Sisters work to keep Chiswick home open

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

Sisters at St Mary¹s Convent and nursing home in Chiswick have been working hard to raise money to upgrade the facility to comply with National Minimum Standards. St Mary¹s has been looking after elderly and infirm people since 1910. Actively supported by Florence Nightingale in its early years, the convent and hospital were built around 1896 to give residents respite from the soot and dust of the inner city. St Mary¹s now provides care for 61 people aged between 65 and 102 living in private rooms in the residential part of the building or in wards in the nursing home, cared for by eight sisters and 75 staff. Since St Mary¹s has two open care wards, it was likely that it would lose its registration as a nursing home unless the accommodation was altered in line with the new regulations. Following extensive talks with surveyors and architects, it was decided that an extension must be built to accommodate the additional single rooms required and work done to enhance the existing facilities. St Mary¹s operat

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