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Care home gets £800k overhaul

Janet Rayfield, Louise Yates and Tina Flack - the management team at New Meppeshall Care Home PNL-140608-110258001

Janet Rayfield, Louise Yates and Tina Flack - the management team at New Meppeshall Care Home PNL-140608-110258001

A care home that was closed down over serious safety concerns is set to be given a new lease of life.

Meppershall Care Home, where a 100 year old died following a fall, was closed by the Care Quality Commission in July last year.

But now it has been bought by Pressbeau Group, which also runs the award-winning Taymer Nursing Home in Silsoe.

Plans for the care home include a £800,000 refurbishment, which includes an overhall of all 58 bedrooms, new cafe and sports bar, lounge, hair salong and dining room with a restaurant-like atmosphere, and a change of name to ‘New Meppershall’.

Work has already begun on the property with a team of architects, builders, decorators and interior designers already overseeing the transformation of the home.

Tina Flack, a nurse with 20 years experience, has been appointed as home manager and will head up the care team at New Meppershall.

She said: “It is my priority to create a warm and welcoming home providing an excellent standard of care and a lovely environment for residents. We are also looking forward to welcoming in members of the local community over the next few months so people can see the changes that have been made both in the fabric of the building and the quality of the care being delivered.”

Pressbeau Group has also bought Wren Park Nursing Home in Shefford.

 

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