Donisthorpe opens Silver Lodge

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

One of Yorkshire¹s longest-established care homes opened a new £2m 40-bedroom extension in April. Donisthorpe Hall in Leeds, which was founded nearly 80 years ago, has increased its staffing complement by some 40 employees to about 190 since the new extension, known as Silver Lodge, opened. General manager Carol Whitehead said the home provided residential and nursing facilities on a 5.5-acre site, to elderly people who wished to live in an orthodox Jewish environment. “The new extension will increase the number of beds at the hall to 185, including a 39-bed unit for elderly mentally infirm people,” Ms Whitehead said. “We also operate a 22-bed home, Carmel Lodge, nearby. All the new bedrooms in Silver Lodge have ensuite facilities.” Donisthorpe Hall, the residents of which are 80 per cent state funded, was awarded the Health Quality Service (HQS) accreditation last autumn. It is believed to be the first individual care home in the North of England ­ and one of only a handful nationally ­ to have gained th

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