About UsGate Healthcare was established in 1989 and currently own three Care Homes in Scotland; Howard House, Westwood House and Kintyre House.
The current board of Directors comprise of Ronnie Williamson, and Anne Mundell, whose respective experience includes Property, Finance, and Nursing. Based at their Head Office in Glasgow, the Directors provide specialist support to the Home Managers.
Kintyre HouseKathleen (Kate) Whitehead was born in Farnham Surrey and has lived in the Highlands for over 22 years. Kate is a 1st level nurse with a qualification in orthopaedics, her career includes 20 years working in Care Homes and prior to coming to the highlands she worked in a hospice delivering palliative care.
Since Kate joined Gate Healthcare as Team Leader in 2007 she has completed a Registered Managers qualification. As Manager she plans to continue to be ‘hands on’ working with her excellent team of staff to maintain our very high standards of care, whilst ensuring a homely and welcoming atmosphere at Kintyre House.
Howard HouseBrenda Szumlakowski's experience in Care Homes began over 30 years ago. During her nursing career she specialised in palliative care and holds a Registered Managers qualification. She joined Gate Healthcare in 1997 as Manager of Howard House. Born and bred in Kilmarnock, Brenda leads her team by example and achieves a very high standard of professionalism, whilst maintaining a wonderful homely environment.
Westwood HouseMargaret Macintyre joined Gate Health Care in 2011 after a career of 25 years in Care Homes and the NHS. Margaret is a 1st Level Registered General Nurse and holds a Management Qualification. Margaret comes from East Kilbride originally and following her training in Edinburgh, returned to work locally in Lanarkshire. Margaret is a hands-on professional Manager who supports her team, to ensure the highest standard of care is delivered to our Residents.
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