December 9, 2014 4.03 pm This story is over 90 months old

Marketing suite launched in Lincoln care home countdown

A room with a view: As the Tennyson Wharf care home on Burton Waters reaches its final phase, the team launch their new marketing suite.

Work to complete a new high-end care home in Burton Waters near Lincoln reached a milestone on December 9, with the launch of its information suite.

Locally-named Tennyson Wharf care home, which will be operated by Barchester Healthcare, is in its final phases.

Staff, council representatives, local and potential residents celebrated the launch of the home’s new information suite, which is now in operation seven days a week.

Councillor Malcom Parish, Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, cut the official launch ribbon on December 9, and people were treated to a special tour of the facility’s example bedrooms.

The care home will offer 60 beds on three floors. There will be 24 beds on the ground floor, 24 on the first floor and 12 on the second floor, where the suites are a premium size.

Rooms range from standard to luxury suites and many overlook the Burton Waters Marina.

Recruitment is ongoing for the project, which will have created over 100 roles by opening day.

Despite being slightly behind schedule, the home is expected to welcome residents from February 16.

General Manager Debora Owen has worked for Barchester Healthcare for almost two years, and is a registered mental health nurse with 25 years experience in nursing and management.

She said: “I’m really excited about Tennyson Wharf. The Information suite will now be open seven days a week for people to come and have a look round, have some refreshments and chat to the staff about the facilities that will be available.

“The home will be open to residents from February, but we will have an official opening around April time.

“We’ve already had 70 enquiries and I have met more people at our event today that are looking to book too. We haven’t secured any places at the home yet.

“Barchester are an excellent company. They really talk about quality of care and it’s definitely a home from home.

“If you ask me the next thing we need is a boat so the residents can tour the marina. I’ve offered to fundraise for that and I’d definitely like to take that forward.

“We will be charging lifestyle prices and tailor care to specific need of our residents.”