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Job boost in £2.5 million care home project.

The north-west has been handed a timely jobs boost with the news that 30 new positions are to be created as part of a major care home expansion project in Coleraine.

The Conway Group today, announced a £2.5 million expansion plan for ‘The Cottage Care Home’ located at the Lodge Road, Coleraine, which is in close proximity to the Causeway Hospital. The development will also result in the creation of 30 new jobs.

Discussing the investment Jarlath Conway, Conway Group Director said:

“The Cottage is a well-established care home that currently provides high quality care for 41 residents with general nursing requirements. The new extension will allow us to provide a further 27 placements which will be tailored for the needs of individuals with general nursing and also dementia nursing needs.

The Conway Group has significant experience in the design and construction of facilities for older adults and people requiring dementia care. We continue to work closely with the University of Stirling who are nationally recognised for setting the standard for dementia-friendly buildings.””

The project will include an ergonomically dementia friendly design and furnished to give a warm, homely and safe environment for residents. The design includes access to a sensory garden together with a range of dayrooms and dining facilities for residents to enjoy with their families.

£2.5 care home

Jarlath Conway adds: “Our new extension will allow us to expand upon the services we currently offer. Alongside safe and effective nursing care, we will now be able to provide the specialist dementia care that is being sought by families in the local region.

We recognise the importance that families want to be close to their loved ones. We hope that this new modern facility will provide them with the quality, choice and reassurance that the local community needs”

The Cottage Care Home is one of seven care homes owned and operated by Conway Group Healthcare across Northern Ireland. Person centred, quality care that maintains dignity but which is delivered with compassion is paramount to Conway Group Healthcare, who have been delivering Nursing and Residential healthcare for more than twenty years.

The expansion programme at ‘The Cottage Care Home’ is due for completion in December 2013. For further information on Conway Group Healthcare log onto www.conwaygroup.co.uk or email Collette McGreevy, Recruitment Manager at ColletteM@conwaygroup.co.uk