary of State.  I am so proud of the team here and the work they have done to achieve this distinction – long may it continue.”

Ninety-four year-old Betty Gilbert (pictured with Marcia), who has been a resident at Silk Court since 2013, added: “It was no surprise to me that Silk Court was classed as outstanding. I love living here because you get loving care.”

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