Southern Cross builds £3.2m facility in York

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

Major provider Southern Cross Healthcare is building a £3.2m care home in the city of York. Scheduled to open early next year, the 80-bed Amarna House will offer nursing and residential care for both elderly mentally ill and frail elderly people. Situated in landscaped gardens, the home will consist of four 20-bed units, each accommodating a specific category of resident. Each unit will have its own lounge, dining room, quiet room and access to a secure garden area. All the bathrooms will have specialist baths installed and each bedroom will have its own shower. The home’s service areas such as laundry, kitchen and staff rooms will be situated on the second floor to leave the accommodation areas quiet and peaceful. Southern Cross group operations director John Murphy said Amarna House would be the company1s second care home in York. “We are very proud of both Knavesmire, our existing home and the new Amarna House, and we are confident they will play an important part in the provision of care services in Yo

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