Braid Hills recalls the night of the flood


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

|In April last year Braid Hills nursing centre, owned and operated by ANS Homes plc, was inundated by floodwaters which caused damage costing more than £2 million to put right. More than a year later, staff and residents are looking forward to the completion of the refurbishment, scheduled for this autumn.| Wednesday, April 26, 2000 will be long remembered by Margaret Cunningham, manager of the Braid Hills nursing centre in Edinburgh. There had been a lot of heavy rain in the preceding week and there was some reservation about the high water level in a pond located in the grounds of the home, but having stocked up on sandbags and making hourly checks, Margaret was not unduly concerned. No-one really expected the calamity that was to beset the 110 staff and 117 residents before the close of that day. The floodwaters which inundated the home caused more than £2 million in damage. An intensive refurbishment programme, scheduled for completion in the early Autumn 2001 when all residents and staff will be re-uni





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