Work starts on Rotherham’s new 60-bed care home

CARE home operator Rotherham Healthcare, has started work on a 60-bed specialist home in a deal funded by The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Healthcare team.

When it is completed in November, the home, built on land which used to be part of Rotherham’s former Moorgate hospital, will comprise three separate units of 20 bedrooms linked to a central hub.

All the bedrooms will have en suite facilities, including a walk-in shower and raised WC and basin, and will be grouped together in five ‘pods,’ each with an open plan kitchen, dining room and a living room to encourage a ‘family’ environment and independence, and to promote rehabilitation.

The home, designed by leading healthcare sector architects, Westwood Knowles Design, will also incorporate a hydrotherapy pool, rehabilitation gym, snoezelen – a room ‘providing sensory experience in an atmosphere of relaxation’ – and a recreational room.

Rotherham Healthcare was established in 1984 by Glennys Oliver and her son, Trevor Payne. The duo have 41 years healthcare experience between them and have built three care homes in Rotherham – Moorgate Lodge, Moorgate Croft and Moorgate Hollow. Paul Turner, associate director of healthcare at RBS, said:

“Glennys and Trevor are experienced healthcare operators and have a long record of delivering excellent care facilities. When complete, this latest care home will offer a much needed facility for the local community in Rotherham.”