Hampshire begins ‘ENHANCE’ project

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Work has begun on Hampshire1s £60 million project to build 500 nursing home beds across the county. The “Extra Nursing Homes and Nursing Care Extensions” (ENHANCE) project – thought to be the first in the country – will see nursing home places built on county council land attached to its residential homes and some on NHS land. The project is being developed in partnership by the County Council, Hampshire1s primary care trusts and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic Health Authority. The first six sites where work is under way are: – Coldeast Hospital, Fareham, 80 beds – Ticehurst older people1s home, Aldershot, 48 beds – War Memorial Hospital, Andover, 66 beds – Oakridge older people’s homes, Basingstoke, 48 beds – Fleming House, Eastleigh, 30 beds – Marlfield older people’s home, Alton, 40 beds Further site starts will take place at Westholme older people1s home in Winchester (30 beds) and Bickerley Green older people1s home, Ringwood (30 beds) later in the year. In addition two further planning appli

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