Myra makes mayhem

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

Ninety-year-old Mrs Myra Dibble, a resident of The Dorset Trust¹s “Fairlawn” residential care home in Ferndown for the past 10 years, sat at the controls of a mechanical digger earlier this year to begin the demolition of the home which is to be replaced by a new Fairlawn care home, scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2003. In the meantime the 50 residents have moved to the East Dorset Housing Association¹s (EDHA) Turbary Court scheme nearby, part of which The Dorset Trust is using as a temporary residential care home. Built in the 1960s the old Fairlawn did not meet new standards and so is being replaced by a 60-bed care home designed as six 10-room units providing larger bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities. A number of the rooms are intended to be dedicated to primary care for people recently discharged from hospital, as part of a strategy to reduce pressure on the hospitals. East Dorset Housing Association is building the new home in partnership with Dorset County Council and The Dorset Trust wh

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