Plans to build a new 57-bedroom neurological rehabilitation centre and an 80-bedroom luxury care home in Southampton have been given the go ahead. 

The new facilities will be built by Hamberley Development and work on the site is due to begin early next year, with both services being operational in the summer of 2022. Hamberley Development is the sister development company of Inspire Neurocare and Hamberley Care Homes.

The neuro rehabilitation facility will include physiotherapy and medical consulting rooms together with a therapy gym fitted with rehabilitation equipment as well as lounges, dining rooms, cinema and a café bar.  

This service will be operated by Inspire Neurocare and will provide rehabilitation care, long-term care, respite and palliative care for people with brain and spinal injuries, as well as complex neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

The adjacent care home will include 80 en suite bedrooms, café bistro, private dining room, hair and nail salon, activity room and bar, as well as a cinema, resident lounges, dining rooms and quiet lounges.

Both homes have been designed with infection control and safety standards in mind, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Additional features include a Covid-secure visitation suite, in-built thermal imaging technology in the entrance lobby (to ensure all visitors to the homes, including staff, have their temperature taken on a daily basis) and optimised ventilation systems which ensures air in public spaces is fully replaced every 15 minutes.

Daniel Kay, director at Hamberley Development, said: “The Inspire Neurocare neurological rehabilitation service will be a centre of excellence that will allow us to support local NHS services and provide much-needed complex care services for local people. Rehabilitation services are becoming more and more advanced and so it is vital that the appropriate environment exists to deliver these life-changing services.

“Additionally, there is a recognised shortfall of high-quality care home beds in the local area and we are confident that our new luxury Hamberley Care Home will help meet the needs of older people in Southampton and the surrounding area. Both buildings will be of the very highest standard from a safety and wellbeing perspective and also in terms of luxury and comfort.”

Date published: October 23, 2020

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