Work has begun on a new £6 million care home in Eye.
Plans for the facility, which will be known as Hartismere Place and sits on land behind Hartismere Hospital in Castleton Way, were approved by Mid Suffolk District Council in March. It will be operated by Care UK and replace the town’s current home Paddock House, which was built in 1959. It will provide nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 60 residents, while a separate Hartismere Club will be built on the same site and provide regular treatment for older people living locally. Residents set to move into the home when it opens in October next year were on hand at the site to mark the beginning of its construction. Alan Murray, cabinet member for Health and Adult Services at Suffolk County Council, said the plans were on budget.
“The quality of the builds we have opened in the homes so far has been really superb. It will be a state of the art home,” he said. Philip Steyn, Care UK regional director added: “A lot of the builds we have currently 30 or 40 years old and don’t have en suites, cinema rooms, and the kind of facilities we are going to be providing.”
The work is being carried out by Castleoak.