WORK has begun to expand St Ronan’s nursing home in Southsea.
The home had to overcome setbacks before the work could start including building regulations and banking caution.
Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock visited the home last year and took the case to the business secretary Vince Cable. Now work is finally under way, which is set to create 20 jobs in the city.
Floyd Pattison, joint proprietor of St Ronan’s, said: ‘Mike Hancock’s support saved our nursing home.
‘Mike’s timely intervention got it moving again, providing valuable building work for Portsmouth, and when finished, securing the current workforce and creating up to 20 extra permanent jobs.’
Mr Hancock said: ‘I think it’s fantastic that the business is now able to expand and these jobs have been created.’