Friday, 14 December 2018

Care home confirms move to new hospital

THE Chilterns End care home in Henley is going ahead with its move to Townlands Hospital.

THE Chilterns End care home in Henley is going ahead with its move to Townlands Hospital.

The Orders of St John Care Trust, which runs the Greys Road home, has confirmed it will relocate to the hospital site in York Road.

It comes after the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed pulled out of relocating to the hospital.

The foundation stone of the new 64-bed care home will be officially laid at a ceremony next month.

Patsy Just, assistant operations director for the trust, said: “Chilterns End care home has provided a high-quality service to the older people of Henley for many years.

“The new development on the Townlands Hospital site will enable us to continue to do this in the most up-to-date, spacious environment.

“We are very much looking forward to our move to the new home when it is completed in 2016.” The care home will be part of the £16 million “health campus” currently being built.

Construction of the ground floor of the hospital is under way and the building is on course for completion by November.

After that the care home will be built and the existing facilities demolished.

A new entrance for construction vehicles has been built in Mount View, which will remain for use by hospital staff and patients when the work is complete.

Ian Reissmann, chairman of the Townlands Steering Group, said: “We are delighted that the service is moving on to the Townlands site to ensure that the valued service currently provided at Chilterns End is modernised and retained.

“I am pleased that the site itself will have a whole range of services as part of a health campus, as the steering group originally envisaged 10 years ago.”

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