The Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford officially opens Wykewood care home!

7 October 2021

Wykewood opening

Earlier this week, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford visited our new £5 million specialist nursing home, Wykewood, to mark its official opening.

During the event, the ribbon was cut by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Beverley Mullaney, alongside Wykewood’s Commissioning Home Director Sharon Burton. They were also accompanied by senior Exemplar Health Care executives, residents and commissioners.

During her visit to the new care home, the Deputy Lord Mayor met Wykewood’s service users, toured around the new home, and spoke with the home's care team.

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, Beverley Mullaney, said: “Wykewood’s staff work really hard to ensure the highest quality of care is provided for the residents. I am delighted to have been invited to the home and to take part in this opening.

“The team at Exemplar Health Care gave me a tour of the home and showed me how each room is tailored and personalised to each resident’s needs. It is great to see so many locals working together to provide quality care for the residents at the Wykewood home.”

Sharon Burton, Commissioning Home Director at Wykewood said:

“We’re so thrilled to have opened Wykewood and to have received a warm welcome from the Deputy Lord Mayor, Beverley Mullaney.

“All our colleagues have a real passion for ensuring we deliver quality care for every resident, and we’re looking forward to becoming a part of the local community.

“Our goal at Exemplar Health Care is to contribute to the community by employing local people – and we are pleased that we have been able to recruit local nurses and carers to support our residents, with more opportunities still available."

Comfortable living

Wykewood is equipped to provide specialist nursing care for 40 adults living with complex needs, including people living with complex dementia and long-term mental health conditions.

The home has four ten-bed units, across three floors - as well as a therapy room that provides a dedicated space for rehabilitation. The home is surrounded by a large landscaped garden, that’s been designed with accessibility in mind, and is ideal for parties, events and activities.

Careers at Wykewood

There are career opportunities available at Wykewood for Nurses and Health Care Assistants, and other team members.

If you’d like to join the team, please visit our careers page to find a role that’s right for you.