Tumble care home plan steps up a gear

AN application for a 65-bed nursing care home in Tumble is set to be made by the end of the year. Grwp Gwalia — the care and housing provider — are currently preparing the designs for a site to the rear of Mynydd Mawr hospital.

“The new home will provide a high quality facility for people over the age of 55 requiring nursing care, including those who may be suffering from dementia. “We are aiming to create a comfortable and homely environment which will also be an asset to the community,” said Elfed Roberts, deputy Director of Social and Affordable Housing Development.

The news has been welcomed by the local health board.

Chief Executive of Hywel Dda Health Board, Trevor Purt, said: “We welcome the news that Grwp Gwalia are progressing with phase one of the development at Mynydd Mawr Hospital.

“If approved, the creation of a nursing care facility would compliment services offered at the hospital, including assessment, rehabilitation and recovery and discharge preparation.

“It would also further cement the strong links between primary care, community health services, social care and the independent sector.

“While phase one of the development is being pursued independently by Grwp Gwalia, the health service is liaising closely with them to support the venture and to explore future opportunities for and service development.”

Gwalia provides housing for a wide range of people including students, families the elderly, people with disabilities and those in need of support.