Pyela Mwale has been appointed general manager of a new OSJCT home, which is opening this month.
The Grace Care Centre in South Gloucestershire is scheduled to open its doors on 19 February.
“I’m so excited to be trusted with this opportunity,” Pyela said. “I like the challenge of setting up a new home as it gives me an opportunity to choose the right team to work with and an even greater opportunity to get it right from the start.”
Pyela has over 20 years’ experience as a qualified nurse, of which 11 years has been managing care homes, regional management and commissioning new homes across the UK.
In addition to being a nurse, she also has a qualification in Business Management from Essex University and was awarded the Registered Managers Award in 2008 from Stroud College.
She has also taken the Leadership in Dementia Management course with Worcester University.
“Our vision for this home is to ensure we stand out from the rest by treating residents as individuals and supporting them to be as independent as possible,” Pyela said.
“We want them to have a fulfilling life when they come and live at Grace Care Centre. The team is aware that this is the home for the residents that will live here, and we come to work in their home.”
The 70-bed care home will offer compassionate and personalised 24-hour specialist dementia and nursing care, split over three floors and will incorporate a number of features to promote reminiscence therapy.