Have a look inside new OAP hub

Visitors will be able to have a first glimpse of South Tyneside's new OAP hub.

Haven Court, the borough’s new centre for integrated health and social care for older people, will be hosting an open day on Wednesday, July 27, before services commence on August 1.

The event will run from 10am to 4pm and local people are invited to drop in for a preview of what the £9 million development in the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields, will be offering.

Haven Court has been built by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, on behalf of the council, to provide a wide range of high quality support and services, including residential, day and respite care, and rehabilitation for older people, particularly those with dementia.

During the open day, there will be guided tours of the 80-bedded centre, which also has rooms for medical consultations and assessment of people’s needs, and which will be a source of information and advice, as well as help to use technological aids to support independent living.

Dr Bob Brown, the trust’s executive director, nursing and patient safety, said: “Haven Court is an exciting, innovative development of which everyone in South Tyneside can be very proud. It will improve the health and wellbeing of our growing ageing population, and the increasing numbers of people with dementia, by providing integrated health and social care in state-of-the-art surroundings now and into the future.

“I hope that people take advantage of the open day to get a flavour of what this facility has to offer.”