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The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Opens The Poplars’ £800,000 Dementia Care Extension

The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Mrs Jill Hughes, officially opened The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) £800,000 extension of The Poplars in Market Rasen on Wednesday 5th April.

Mrs Hughes joined, Don Wood CBE, Chairman of OSJCT’s Trustees and Dan Hayes, Chief Executive of OSJCT and people from the local community to cut the ribbon and declare the new, 470m2 care facility open to residents.

Designed to meet the needs of older people with dementia, the new extension features 11 new bedrooms, living space, dining and communal areas.

OSJCT, which operates 15 care homes in Lincolnshire, decided to extend the home following an increase in enquiries from people looking for specialist dementia care in the area.

The new household, which has taken almost a year to develop, has communal facilities, a large open plan sitting/dining area and kitchen for residents to enjoy. The large single bedrooms have en suite facilities, with assisted bathrooms. All rooms have digital television and telephone points, as well as a 24-hour nurse call facility.

Dan Hayes, OSJCT’s Chief Executive, said: “Adding this new facility to The Poplars has been a significant project for us and we’re grateful to everyone involved in its development. As a Trust, we are committed to providing the best level of care to enable residents to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. The investment in this extension means that our team will have the best resources we can provide to continue to make a real difference to people living with dementia.”

For more information about OSJCT, visit www.osjct.co.uk.

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