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Life’s a beach at West Sussex care home’s new wellness room

The beach retreat at Burleys Wood 2 (002)

Residents and staff have enjoyed a beach-themed afternoon to mark the grand opening of a new wellness room at a Crawley care home.

‘Burleys Beach Retreat’ at Shaw healthcare’s Burleys Wood care home was funded by the ‘Friends of Burleys Wood’, which was founded by Brian and Tina Baker, whose mother Jean Lehec was a long term resident of the home until she sadly passed away earlier this year. Further funding was provided by the Belron Ronnie Lubner Charitable Foundation.

The new retreat will serve as a wellness room where residents will be able to relax and be pampered. Connected to the retreat is a new ocean-themed garden, complete with beach huts and a sailing dinghy planted with flowers.

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Together they will provide a safe and welcoming space for relaxation and pampering as well as a private space for visiting doctors and nurses to speak to residents and relatives.

Commenting on the retreat’s launch, Erika Szalacsi, manager at the home, said: “It was a wonderful afternoon enjoyed by both residents and staff – we certainly had the right weather for our event.

“We can’t thank ‘The Friends of Burleys Wood’ enough for their continued support here and now restrictions are easing we are looking forward to more events and welcoming more people to our lovely home.  The team I have here are nothing short of amazing and have shown true commitment and dedication to providing first class care to our residents – I’m immensely proud.”

Burleys Wood provides residential and nursing care for up to 60 residents, including those living with dementia.

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