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Aston Villa legend launches new nursing suite at Sutton Coldfield care home

September 16th 2019

Aston Villa legend launches new nursing suite at Sutton Coldfield care home.

Mercia Grange has launched a new suite with the help of residents and Aston Villa legend, Ken McNaught. 

The Care UK team at Mercia Grange, on Lichfield Road, welcomed the former professional footballer to a ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open its new nursing suite.

The Sixsmith Suite, named after the Jane Sixsmith 0 the Sutton Coldfield-born British field hockey player, by pupils from Hollyfield Primary School, will provide specialist nursing care for people in the town and surrounding areas.

The occasion gave the ex-Villa defender and members of the community the opportunity to view the facilities on offer at Mercia Grange, including its beautiful gardens and spacious lounge areas. 

Home manager at Mercia Grange, Shirley Gibbs, said: “The official opening of our Sixsmith Suite is an important milestone for the home, as it means we can now offer specialist nursing care to the community of Sutton Coldfield and surrounding areas.

“Having Ken McNaught open the suite was an honour, and the residents loved speaking with him about his footballing days and their lives here at Mercia Grange.

“We have worked hard to create a warm, welcoming and homely atmosphere, with everything in place so we can provide the highest standards of personalised care, and we look forward to continuing this into our new nursing suite. 

“It was a fantastic occasion, and I’d like to thank Ken McNaught for helping us to mark the special day.”

The opening of the new nursing suite comes just weeks after Mercia Grange celebrated being awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following a recent inspection.

Mercia Grange is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing, dementia, and short-term respite care. The three-storey care home, which features 67 en-suite bedrooms, has been designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities, and includes its own cinema, hair salon and café.

For more information about Mercia Grange, email customer relations manager, Rachel Mackay, at, or call 0121 314 3196.

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Mercia Grange is a CQC-rated ‘outstanding’ care home providing a full range of round-the-clock care for older people. Our Sutton Coldfield home provides completely personalised residential, nursing and dementia care on a short-term and permanent basis. The emphasis at Mercia Grange is on enabling your loved one to continue to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle. The home has its own cinema room, hair and beauty salon – plus an inviting café where residents can help themselves to a freshly brewed coffee or speciality tea, as well as a slice of homemade cake.

Mercia Grange
538 Lichfield Road
Four Oaks
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B74 4EH

0333 321 8399

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