As many as 100 jobs will be created when a popular care home in Liverpool is re-opened by new owners Kingsley Healthcare.
Builders from local construction firm Braithwaite are refurbishing and upgrading every aspect of the interior of the new Park View Nursing Home ahead of its opening in November.
Staff and local families were reported to be devastated when the former James Nugent Care Home, in Ullett Road, was closed by the charity Nugent two years ago, only six years after opening.
Park View Nursing Home, overlooking Prince’s Park, will fill a local need for nursing care provision with 56 beautifully appointed bedroom suites and superb facilities throughout.
Home manager Lyndsey Gladden, a nurse with 14 years of experience, who is proud to call herself a local girl, said: “I am really excited about inviting our first residents into such a lovely home.
“We are proud to be restoring a popular local facility that will be the only purpose-built nursing and dementia home in the area.”
She is keen for the home to be at the heart of the local community and is seeking local groups, such as junior football teams and Brownie packs, to support.
“We want to name the three units in our home after deserving local figures who have given service to the community,” she said.
“One will be the Jan Owens suite, in recognition of an individual who has given so much to the Swanside Community Centre in Knowsley, including support for people living with dementia.
“I would love to hear suggestions for naming our other two suites and invite people to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Luke Braithwaite, joint MD of Braithwaite Fit Out, said his firm was delighted to be working with Kingsley on such an important scheme for the local community.
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Author: Stephen Pullinger