About Cavell Healthcare
Cavell Healthcare has been delivering award-winning nursing, care and support throughout East Anglia since 2016.
As a domiciliary care provider, we encourage independence.
We believe that everyone should be empowered to live their life where and how they choose. This includes upholding their right to remain in their own home.
By fully involving our clients and their loved ones in all aspects of the planning and decision-making process, we deliver a person-centred approach to care, that focuses on the individual needs of our clients in a considerate, respectful, caring way.
At Cavell Healthcare we pride ourselves on our open and supportive approach and we value our award-winning staff, and the importance of the contribution they make in delivering outstanding care in the community.
Why The Name Cavell Healthcare?
We chose our company name in honour of the inspirational and courageous Norfolk-born British nurse, Edith Louisa Cavell.
During World War I, she helped some 200 soldiers escape from German-controlled Belgium. The soldiers, many of whom were injured, were nursed back to health by Edith Cavell and guided through an underground tunnel to safety via the Netherlands.
Edith did not discriminate and helped soldiers from both sides of the war. In 1915, at the age of 49, Edith was arrested by German authorities and found guilty of treason. She was sentenced to death, despite strong international opposition. She had saved the lives of both the Allies and German soldiers, treating all as equal, but this was not enough to save her own life.
The night before her execution, Edith Cavell was visited by an Anglican chaplain. She was calm and resigned and although she realised that she had been betrayed by those she had helped, she did not seek revenge.
“This I would say standing as I do in view of God and eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.”
Edith Cavell is known for her dedication to the nursing profession and her compassion for all, so we could not think of a more inspirational heroine to inspire the important work we do today.
Visitors to our headquarters in Norwich are greeted with an image of Edith Cavell, reminding us daily of her determination to help those in need even despite the dangers she faced. Our team are inspired by her legacy and we look to continue the caring work we do in her honour, with dignity and pride.