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    Henry James

    PARKHAVEN Trust in Maghull are planning to build a new nursing home for people with dementia to meet the rising demand for nursing care.

    Trust bosses said that there is currently no dementia nursing service in the Maghull area and residents have to travel to Southport or Bootle for this type of service.

    The Trust wants to design and build a single storey 45-bedded facility providing 30 residential beds and 15 nursing beds on its Liverpool Road South site.

    It would deliver the dementia service currently located at Kyffin Taylor House, while providing a new service to support people with more complex needs.

    Kyffin Taylor House on Deyes Lane, Maghull, currently provides a residential service over two floors for 29 older people with dementia.

    Staff and residents will move to the new building and new jobs will be created as a result of expanding their service which they expect will open in May, 2019. A spokesman for Parkhaven Trust said: “The standard of care will remain high and will enable service users with more emerging complex nursing needs to remain in familiar surroundings with staff teams that service users and families have existing trusted relationships with.”

    Once vacated Kyffin Taylor House will be refurbished to accommodate the service users from Harrison House on the Liverpool Road South site, which is unsuitable for modern day care provision.

    This change will then provide residents with individual ensuite bathrooms, additional communal lounges and dining areas together with a more accessible garden.

    Trust bosses say traffic at the Liverpool Road South site has reduced as the GP surgery and nursery are no longer operational so additional traffic

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    will be minimised and additional parking available for visitors and staff.

    To achieve the revenue to develop the new building and refurbishment to Kyffin Taylor House, land belonging to Parkhaven Trust will be sold to developer Redrow Homes to build 57 new homes for general public purchase and full planning approval has been given for housing development on Parkhaven Trust land.

    Consultation has taken place with service users, carers, families and staff at Harrison House and Kyffin Taylor House.

    Two public information events are set to take place at Kyffin Taylor House on Sunday, June 25 and Sunday, July 9 at Harrison House, from 2pm to 4pm with free activities and service user involvement.

    Outline planning permission for a 45 bedded nursing home has been granted and a full planning application will be made to Sefton Council in summer 2017.

    Parkhaven Trust chairman Charles Flynn said: “Two main imperatives have influenced Parkhaven Trust’s decision to commission a new dementia unit.

    “Firstly, this will improve the Trust facilities for those living at Kyffin Taylor and Harrison House.

    “Secondly, it will provide additional services to meet an increasing demand for dementia residential and nursing care.”

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