Luxury care home opens in Fareham

Daily Echo: Fareham mayor Dennis Steadman, right, with young visitors at the care home opening. Fareham mayor Dennis Steadman, right, with young visitors at the care home opening.

A VINTAGE milk float rolled in to officially open a £7m Fareham care home on the site of a former dairy.

The luxury 80-bed home on Redlands Lane has created 75 jobs and residents are promised “boutique hotel-style facilities”.

The home comes complete with a beauty salon, a New York-style nail bar, a gourmet cafe and a library.

The Mayor of Fareham, Dennis Steadman, arrived on a classic milk float for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Built on the site of the former Tom Parker Dairy, the home has one entire floor dedicated to its history, with old photos of the diary, milk churns and milk bottles.

The home is the first to be opened by the newly formed Gracewell Healthcare.

Director Peter Curtis said: “We want Parker Meadows to be at the heart of the local community, providing the highest quality of care available in the most stunning environment.

“Our focus will be on providing kindness, integrity, trust, empathy and respect for all our residents as we raise the bar for care provision in the UK.

“Our links with the past are very important also – hopefully the great Tom Parker would approve of what we’ve done with his old site.”

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8:40pm Fri 12 Oct 12

bazzeroz says...

Won't be long 'til that's paid for at the extortionate rates of care homes!
Won't be long 'til that's paid for at the extortionate rates of care homes! bazzeroz

11:26am Sun 14 Oct 12

stavros182 says...

Fantastic to hear another milk float being used for positive work. My own milk float (www.theoldmilkfloat
.co.uk) is used to raise money for the elderly, sadly it's only them who remember floats these days!
Fantastic to hear another milk float being used for positive work. My own milk float (www.theoldmilkfloat .co.uk) is used to raise money for the elderly, sadly it's only them who remember floats these days! stavros182

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