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Flintshire Council sharpens plans for ‘state of the art’ care home

Flintshire County Council has taken the wraps off proposals to build a new “state of the art” older adult care persons care home in Flint, working in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).

The development, which will replace the current Croes Atti care home in the town, will be built on the previous site of the Flint Community Hospital.

This project will almost double the number of placements available, with an additional 25 new places. 

The new home will facilitate Discharge to Recover and Assess provision in Flintshire, and builds on the opening of an additional 32 places at Marleyfield House in Buckley, which supports individuals to be discharged quickly and safely from hospital and onward to their home.

The new Croes Atti care home will have long- and short-term placements, and will also help to rehabilitate people after a stay in hospital to regain their confidence and independence in their own homes.

Flintshire County Council is the early stages of development with a full detailed design stage to follow. 

The project is set to start feasibility with the design stage passed during 2022 and completion expected in early 2024.

“As part of the Council Plan to rebalance its care provision, I am very proud to announce this new flagship scheme for Flint, built on the site of the former cottage hospital,” said Flintshire’s Leader, Councillor Ian Roberts.

“Work to transfer the site over to the County Council is underway with partners in BCUHB, and I am confident we’ll see a fantastic new care home in Flint in the next two to three years,” he added.

Dr. Chris Stockport, executive director for primary care and community services at BCUHB, said: “The new Croes Atti care home will help us deliver our commitment to support people in the community as close to home as possible.

“This new facility will mean we can support people who are ready to return home from hospital, and also avoid a hospital admission in the first place.”

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