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Fishwick pupil wins competition to name new £3m nursing home

Posted on - 18th January, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fishwick, Preston News, Schools
L-R: Karen Walsh, Head of Customer Engagement at Exemplar Health Care with Kian, Chloe and teacher Lucy Wheeler from Fishwick Primary School

A new specialist nursing home will be known as Ribble View after a naming competition with Fishwick Primary School pupils.

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Specialist nursing care provider Exemplar Health Care worked with the school to find a name for its new Fishwick home on Church Avenue.

A judging panel chose Year 6 pupil Kian’s suggestion of Ribble View as the winner due to its relevance to the local natural area and connection with local communities.

Kian was awarded with a Samsung Galaxy tablet and an invitation to the official opening of the home in Autumn 2019.

The pupils’ creativity also led to Exemplar choosing Year 5 pupil Chloe’s suggestion of The Little Flower Garden for the name of the garden. Chloe received a £50 Amazon voucher and an invitation to join Kian at the opening.

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Vicki Conway, Headteacher at Fishwick Primary School said: “We are thrilled to have been involved in the naming of Exemplar’s new home in Preston.

“The new home is very close to our school and we were humbled that the Exemplar team engaged with the pupils, which gave them an opportunity to learn more about the home and its residents, and most importantly – to choose its name!”

With 26 homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands and the North West, Exemplar provides specialist nursing care homes for adults with complex needs arising from neuro-disability, brain injury and stroke, enduring mental ill-health, autism, learning disability and early-onset dementia.

Work recently started on the Ribble View site on Church Avenue. The home will provide high-quality specialist care for up to 30 adults.

The home will also create dozens of jobs, with recruitment details expected to be released soon on the Exemplar website.

What do you think of the new home’s name? Let us know in the comments below.

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