Jobs on offer at luxury care home opening in July

COMING SOON An artist's impression of Parker Meadows
COMING SOON An artist's impression of Parker Meadows
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A STATE-OF-THE-ART luxury care home will open its doors to clients in July, creating 75 new jobs.

The £7m Parker Meadows home, which will be run by Gracewell Healthcare, is looking for a team of healthcare professionals and registered nurses to join the staff.

The 80-bed home, in Redlands Lane in Fareham, will include a luxurious hair and beauty spa, a New York-style nail bar, a chic cafe serving gourmet food and a library with wi-fi access.

Recruitment for staff has begun, and Tim Street, director of Gracewell healthcare, said he is looking for people with impeccable credentials to work there.

He said: ‘Gracewell care homes are focused on delivering truly individual and personalised care which is unique and tailored to each and every resident.

‘We believe that the tiny details are the big things – in every aspect of daily care.

‘We’re looking for dedicated healthcare professionals who can deliver that vision and create an atmosphere of genuine care with luxurious homely touches at Parker Meadows.

‘We want to help our residents continue to live their life as they choose; seeing possibilities and new opportunities rather than limitations.’

The home will be based on plush boutique hotels, which have become popular because of their standards of customer care and amenities.

But though the home will come complete with all mod cons, there will also be leading dementia and innovative specialist care facilities and services.

Mr Street added: ‘Every day we look for new ways to do more for the people we care for and we never stop looking to improve.’

‘It’s hard work, we make no excuse for that or try to hide it.

‘But it’s also incredibly rewarding to know that you are making a positive and genuine difference in people’s lives.’

The name Parker Meadows was chosen by pupils at Redlands Primary School in Redlands Lane, Fareham, in a competition.

Teacher Amelia Cripps said: ‘We had a competition for the whole school and two children independently came up with the same idea.

‘The site was Tom Parker’s Dairy before this, so they used that, and we had a few variations using that idea, but this one was picked as the winner.’

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