Murray & Evanthea House
Aims and Objectives
QME Care is a registered charity limited by guarantee, which was originally established in 1954 with one residential care home. The charity’s overall vision is to be a centre of excellence in the delivery of quality care and support, and to be the provider and the employer of choice in the Scottish Borders. Our mission is to provide an approach to care and support that encourages and supports the person to be the director of their own care, within an environment that is comfortable, safe, homely and happy.
Governance and strategic direction is provided through the board of Trustees. The organisation is operationally led by the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team.
In 2001 a new building was developed to replace the old Queen’s House and the organisation increased from providing 20 residential care beds to 32.
In the last three years the Organisation has developed further to provide the following services:
- Murray House 2018 & Evanthea House 2019 opening – supporting people who are living with dementia.
- Place and Space – a resource centre to support people who have been diagnosed with dementia, who are living in the community.
- Community Café – a place for the community to visit and relax.
- Training Centre
- Approval to deliver Scottish Vocational Training in Social Services and Health Care
We now provide 59 residential rooms for those that live with cognitive impairment, Dementia, or those with general Nursing needs.
Management and Staffing
QME Care provides 24-hour nursing support with our on site registered nurses .
The service is supported by a team of staff led by the Chief Executive.
The Care Team that supports QME Care is led by the Lead Nurses along with a team of Registered Nurses, Senior Health Care Support Workers and Support Workers.
Staffing is reviewed according to the dependency and needs of the residents. This is adjusted as required.
The Senior Management Team includes Chief Executive, Finance & Business Manager, Innovation & Development Lead and Lead Nurses.