By Staff Reporter

A NEW £3million state-of-the-art care home which has opened in the Colin area is set to bring 100 news jobs to the district.The Lord Mayor of Lisburn, SDLP Councillor Brian Heading, officially unveiled the 44-bed Kilwee Care Home in Cloona Park recently, a facility owned by the Conway Group.

The new home is a stone’s throw from the Group’s existing Brooklands Care Home, also situated in Cloona Park, and has been designed to accommodate specialist, intermediate and dementia care in addition to residential nursing care for residents.

During the opening ceremony, MLAs, councillors and Health Trust officials were taken on a tour of the highspecification en-suite rooms with access to courtyard gardens designed to maximise sensory awareness for residents.

“We are a progressive healthcare company and have sought to lead the standards of care across the industry in Northern Ireland. The opening of our second home in Dunmurry has come in response to the demand for this kind of quality care,” said Therese Conway, Healthcare Director of the Conway Group.

Speaking at the opening event, Mayor of Lisburn Councillor Brian Heading said: “Northern Ireland has the fastest growing elderly population within the UK and with such an increase in life expectancy, there will undoubtedly be an increase in the number of people affected by conditions associated with old age.

 

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“Lisburn City Council is committed to ensuring adequate services are available to its residents, including older people and their families.  Such services include the quality local provision of residential nursing and specialist intermediate and dementia care.

“The facility I have visited today outlines the quality that is provided in the independent sector to meet the needs of older people. The Kilwee Care Home has clearly been developed with consideration of the patients needs at the forefront of the planning stages. It will be a welcome facility to those in the Lisburn and Dunmurry areas seeking to avail of its specialist nursing services.”

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