Construction work to develop a new care home in Bracknell is well underway after being formally marked with a ground-breaking ceremony in September last year.
The redevelopment of the Heathlands site, being undertaken by Stepnell Ltd, will see the construction of a 66-bed specialist care facility, specifically designed around the core needs of its patients. It will offer a safe and secure environment for patients suffering with dementia or transitioning from hospital to their home.
Cllr Dale Birch, Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing, said: “The groundbreaking ceremony marked a pivotal step in the redevelopment of this site. Once complete, the Heathlands Integrated Health and Care home will provide important specialist care to patients at a time in their life when they perhaps are feeling most vulnerable.
“Skilled medical staff will provide tailored support to help patients transition from hospital back to their home and will provide dementia patients with a modern, secure and safe space, so they can feel confident, cared for and reassured in their new environment.
“Heathlands will make a difference to the lives of so many and I’m excited to see this new building come to life. I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and determination so far, to make this project a reality.”
Fiona Slevin-Brown, East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Executive Managing Director for Bracknell Forest, continued: “The re-development of the Heathlands Residential Care Home, through the partnership with Bracknell Forest Council and the CCG, provides an exciting opportunity for health and care colleagues to work together to enable more of our residents to use the nursing home and to access intermediate care within the borough.”
The re-development work is due to completed in December 2021.