Their differing backgrounds allow them each to bring a wide range of skills and best practice to support the Group’s drive to nurture and develop a culture of excellence in all that we do.
Their stories are below.
Sean joined Fairlie Healthcare in January 2017, initially working alongside the Financial Director to improve and develop the accuracy and timeliness of group financial reporting and support the finance team. He was appointed Managing Director in April 2019 at an exciting and challenging time for the Group, looking to maintain it’s Outstanding CQC status at both Fairlie House and Highfield House, and also achieve the successful opening of the Group’s new specialist care home Woodstown House, currently under construction in Banstead, Surrey.
Sean is a qualified chartered accountant and has many years of experience at board level across a wide range of business sectors. He works closely with his colleagues to ensure that the Group provides the best possible care and home environment for its residents, supporting both them, their families and friends, and the local clinical commissioning groups in providing a first class service to the communities in which our homes are based.
Terry McGranaghan is the Finance Director for the Fairlie Holding Group of companies. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) with over 35 years’ experience in the finance function, including 10 years with the NHS.
Terry has been at Fairlie for 4 years during which time he has overseen an increase in the number of beds at one home from 27 to 45, the ongoing construction of a new 40 bedded home in Banstead and the acquisition of a new home for development in Camberley.
Ruth has been with Fairlie Healthcare since January 2018 as the Director of Quality and Clinical Governance. Her first task on joining the company was to create a quality and governance strategy with the intention of providing excellence in nursing and personal care to the patients who make our homes their home. She now has also delegated responsibility for Fire and Health & Safety.
Ruth has twenty-five years of Radiological experience working in the NHS and private healthcare. After commissioning a diagnostic Imaging department in a brand- new private Hospital, she held the position of Director of Clinical Services. This led to the position of Director of Governance which included leading on the Hospital’s governance programme as well as the management of imaging, physiotherapy and pharmacy services. The Hospital’s first CQC inspection saw the hospital achieve a rating of good in its first 15 months of opening.
She was delighted to see Fairlie Healthcare achieve a rating of Outstanding at both Homes of which governance plays a vital role and strives to innovate moving forward to better this outcome for all our Patients and Homes.
Suzanne joined Fairlie Healthcare in 1999 as the Registered Manager of Fairlie House. In 2012 she was promoted to the Director of Nursing and has been providing visionary nursing and clinical leadership since.
Suzanne was instrumental in establishing the organisation as a leading provider of specialist nursing care for patients with tracheostomies and ventilatory support needs in a nursing home setting. Guided by strong internal values Suzanne has always strived to achieve excellence in nursing and personal care for our patients who have made Fairlie House and Highfield House their home.
As a Nurse with many years of experience in Palliative Care Suzanne was particularly proud of the clinical teams at both Fairlie and Highfield who worked on end of life accreditation schemes, and with both Homes achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating at their last CQC inspections.
Suzanne recognises that none of this would have been possible without the staff teams that the Company employs, yet it is her passion, guidance, and commitment to patients that provide the inspiration and central values of the Company as it strives in its pursuit of excellence.
Originally training as a nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital, Hazel went on to specialise in anaesthetic nursing setting up and running a new anaesthetic nursing course at the University of Greenwich. Returning to clinical practice as a senior nurse manager at the independent charitable King Edward VII’s Hospital she then went on to become Director of Human Resources after setting up and managing their first Human Resources Department.
More recently Hazel has spent two years working in the commercial sector at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital followed by three years working in the not-for-profit sector at Royal Trinity Hospice.
Hazel joined Fairlie Healthcare in August 2019 as their first Director of Human Resources. Hazel is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is passionate about making a difference and delivering an operational service that enables the delivery of excellence in nursing and personal care to patients.
Rachel joined the management team at Fairlie House in March 2017 as a senior deputy home manager.
Rachel is a Registered Nurse with over 23 years’ experience covering the NHS and Private Sector in diverse nursing roles from bedside nursing to the role of a Clinical Services Manager. She has a clinical background in Neuroscience with a specialist interest in neurorehabilitation.
In the last 2 years, Rachel has taken opportunities to develop as a Leader, Manager, Coach, Mentor, driving the delivery of excellent clinical standards of care, and a culture of safety, clinical effectiveness and continuous improvement for the patient experience within the Home.
Rachel is committed to service improvement, interdisciplinary team working, staff experience and development and, most importantly, providing an excellent patient experience. She has supported both Fairlie House and Highfield House in preparation for CQC inspections with both Homes now rated as Outstanding. She has championed end of life care supporting the team to attain Platinum status in Gold Standards Framework (GSF).
Rachel has now taken on other responsibilities in managing the pre-admission process and cross-site working.