A NEW general manager has been appointed to run The Elms Nursing Home in Bembridge.

Hartford Care has announced the appointment of Lesley Wise, who will take responsibility for the coordination and day-to-day running of the 48-bed care home.

Lesley was appointed due to her career progression from a staff nurse to deputy positions and extensive experience of running care homes for more than 11 years.

She said: "I was attracted to joining the Hartford Care group because I like the values of being part of a 'family'. My goal for care at The Elms, is to treat residents, staff, family and guests the way I would like to be treated. I want to ensure people have fun in life, doing what is important to them.

"I look forward to supporting our residents to live a life with purpose, kindness and consideration so they can receive the support they need. I see my role as a leader, motivator, teacher, ambassador, and nurturer."

Hartford Care is a family-owned business that has been established for over a century.

The Elms recently celebrated its first anniversary since it was acquired by Hartford Care, with a traditional Burns' Night celebration.