208 years ago Hoy­lake Lifeboat dis­as­ter

Cheshire Life: De­cem­ber 2018

Cheshire Life - - Nostalgia -

Hoy­lake has one of the old­est lifeboat sta­tions in the UK, set up in 1803. It was just seven years later, on De­cem­ber 22 1810, that the lifeboat was called to help a ves­sel called Trav­eller which had gone aground in the Mersey es­tu­ary in a storm.

The lifeboat was over­whelmed by a huge wave and eight of the crew died. A statue in their mem­ory was un­veiled out­side the lifeboat sta­tion in Hoy­lake on the 200th an­niver­sary of the dis­as­ter in 2010.

The in­creas­ing el­derly pop­u­la­tion has led to in­creas­ing choice, and it can be dif­fi­cult to know what’s best. At Bupa Brookview, si­t­u­ated a stone’s throw from Alder­ley Edge, tai­lor­ing care to the in­di­vid­ual is our pri­or­ity.

We’ve pro­vided care for more than 13 years; we do our ut­most to make sure each res­i­dent feels at home in a friendly, sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment.

The team at Brookview work hard to help new res­i­dents set­tle in, tai­lor­ing an ac­tiv­ity pro­gramme when they first ar­rive to help them take part in things they en­joy.

Most pop­u­lar are ac­tiv­i­ties such as cof­fee morn­ings, arts and crafts, days out and monthly events.

Rated ‘Good’ in the lat­est Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion as­sess­ment, Brookview of­fers a va­ri­ety of care with ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing short stay, nurs­ing, de­men­tia and pal­lia­tive care.

Gen­eral man­ager Stephen Mcmy­lor says, “What makes Brookview spe­cial is the peo­ple - the res­i­dents them­selves who love to stop for a chat or say a cheery hello and our team, who do all they can to make sure ev­ery­one has ev­ery­thing they need and feel set­tled. “The res­i­dents and team re­ally make the place.” In­di­vid­ual di­ets are catered for and there are a va­ri­ety of rooms avail­able to suit dif­fer­ent needs. Why not drop in for a cup of tea and a chat? al­ter­na­tively call 01625 839 666 to speak to us about what op­tions might suit you.

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