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A Bedfordshire care home will open later this month with additional COVID-19 infection control features.

Richmond Manor care home in Ampthill, which is being launched by Hamberley Care Homes under a sale and leaseback agreement with European Healthcare REIT, Aedifica, has been designed with the highest safety standards in mind in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional features at the 69-bed, state-of-the-art, luxury care home include a bespoke COVID-secure visitation suite, in-built thermal imaging technology in the entrance lobby (to ensure all visitors to the home, including staff, have their temperature taken on a daily basis) and a ventilation system which ensures air in public spaces is fully replaced four times an hour.

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The home will also have hand washing and hand sanitising stations throughout for staff, residents and visitors.

Daniel Kay, Director of luxury care home developer, Hamberley Development, said: “The team at Richmond Manor are excited to open the doors later this month and look forward to becoming invaluable and trusted members of the local community, helping residents create new memories while staying safe and connected to their loved ones.”

Keith Breslauer, Managing Director of Patron Capital, who provided financial backing for the deal, said: “With an ageing population and people living longer, there is growing demand for modern and attractive accommodation for older people in the UK. COVID-19 has particularly highlighted the importance of high-quality care and a carefully monitored environment, with Richmond Manor providing specifically designed facilities and technology to counter the spread of disease.”

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