BUPA’s Reading home is ready

Posted on August 4th, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Parkside House, a new BUPA care home in Reading, celebrated its official opening in September. The purpose built home provides 75 beds for elderly, frail nursing and residential care for older people in the Reading area. The three-storey building includes ensuite bathrooms to all bedrooms and special features include underfloor heating and adjoining rooms for partners. BUPA Care Homes director Peter Ludford said the success of this project was testament to the excellent relationship BUPA had with everyone involved in bringing the development to Reading. “We will be accommodating long and short stay residents, both under contract with the council and privately funded,” said Mr Ludford. Reading’s lead councillor for community care and health Graeme Hoskin said Parkside House was the result of an excellent working relationship between the council and BUPA, where the council provided the land of the former Wilton House residential home and secured 30 of the beds for state-funded clients. “There1s been a desperate

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