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Cardinal Opens and Blesses New Catholic Nursing Home in Eastcote

posted on 28 September 2006

A new 60-bed nursing home at Eastcote, for elderly retired priests, religious sisters, laity and others, was officially opened and blessed by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-OConnor on 19 September.  St Vincents Nursing Home is on the site formerly occupied for almost 100 years by the renowned St Vincents Orthopaedic Hospital, which is now demolished.  St Vincents today is a beautiful purpose-built nursing home with ensuite facilities, separate dining rooms and lounges, an activities programme, landscaped gardens and an 80-seat chapel.

The Board of Trustees include John Davern, Chairman, who has been actively involved on the Board at St Vincents for 28 years, and directors Alan Edmondson, Dr Margaret Price, Philip Jukes, and Jacquie Scott.   After the blessing of the building, Cardinal Cormac presented Mr Davern with a Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal, conferred by his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, marking his long-term commitment to the project.  The Cardinal joked that the home was so wonderful that I would like to book my place for the future.

'St Vincent's has always maintained a wonderful reputation over the years and it has been our aim to continue this and our complete trust in the Lord has ensured our success said Mr Davern.  Now that the home is open he continued, it is very apparent that we are already achieving this as the current residents are extremely satisfied with their new home.

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posted on 28 September 2006

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