Nursing home expansion

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A HOLBEACH St Johns nursing home, Beech Lodge in Frogs Abbeygate, may boost the number of its rooms from 27 to 35 to meet demand.

Owners Country Court Care Ltd, of Church Street, Market Deeping, are seeking planning consent for a two-storey extension.

A planning application submitted to South Holland District Council shows the number of full-time equivalent staff will go up from 15 to 18 if planning consent is granted.

Country Court managing director Alykhan Kachra says the company is experiencing high demand for rooms at the home.

In a letter to the council, Mr Kachra says: “The home has had a considerable waiting list over the past months and the requests to increase capacity at Beech Lodge from stakeholders such as families, past relatives, doctors, district nurses and social workers has led us to make this application.”