NEWS HR

John Cridland is the new chair of Home Group.

Law firm Rix and Kay has announced the hire of healthcare property specialist Stewart Gregory. He has moved from national and City firm Browne Jacobson. Stewart joins Rix and Kay’s commercial property team based in Brighton and Hove.

A bride-to-be died of suspected sepsis just hours after saying she was feeling ‘on top of the world’. Leanne Davies, 35, had been for a job interview and came home ‘bouncing’ because it went so well. But her partner Andrew Watkins, 51, found her dead in bed just three hours later. Trained first-aider Andrew frantically gave Leanne CPR until an ambulance arrived but she couldn’t be saved. The death of the devoted mother-of-two is being linked to sepsis because she was diagnosed with the killer illness five weeks earlier after bumping her arm on a dishwasher at the care home, where she worked.

A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his female carer died when she suffered head injuries. It is thought that her injuries were sustained at a residential address where she was working as a carer. The 95-year-old has been taken to hospital as a precaution due to a pre-existing condition where he will remain pending transfer to a location where his complex health and care needs can be managed. Reports have emerged that he was suffering from dementia. Police have bailed him while enquiries continue.

A Hull-based care organisation has promoted one of its staff members, after working for the organisation for seven years. Adam Ross has been appointed as manager for Isaac Robinson Court, which provides care for people with learning disabilities.

A CEO who oversaw the merger of two housing associations will step down at the end of June. Peter Brown was named CEO of Connexus when it formed last July from a merger of Shropshire Housing and Herefordshire Housing.

Frank Mondino, former area director of Keepmoat, heads a trio of senior appointments by Placefirst Construction, the construction subsidiary of Placefirst, to drive the company’s growth plan.

Julie Wright has been appointed interim managing director at Tanglewood Care Homes.