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Inside former Little Sisters of the Poor care home

Posted on - 17th January, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, College, Fulwood, History, Photos, Preston News, Redevelopment, Sharoe Green
The 39-bed care home is just off Garstang Road in Fulwood
The 39-bed care home is just off Garstang Road in Fulwood

Here’s how the former Little Sisters of the Poor care home looks now ahead of its redevelopment.

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Springfield Manor Gardens is the new name for the care home which has been sold to HBS Healthcare and will be operated by Spiral Health Community Interest Community.

The firm have released some pictures of how the nursing home currently looks ahead of its refurbishment.

A major planning application is expected for the site off Garstang Road, Fulwood, which is to include the creation of a new doctors surgery within the grounds of Springfield.

Lytham Road Surgery, Mediacom Surgery and ‘The Surgery’ – comprising Beach Drive Surgery, Moor Park and Dr Robb and Robb (with the latter two already merging) forming together into a new super-surgery.

Read more: This Fulwood doctors surgery is moving up the road

Spiral Healthcare have released the pictures below and say they want to reflect and preserve the history of the building which has stood for more than 120 years in Fulwood.

A spokesman for the firm said they had picked the name Springfield Manor Gardens as the original name for the care home was Springfield House.

A statement from the frim said: “”Spiral Health CIC assumed operational responsibilities for Springfield Manor Gardens – Formerly Little Sisters of The Poor – On 15th December 2017. Having signed a 15 year lease with the new owners of the building, HBS Healthcare, Spiral Health is excited to continue the excellent care that the Little Sisters have provided Preston with for over 120 years.

“HBS Healthcare is currently in the preliminary planning stages for a purpose built facility at the rear of the main building in an unused part of the grounds, to house a GP surgery. This will provide easier access to doctors for residents of both Springfield Manor Gardens and the surrounding area, without compromising the provision of care, facilities of the building, or the aesthetics of the property and gardens.”

Read more: Private hospital plans lodged for Preston

Here’s a look inside the care home, including an unknown fact about one of the buildings in the grounds:

This was originally a morgue that serviced all of Fulwood. It's now a garden shed.

This was originally a morgue that serviced all of Fulwood. It’s now a garden shed.

The chapel at the Little Sisters of the Poor

The chapel at the Little Sisters of the Poor

The kitchen of the care home

The kitchen of the care home

The stained glass of the new logo for the care home takes inspiration from the glass in the home's chapel
The stained glass of the new logo for the care home takes inspiration from the glass in the home’s chapel

Do you have any memories of the Little Sisters? What do you think about the plans for the site? Let us know in the comments below

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