A new luxury 60-bed care home in Dewsbury is starting a recruitment drive for nurses ahead of its opening in Spring 2016.

The £4 million three-storey Oak Park Care Home is being built on the site of a demolished former Kirklees Council home, The Grange, in Chickenley Lane, Chickenley.

It will be Darrington Healthcare’s third care home in Yorkshire and will create up to 60 jobs.

Oak Park will offer 66 places to residents needing residential, dementia or nursing care and will feature large en-suite bedrooms, many with a shower.

Facilities will include a café, bar, cinema room and a hair and beauty salon.

The firm’s managing director Eric Dixon said the home would offer good quality jobs and some of the best care facilities in the area.

He added: “Although we are spending a great deal of money on the design and interior of the home, it will be the nurses, care assistants and admin team who make it a real home which is why we only recruit people who genuinely want to work in the care sector.

From left to right: Eric Dixon, managing director of Darrington Healthcare; Amanda Woolford, manager of Oak Park; Colin Pratt, senior site manager at Walter Thompson (Contractors) Ltd, outside the new Oak Park Care Home in Chickenley Lane, Chickenley.
From left to right: Eric Dixon, managing director of Darrington Healthcare; Amanda Woolford, manager of Oak Park; Colin Pratt, senior site manager at Walter Thompson (Contractors) Ltd, outside the new Oak Park Care Home in Chickenley Lane, Chickenley.

“Residents and families from our other care homes in Doncaster and Pontefract frequently praise our staff for their patience, warmth and empathy and we want to maintain that trend as we start to recruit for our new care home in Chickenley.

“Having the right team in place and supporting them with a good benefits package, a cheerful working environment and continuous training are key to underpinning the happiness and well-being of our residents, which is why it’s so important to recruit the right people.

“Our staff work as a team with the resident, their family and health professionals to deliver the right care and support to each person.

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“We aim to make Oak Park the heart of the local community.

“Filling our nursing positions is the first step in staffing the home, which opens in Spring 2016 and will eventually create more than 60 full and part-time nursing, care and administration roles for people of the area.”

For more information see www.darringtonhealthcare.com