Ground Breaking at Heathlands

Construction work to develop a new care home is now underway after being formally marked with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, 8 September.

Today marked an important milestone in one of our Key Manifesto pledges.  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.”