A care home in Nailsea, formerly known as The Granary, has opened an additional nursing wing for older people.

The care home will now operate under the name, Sycamore Lodge and residents, relatives, staff and local councillors all joined together to embrace the new chapter for the service on the 11th April. Guests, including Richard Delmas from the Parish Council, Alun Thomas, Chairman for Shaw healthcare and Contract Compliance Manager, Shayne Gillard from North Somerset council, enjoyed welcome drinks, finger buffet and celebration cake while congratulating staff on a wonderful year.

The ribbon was cut by Mr Edwin Entwistle, whose wife is a resident at Sycamore Lodge and who picked the winning name from a draw of shortlisted suggestions.

The care home was rated as ‘good’ following an inspection of its services in March by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC provides an overall rating following an inspection which could be one of four outcomes; requires improvement, satisfactory, good or outstanding. The score is aggregated from five categories, including safety, effectiveness and responsiveness.

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Suzanne Hughes, Deputy CEO, for Shaw healthcare commented: “It became apparent from conversations with North Somerset County Council that additional nursing beds would be very much welcomed and we are thrilled to be able to provide this much needed service in the area”.

Sycamore Lodge can accommodate for up to 78 elderly residents including those living with dementia. They provide both nursing and residential care which is tailored to the needs of each resident.

Caroline Carter, home manager at Sycamore Lodge, said: “We’ve worked tirelessly to make improvements and the whole team are absolutely delighted to have achieved the “Good” CQC rating. We’ve got a great relationship with our residents and their loved ones, and we’re always looking to improve community links, so if anyone would like to pop in and see the type of care we provide they are welcome to visit. Ultimately, we want to deliver the quality of care that we would want for our own loved ones. We’re always looking to improve and I’m sure that you’ll hear more good news from us soon.”

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