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QME Care

Queen’s 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.

Vacancy – Nurse RGN/RMN

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a experienced Registered Nurses with QME Care based in Queens & Murray House, a specialist purpose built dementia care unit and residential setting in the Kelso, Scottish Borders. We are a value driven, not for profit charity...

Queens House to QME Care Rebranding

The original Queen’s House was established in 1954 with one residential Care Home. In 2001 a new building was developed to replace the old Queen’s House and the organisation increased from providing 20 residential rooms to 32. In 2018 Murray House opened, shortly...

Inside care homes: no end in sight

Have a read of this blog which featured in RCN Magazines: https://www.rcn.org.uk/magazines/bulletin/2020/october/inside-care-homes-no-end-in-sight

Comic Relief Funding

We are pleased to be progressing our Life Stories project which is funded by Comic Relief, capturing biographies through storytelling and art.

Volunteering at QME Care

Befriending and volunteering are such vital roles in our community. Appreciated more than words can express, QME Care is always looking for new volunteers. If this is of interest, please email us at info@qmecare.org for more information.

About us

QME Care provides accommodation in three separate houses: Queen’s House is a modern nursing home, Murray House is for people living with Dementia, and Evanthea House provides care for people with cognitive impairment. Find out more.

QME Care

Tel: 01573 224 886

Email: info@qmecare.org

QME Care, Angraflat Road, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7NS

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