07 Dec New care home heralds more ‘outstanding’ promise for patients
Our exciting new home in Banstead, Surrey has taken shape.
Following the demolition of the existing derelict care home in October 2018, work has now been completed and, despite the vagaries of the British weather, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic, Woodstown House has opened its doors to its first residents in April 2021.
In keeping with its sister homes – Fairlie House and Highfield House – Woodstown House provides care for patients with long-term neurological conditions, and often with associated complex medical needs.
Many of our chosen care groups require more space per resident than a conventional nursing home, including communal space, larger bedrooms, and therapy space for a number of reasons. Our residents will often require specialist seating systems, including tilt-in-space wheelchairs which are considerably larger than a standard wheelchair. Corridors need to be wide enough to allow safe passage of such large wheelchairs in particular reference to turning circles and maneuverability. Additional therapy areas, physiotherapy gyms, and treatment spaces need to be provided in order that tailored therapy programs can be delivered, and some of the specialist equipment used is often large.
The ability to design and build a home with the required facilities to ensure that it is fit for purpose now and for the future was a major factor in commissioning the build of Woodstown House.