MP opens new care unit

Posted on 26 May 2011

A facility housing people with long term care plans in Cornwall was yesterday (May 25th) set to be opened by MP Sarah Newton, according to reports.

Ms Newton, who is the MP for Truro and Falmouth, was to spend time at The Penlee Unit within Roseland Parc Retirement Village in Tregony, reported thisisthewestcountry.co.uk.

A plaque was to be unveiled by the MP and meetings with staff and the first residents paying for care were set up.

The Penlee Unit is housed in a Grade II Listed building which was formerly Penlee Nursing Home. Six months of renovation work has gone into the specialist unit since.

It now features a sitting room decorated in the style of the war era, as many dementia sufferers have extremely vivid childhood memories and are likely to feel more comfortable in this environment.

This follows the opening of the Enable Care Centre in Waltham Abbey by ex-Eastenders star Tamzin Outhwaite.

According to the Waltham Forest Guardian, the actress opened the facility for those paying for care earlier this month.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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