A new specialist nursing and dementia home in Poole has been handed over by contractors to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and Shaw healthcare.
The 80-bed, Figbury Lodge, which is Poole’s first council-owned care home, was completed by lead contractor, Stepnell.
Councillor Lesley Dedman, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “It is fantastic to see the completion of Poole’s first council-owned care home. This new state-of-the art facility offers much-needed nursing, dementia and rehabilitation care for local people, particularly those who are unable to fund their own care.”
The home, which will start accepting its first residents next month, will offer enhanced support and facilities to Poole residents, including rehabilitation with clients accepted on a referral basis by the NHS and the council.
Geraint Evans, Commercial & Development Director for Shaw healthcare, added: “We are extremely proud to be working with BCP Council and look forward to delivering high-quality, specialist and sustainable care services to the residents of Figbury Lodge, which will be a welcome addition to the care services Shaw currently provides across three extra care schemes in Poole.
“Figbury Lodge provides state of the art accommodation that will enable residents to enjoy the best possible quality of life. Shaw has developed a number of local authority agreements over recent years and the opening of Figbury Lodge expands our care services in the region.”