New care home officially opened

Worcester News: OFFICIAL OPENING: From left, Mike Parsons, chief executive of Barchester Healthcare; Cecil Duckworth, chairman of Worcester Warriors; Peta Mandleberg, general manager, and Helen Maiello, senior regional operations manager. Picture: John Anyon. 0813251902 OFFICIAL OPENING: From left, Mike Parsons, chief executive of Barchester Healthcare; Cecil Duckworth, chairman of Worcester Warriors; Peta Mandleberg, general manager, and Helen Maiello, senior regional operations manager. Picture: John Anyon. 0813251902

A NEW 80-bed care home for people with dementia has been officially opened in the city.

Latimer Court in Worcester was opened on Wednesday by Cecil Duckworth, chairman of Worcester Warriors and founder of the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust charity. The philanthropist unveiled a plaque and told guests: “I must say, it’s a fantastic facility. I’m delighted that it’s in Worcester for many reasons. Maybe one day I shall end up here myself.”

The home is headed by general manger Peta Mandleberg, who welcomed new residents, guests and local heroes to the grand opening.

Among those heroes were Daniel Evans, aged 17, who suffered a cardiac arrest at Worcester College of Technology but survived thanks to the efforts of staff and paramedics, a story which featured exclusively on the front page of your Worcester News last year. Barchester Healthcare presented him with a cheque for £200 for the Arrhythmia Alliance. Pat and Peter Stokes, from the Consortium of Cripplegate Bowlers Club, were also presented with a cheque for £200 to help the local community continue to enjoy the club.

Peta Mandleberg, the general manager, said: “There is a great deal of community spirit in Worcester and we are surrounded by wonderful people that do an enormous amount to support their neighbours.”

Latimer Court Care Home will offer 24-hour nursing and residential care and will provide care to people with dementia in the ‘Memory Lane Community’ .

The home features a range of services and facilities including a coffee area, hair salon and a well-maintained garden.

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5:50pm Fri 22 Feb 13

CJH says...

Pity whoever wrote this report neglected to say where in Worcester it is! (it's on land off the top of Newtown Road)
Pity whoever wrote this report neglected to say where in Worcester it is! (it's on land off the top of Newtown Road) CJH

7:59pm Fri 22 Feb 13

wooshman says...

CJH wrote:
Pity whoever wrote this report neglected to say where in Worcester it is! (it's on land off the top of Newtown Road)
Symptomatic of WN at the moment poor reporting
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Pity whoever wrote this report neglected to say where in Worcester it is! (it's on land off the top of Newtown Road)[/p][/quote]Symptomatic of WN at the moment poor reporting wooshman

9:50am Sun 24 Feb 13

shot123 says...

i just hope this care home looks after its residents a lot better than the care home my dad was in ..
i just hope this care home looks after its residents a lot better than the care home my dad was in .. shot123

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