Press Release – Bupa
Construction has begun on the development at Merrivale Care Home. Located in Kamo on Winger Cresent, the development includes 15 stylish new serviced apartments for more independent living plus 34 new hospital beds including 9 dementia.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 December 2011
New retirement living apartments and hospital beds for kamo
Construction has begun on the development at Merrivale Care Home. Located in Kamo on Winger Cresent, the development includes 15 stylish new serviced apartments for more independent living plus 34 new hospital beds including 9 dementia.
The modern designed apartments will feature a modern kitchen with the latest appliances, an open plan lounge and dining area and ensuite bathroom. Apartment living will provide residents with various support services such as a wellness clinic where they can obtain regular health checks by a registered nurse and weekly shopping trips to the supermarket plus other social activities should they choose to engage in them.
Currently Merrivale care home offers rest home, respite care and day care for older people. The expansion of the care home will see the addition of much needed dementia beds for the area plus additional hospital level care beds.
“Bupa are delighted at the opportunity to expand care services in the North. We are particularly excited about the addition of dementia beds plus the retirement living apartments” said Beth Kelly, Care Home Manager of Merrivale.
The development of the new facilities is due for completion in stages with the apartments and dementia beds being due in the first half of 2012.
Bupa Care Services New Zealand is part of the Bupa Group (British United Provident Association), a leading international healthcare company. Established in New Zealand in 1991, Bupa has three aged care businesses; rest homes and hospitals; retirement villages and personal medical alarms, looking after more than 17,000 New Zealanders.
Established in 1947, the Bupa Group has over ten million customers in more than 190 countries and employs over 55,000 people around the world. Their main interests are care homes for young disabled and older people, health insurance, workplace health services, health assessments and chronic disease management services, including health coaching and healthcare services in the home.
Bupa has no shareholders. They reinvest their money to provide better healthcare for their customers, helping them to live longer, happier, healthier lives.