New co-chairs for Nightingale Hammerson

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New co-chairs for Nightingale Hammerson

Trustees Joanne Black and Paul Althasen appointed to key roles at community care home

Nightingale Hammerson, New Chairs, 2023, left to right; Melvin Lawson, Joanne Black, Paul Althasen. Pic: Nightingale H.
Nightingale Hammerson, New Chairs, 2023, left to right; Melvin Lawson, Joanne Black, Paul Althasen. Pic: Nightingale H.

One of London’s leading Jewish community care homes has appointed two trustees as co-chairs.

Nightingale Hammerson welcomed Joanne Black and Paul Althasen, who succeed Melvin Lawson after his seven years as chairman.

The charity offers residential, nursing, dementia and palliative care in Nightingale House in Clapham and Hammerson House and Wohl Campus in Hampstead.

Under Lawson’s stewardship, Nightingale House was rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), the only care home serving the Jewish community in the UK to be awarded the accolade. It is also the the only care home, with nursing, in London to retain an outstanding rating following a recent full inspection.

Lawson also oversaw the construction of Hammerson House, Wohl Campus, in Hampstead.

Black is a director of the Regatta Group and Althasen has set up and invested in various commercial enterprises within insurance, payment processing, property and e-commerce sectors.

Harvey Rosenblatt, president, Nightingale Hammerson said: “For the past seven years Melvin has worked tirelessly as chair of our charity, ensuring the successful opening of Hammerson House, Wohl Campus, and the provision of excellent care in our homes. I am most grateful for his commitment and leadership. I look forward to supporting Joanne and Paul as our new co-chairs and have every confidence they will succeed in building on Melvin’s achievements.”

Jenny Pattinson, CEO, Nightingale Hammerson said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Joanne and Paul as our new co-chairs.  I know they will continue to guide our charity and ensure our residents’ comfort, well-being, happiness, and safety are at the forefront of all we do.  With their professional expertise they will support and motivate our staff teams, empowering them to learn and develop.  A happy and motivated staff is crucial for delivering good care.”

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