Sidmouth nursing home hope to ease bed shortage crisis

SIDMOUTH Nursing Home staff hope a project they are undertaking will ease the problem of nursing bed shortages in the town. In the last few years Sidmouth has seen the loss of much needed nursing beds, the most recent being the closure of Glenside Nursing

SIDMOUTH Nursing Home staff hope a project they are undertaking will ease the problem of nursing bed shortages in the town.

In the last few years Sidmouth has seen the loss of much needed nursing beds, the most recent being the closure of Glenside Nursing Home.

Now there are only two nursing homes in the town- Holmesley and Sidmouth Nursing Home-yet the demand for beds is on the increase because of the ageing population in the South West.

But Samantha Beven, owner of Sidmouth Nursing Home, is hoping to combat this problem.

From June, seven new and refurbished en-suite single bedrooms will be on offer at the home.

Julie Caseley, manager, said: "This is a highly exciting development for the staff team. The home has spent the last two and a half years building up an excellent caring team with staff development and training taking priority."

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The remaining bedrooms are also due to be upgraded to the same standard as the new ones.

Julie added: "We now believe the building can match the standard of the care being delivered.