Charity reveals plans to extend Aberdeen care home

PLANS to expand an Aberdeen care home to create space for new residents have been revealed.

Charity VSA told the elderly residents of Ruthrieston House about their plans to add an extra 10 bedrooms to the development earlier this week. The £1.5million project is expected to get under way in May and will take about a year to complete.

While the work is carried out, residents will move to the charity’s other facility on May Baird Avenue, Ashgrove Road West, which has lain empty since it was closed amid council budget cuts.

VSA communications director Alan Reid said he was “very excited” about the redevelopment, which will add to the height of the existing Broomhill Road site.

He added: “We have been considering doing this for a while, because we are all getting older. The need for high-quality care is growing and will continue to do so.

“The residents are very keen to see this go ahead.

“With more people needing care all the time, we hope this development will allow us to continue to provide excellent care.”

Kenneth Simpson, chief executive of the charity, added: “Ruthrieston House is a wonderful facility within Aberdeen offering the highest possible standard of care for our residents. This exciting development will enable us to offer another 10 bedrooms to those who require this specialist care.”