Aug 06, 2015
The special preview took place with Hartismere Place’s home manager Cathryn Weed and Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for adult care.
The residents, as well as some of their relatives, were excited to take a first look at the style of furnishings for their new rooms as well as one of the new dining rooms and lounges. The facilities in their new home once finished, will also include a coffee shop, hair salon and cinema.
Care UK regional director Phillip Steyn said: “We were delighted to share this moment with residents from Paddock House, who are very much looking forward to settling in to their new home this autumn.”
Hartismere Place will provide nursing, residential and dementia care for up to 60 people, as well as flexible day care in the adjacent Hartismere Club. Hartismere Place is directly adjacent to the Hartismere Health and Care centre and, once open, the new care home and Club will be a part of Eye’s community health village.
Councillor Hopfensperger said: “It’s wonderful to join the residents as they tour their new home. There are some great facilities on offer and the rooms look fresh, modern and comfortable. I’m excited for the residents who are due to move in this autumn.”
Cathryn Weed has been appointed as home manager for the new Hartismere Place. Cathryn is currently involved with recruiting and training the care home and day club teams, as well as getting to know the residents and their relatives to ensure all their wishes are properly met during a carefully managed move process which will take place over several days in October.
Construction has been underway at Hartismere Place since September 2014. This will be the ninth of 10 new care homes to open in Suffolk, as part of Care UK’s £60 million development project in partnership with Suffolk County Council to improve the county’s provision of modern, older people’s care.
Photo caption: (L-R) Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for adult care, takes a look at one of the new bedrooms at Hartismere Place, with Paddock House residents Alfie Elliott and Eva Fish and (standing) Hartismere Place home manager Cathryn Weed and Care UK regional director Phillip Steyn.
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