David Willis, Home Manager, Barty House Nursing Home

Our managerAbout David

David is an experienced nurse who originally spent three years with Canford Healthcare, leaving in 2020 to manage a nursing home in Gillingham for another company, rejoining Canford as manager of Barty House in 2021.

Not originally from a care background, David spent nearly 20 years as a banker before taking the momentous decision to return to university and qualify as a mental health nurse! He initially worked in an in-patient detox unit then out in the community, helping people with substance misuse issues, He moved into caring for the elderly when he felt the need to widen his experience as a nurse.

Within Canford Healthcare, David has performed a number of senior roles, including clinical lead, deputy manager and peripatetic manager for several homes, demonstrating versatility and commitment at all times.  At Barty House David works alongside deputy manager Kim Watson and the rest of his team.

“We’re proud to say we have seen many of our residents transformed by coming to live here. They are given a new lease of life, thanks to high-quality person-centred care and the opportunity to build a new life.”

David Wills – Home Manager

Our home manager is supported by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, carers, housekeeping, activities, facilities, administrative and catering staff who all receive regular in-house training from our learning and development team.

At Barty House we recognise that every resident as an individual with their own unique and personal physical, emotional and social needs. We aim to help them achieve their best possible quality of life in a safe, caring and stimulating environment.

We’re proud of the warm and welcoming environment here. We want you to feel totally at home and know that that you have the freedom to live your life as you choose, supported by a committed and highly professional staff team.

When a new resident moves in it is important that we spend time with them and their family. It is perfectly normal for everyone to be very emotional about the move. My compassionate team and I understand this and work hard to meet the needs of our residents and reassure their family.

We would love to welcome you to our home so that you can see for yourself the high level of care, facilities, comfort and warm family atmosphere enjoyed on a daily basis by our residents.