Health club is part of new extension

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

A multi-registered care home in Tyne and Wear is nearing the completion of a £2.1m extension which includes an on-site health club for use by its residents. Whickam Villa in Gateshead, currently 61 beds increasing to 69 following the extension – 39 older persons (nursing and residential) and 30 beds for younger people. General manager Boda Gallon said the new health club had a café, gym, complimentary therapy studio, float tank room, accessible changing facilities, a pool, spa and lounge. “These facilities have been specifically designed to provide access for all levels of disability (ceiling tracks etc) and offers a huge range of social and rehabilitation opportunities for our service users,” said Mr Gallon. “Whickham Villa’s owner is a shiatsu therapist and was looking at investing in a health club till I convinced him to develop one for people with disabilities.”

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