Worcester to get 82-bed luxury care home?

Posted on 03 August 2011

A luxury care home may be built in the vicinity of Worcester's hospital, expanding the options of those choosing a care home in the region.

The Worcester News reports that the Unity Development Consortium has unveiled plans for the three storey 82-bed facility which would be constructed opposite Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

If plans get the green light, the unit would be completed in 2012, and be available to NHS referrals as well as private residents.

Ken Elrick, Unity chairman, told the newspaper: "This home would be built to the new 'gold standard' which is being set by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission.

"We're particularly aware of things like cross-contamination and good hygiene, which is why, for instance, the design has the laundry on the complete opposite side of the kitchens so there is never any crossover."

This follows more good news for people paying for care in Worcester after a sensory garden was unveiled at Howbury House care home, according to the Malvern Gazette.

Posted by Natalie Edwards

 

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