Falkirk care home welcomes Cabinet Secretary Michael Matheson MSPResidents and colleagues at HC-One Scotland’s Barleystone care home in Westquarter, Falkirk, were pleased to welcome the Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care and MSP for Falkirk West when he visited the home on 22nd August. 

Residents and Colleagues enjoyed meeting the Cabinet Secretary and talking to him about what life is like at Barleystone, which is an integral part of the local Falkirk community. 

HC-One Scotland’s Managing Director Maxine Smedley and Barleystone’s Home Manager Lesley Winning gave the Cabinet Secretary a tour of the home and the garden, and discussed a range of issues including recruitment and dementia care, and the importance of Barleystone’s close working relationship with the local Health and Social Care Partnership. The Cabinet Secretary also had the opportunity to observed some of the wellbeing sessions on offer, including a virtual exercise session with Burns Gym and a crafting session ran by Creative Mojo. 

Lesley Winning, Home Manager at Barleystone Care Home, commented:
“We were delighted to welcome the Cabinet Secretary to HC-One Scotland’s Barleystone care home, and to show him what a lovely community we have here. Everyone had a great time, chatting and discussing key issues they care about.” 

Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care stated:
“It was a pleasure to visit Barleystone care home in Falkirk and meet with residents and colleagues to see what life is like in the home.”