A nursing home in Boston is undergoing a huge development project - to the tune of £5.5 million - that will make it the biggest in the county.
Meadows Edge Care Home in Wyberton West Road has just completed its first phrase of development – with an extension that incorporates an additional 40 beds.
Dr Rizwan Haq, director of the nursing home company, said: “Around £2.5 million has been invested in this extension, which took two-and-a-half years to complete.
“We have another £3 million of works to come around the back end of next year.
“Once these phases are complete – it will make Meadows Edge the largest nursing home in Lincolnshire.”
The second and third deveopment phases set for next year include a further two extensions, incorporating an on-site cinema, a exercise and therapy centre and hydrotherapy pool.
Meadows Edge was built in 1981 and specialises in the care of the elderly and those suffering with dementia.
“The cinema will show films from the 1950s and ‘60s which will help some of our patients focus their minds on things they can remember,” explained Dr Haq. “It is a recognised therapy as many with dementia forget recent events but can remember things further back in their lives – and this is one way to stimulate their memory.
“The new beds we have in the extension are also 22m square, which is almost double the size of the recommended 13m square for care homes. Plus they are all en-suite.”