3b are delighted to be commencing on site next week on a new £5m Dementia Care Unit in Kelso, the first specialist unit in the Scottish Borders.
Murray House is to be situated next to the existing Queens House Care Home. This is a residential nursing care home designed for the needs of Dementia residents and built using the latest knowledge for the needs of this growing illness.
The new care home will provide employment for additional staff. The supporting infrastructure will be separate to Queen’s House due to the nature of the Dementia residents having different needs. The central hub and service building will be positioned to the south east of the existing boundary wall and will share a public domain with Queens House. This allows the more utilitarian functions to be kept separate from the dementia care residents and will provide activity areas, a salon, and quiet room which service at a destination for residents of Queens House and the new Murray House.