Sunrise of Southbourne Welcomes New General Manager

Sunrise of Southbourne, a luxury care home in Bournemouth, have recently announced the appointment of a new General Manager, David Knight.

A longstanding local resident of Southbourne, David joins the industry-leading care home with a wealth of experience.

With a varied career spanning 25 years, David has worked in luxury hotels and more recently managing a retirement village in Romsey. With this wealth of experience, David possesses valuable leadership, problem-solving, and customer service skills that will give him the core credentials for success in his new role at Sunrise of Southbourne.

David was driven to move into the social care sector in order to give something back to his community, having had a personal experience of caring for a family member this past year.

Motivated by this, David applied to the position of General Manager at Sunrise of Southbourne, aware of the fantastic reputation the care home holds within the local area.

And, after a rigorous interview and induction process, he has now taken the reigns at Sunrise of Southbourne, eager to build on the successes of the care home and deliver on his promises to himself.

Reflecting on his new role, David said:

“It’s a huge honour to be entrusted with the care of others. Sunrise of Southbourne is a fantastic care home that delivers person-centred care and this is a key reason for why I applied. I’m looking forward to drawing on my skills developed in previous roles to ultimately allow our residents to live with a genuine sense of purpose and fulfilment.”

When asked what his aspirations for the future of Sunrise of Southbourne are, David said:

“First and foremost, I am eager to successfully navigate the care home out of the COVID-19 period. Although Sunrise of Southbourne is already a fantastic care home, after such a challenging time, I want to bring further normality here for the enjoyment of our residents.”

“In doing so, I am confident that we can move up the care home rankings within the region and cement our reputation as one of the best care homes in the area. I want to show off to everybody how fantastic Sunrise of Southbourne really is. And, despite only being here a short time, I already know that these aims can be achieved.”