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Jubilee Lodge to get royal seal of approval
A NEW care home in Bourton will get the royal seal of approval when it is opened next week.
HRH Princess Michael of Kent will officially open the new state-of-the-art Jubilee Lodge Care Centre on Wednesday.
The care home will provide high quality accommodation for 74 residents and offers a range of dedicated specialist care services which include nursing, dementia and intermediate care.
It will also feature a shop and hair salon which all residents will be able to use, along with a variety of communal and social space surrounded by landscaped gardens The home is operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council and bpha (Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association).
The building was originally due to open in April but was delayed due to the failure of a mains water valve the month before, which caused significant flood damage.
Dan Hayes, operations director for The Orders of St John Care Trust, said: “We were very disappointed with the delay to the home opening, however we are delighted at how fast the construction company, Leadbitters, worked to rectify the situation.
“We would also like to thank the staff from both Ashton House and Salmonsbury House who continue to operate in those homes during the disruption.
“Everyone is looking forward to moving into their new home.”
The home is set to replace the existing Ashton House, in Stow, and Salmonsbury House, in Bourton.
Jubilee Lodge is the third new care facility to be opened in Gloucestershire as part of a long term redevelopment programme of care facilities by the Gloucestershire Care Partnership.