Carmarthen care home 'could be completed in 2012'
A cutting-edge care home in Carmarthen could be ready to house residents paying for care as soon as the end of 2012, it has been reported.
The £6 million care site is to be located adjacent to Mynydd Mawr Hospital in Upper Tumble and will be home to 65 residents, according to the Carmarthen Journal.
All rooms at the Gwalia-run facility will encompass an en-suite shower room and there will be a nursing station, assisted bathroom and communal living and dining room for every 13 residents.
Clive Scourfield, chairman of the Friends of Mynydd Mawr Hospital, told the publication: "This development secures the future of Mynydd Mawr hospital and adds to facilities for the elderly and infirm in Carmarthenshire."
In other news, plans for a £3 million Henson Healthcare care home in Whitby have been given the go-head, reports the Northern Echo.
To be completed at the end of summer 2012, the unit will boast a beauty salon, residents' cafe, cinema, multi-activity room and landscaped gardens.
Posted by Nigel Murphy