To build or not to build – a banker’s perspective

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

I have come to the startling conclusion that, young as I am, I may just be about to fund the nursing home that will accommodate me in my later years! Marked as I am as a swinging sixties love child, I have come to realise my own mortality, ravaged by a lifetime of banking. So what kind of a home do I want to live in? Up until now I had always considered the funding and construction of new nursing homes as being for others to live in. Now I am facing the reality that my room is looking up at me from an architect’s drawing and shouting “Welcome Nik, your bed awaits you.” Coincidentally, I had begun to take a greater interest in the design, specification and general quality of new nursing homes. Having recently joined Bank of Ireland, one of my first duties has been to take charge of the sponsorship and running of the prize for The Best New Development – Elderly Care. This forms part of the The Pinders Healthcare Design Awards which will be presented on February 10. We have been involved in the judging and, havi

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