STAFF at Barchester Healthcare's Hagley Place care home, in Ludlow have welcomed a new general manager to head up the team.

Claire Harris will oversee the running of the 60 bed home and will be responsible for a team of 79.

Prior to starting in this position Claire was general manager of Field House, another Barchester home.

Hagley Place is one of over 200 care homes owned by Barchester Healthcare that offers high quality care to its local communities. The home regularly holds events and activities for its residents and surrounding neighbours.

Claire said: "I am delighted to join the team here at Hagley Place and am enjoying meeting and getting to know our residents. I'm looking forward to managing this home and continuing to provide high quality care."

Angela Bradley the regional director for Hagley Place, said: "I am pleased to welcome this addition to the team here at Hagley Place. We are committed to providing high quality care and I really think Claire will be a big hit with our residents."

Hagley Place Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK's largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals.

Hagley Place provides residential care, nursing care and specialist dementia care for 60 residents from respite care to long term stays.