Nightingale

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Long-time Nightingale chief is to stand down

May 13, 2013

Nightingale Hammerson chief executive Leon Smith will step down at the end of 2013 after more than 40 years with the care home charity. He will become an external ambassador for Nightingale.

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How Nightingale inspired 'Marigold Hotel'

November 8, 2012

Author and screenwriter Deborah Moggach has told Nightingale supporters that visits to the south London home had inspired her to write a novel about the elderly, These Foolish Things — on which the hit movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, was based.

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Care chiefs press Cameron over welfare reform delays

By Jessica Elgot, May 10, 2012

Fundamental reforms to address a crisis in the care of the elderly have been delayed again, despite pleas from charity chiefs.

The Jewish Care and Nightingale Hammerson chief executives, Simon Morris and Leon Smith, were among the 78 signatories of a letter to David Cameron this week, calling on him to urgently address "the devastating impact of years of failure to reform".

The letter contin

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Nightingale merger formalised

May 3, 2012

The merger of the Nightingale and Hammerson care homes was formalised on Monday.

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