Nightingale long-server leaves

July 9, 2015

Former Nightingale chief executive Leon Smith will leave the organisation next week after 42 years' service.

He joined the Clapham home in an administrative role after a year on kibbutz, serving as CEO from 1998 to 2013.


Nightingale revisited

April 20, 2015

Anthony Andrews, Claire Bloom, Diana Quick, Nickolas Grace and other Brideshead Revisited stars reminisced in the company of Nightingale Hammerson supporters at a fundraising tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.

Also at the event were those who worked backstage on the series, among them assistant costume designer Joy Kleiner Meier, whose mother is a Nightingale House resident.


Nightingale takes charge at Bushey care home

April 8, 2015

Nightingale Hammerson will take over the administration of the Abbeyfield Camden Jewish Society's Belmont Lodge home in Bushey from the beginning of next month. It will also work to increase occupancy at the 12-flat home, which currently has five residents.

As previously reported, ACJS has been in talks with Nightingale over the future of the property.


Nightingale talks merger

March 26, 2015

Nightingale Hammerson is in "advanced discussions" over a merger with the Abbeyfield Camden Jewish Society, which operates a 12-flat home, Belmont Lodge, in Bushey.

In a statement on Wednesday, Nightingale said it had been approached by Abbeyfield.

"Trends in the provision of services for older people are changing.


Nightingale opens its doors to NHS facility

By Barry Toberman, January 28, 2015

South London residential home Nightingale House is easing the pressure on NHS waiting lists by giving over unused space on its Clapham site for an independent unit administered by St George’s Hospital.


Toksvig is a page-turner for Nightingale diners

November 6, 2014

In a wide-ranging address to Nightingale Hammerson's literary lunch at Claridge's in central London, author and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig spoke about her childhood in Copenhagen and her book, Hitler's Canary, based on the true story of how her relatives helped to save Danish Jews from the Nazis.

Discussing her new book, Peas & Queues, she explained some of the amusing reasons behind polite beha


Hunt gets baking at Nightingale

December 9, 2013

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Nightingale House in Clapham last week to witness its dementia work ahead of the first G8 summit on dementia care.

Mr Hunt also elicited the views of Nightingale leaders on how to address the major issues facing UK care homes.
During a tour of the premises, he spoke to resident Betty Weinberg about her time at the home and helped her to bake a cake.


Rabbiting on benefits Nightingale residents

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2013

Things were hopping at Nightingale House last Thursday as the Clapham care home introduced six new residents to launch its farm — four rabbits and two guinea pigs.


Lucas proves one in a million for Nightingale

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2013

Matt Lucas kept 550 guests laughing on Monday evening at the Nightingale Hammerson dinner at London’s Guildhall.

And the charity’s treasurers were also happy, with proceeds exceeding £1 million, in particular to support a major redevelopment at Hammerson House in north London.


Nightingale is looking to outsider

By Anna Sheinman, August 19, 2013

A major communal welfare charity has chosen a non-Jew to be its next chief executive.