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Plans to increase nursing care in Staffordshire

Posted on Tuesday 21st November 2023

Staffordshire County Council is planning to build two new nursing homes in Lichfield and Tamworth, in response to increasing demand from an aging population.

If these proceed they will use the latest in technology and innovation to provide high quality care.

The plans, which were signed off by the county council’s Cabinet this week, are still in the early stages and are subject to planning permission and final costs.

If everything goes ahead, the two homes should open in 2027.

The two new homes would mean two current residential homes—Meadowrythe in Tamworth and Bracken House in Lichfield —would close, but only after the new homes are opened. Any residents at the time would have the option to move to the new homes. It is likely that staff would also have the option to transfer.

Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Health and Care Julia Jessel said: “With an ageing population and increased demand for nursing care, it is sensible to look at our options and see how we can increase capacity in the areas of the county that need it the most. This means we’ll be able to offer good quality, affordable placements to support the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“The plans are still in their very early stages and if they progress, we will bring together the latest in technology and innovation to provide much needed additional nursing home capacity.”

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