Bradford’s Deputy Lord Mayor Mullaney officially opens £5 million specialist nursing home

Early last week (5th October), the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford visited Exemplar Health Care’s new £5 million specialist nursing home, to mark its official opening.

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, Beverley Mullaney, was invited to cut the ribbon and unveil a plaque, marking the official opening of Wykewood, Exemplar Health Care’s specialist care home. The home opened its doors to its first resident in June of this year and has created 150 jobs in the local area, including the roles of health care assistants, registered nurses, and activities co-ordinators.

Wykewood, a three-storey home, and Exemplar Health Care’s 1st home in Bradford, will support 40 adults living with complex mental and physical health conditions including Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s.

Each bedroom is equipped with an en-suite wet room, and has communal dining and living spaces, an activities hub, therapy room, sensory room and large accessible garden. The home also includes a male-only unit.

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, Beverley Mullaney, said: “Wykewood’s staff work really hard to ensure the highest quality of care is provided for the residents. I am delighted to have been invited to the home and to take part in this opening.

“The team at Exemplar Health Care gave me a tour of the home and showed me how each room is tailored and personalised to each resident’s needs. It is great to see so many locals working together to provide quality care for the residents at the Wykewood home.”

Sharon Burton, Commissioning Home Director at Wykewood said: “We’re so thrilled to have opened Wykewood and to have received a warm welcome from the Deputy Lord Mayor, Beverley Mullaney.

“All our colleagues have a real passion for ensuring we deliver quality care for every resident, and we’re looking forward to becoming a part of the local community.

“Our goal at Exemplar Health Care is to contribute to the community by employing local people – and we are pleased that we have been able to recruit local nurses and carers to support our residents, with more opportunities still available. “

With 35 homes across England, Exemplar Health Care provides person-centered care and rehabilitation that focuses on maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.

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