New drive for excellence in care

A ground-breaking agreement between the Pendine Park Teaching Care Centre and a university has been reached to drive up standards in the health and caring professions.

According to Glyndŵr University, they were particularly keen to hook up with us at Smartcare because of our track record for innovation and excellence.
The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build on the informal links that have developed between us in recent years.

It will enable Health and Social Care students to come to work at Pendine Park on placements with staff from the Pendine Park Teaching Care Centre going in the opposite direction to study at the University.

The Memorandum is believed to be the first formal agreement of its type in Wales.

Professor Kate Sullivan, a Pro Vice Chancellor at the University, said: “We know of the value of Pendine Park and the excellence that is there – and how important it is for us to be linked into an organisation with such a reputation.

“Pendine Park are very keen on innovation and they strive for excellence in everything they do and that has been recognized nationally in the awards that they have won.

“We know that if our students go to Pendine Park they will experience the best of care – and that’s what we wanted to have.

“The demands for social care are increasing and it’s not just the elderly. Pendine Park also has excellent facilities for younger people with head injuries.

Pendine Park proprietor Mario Kreft said: “We strive for high standards and this arrangement will help to sustain and improve our practice in future.

 “This initiative is very much about building quality into the system for the future, it’s about trying to raise the awareness about how important the caring professions are and I hope this is going to be a very important step in that journey.