Jersey residential home Maison de Ville facing closure

A Jersey residential home faces closure as it will not meet regulatory standards coming into force in 2013.

The Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft, said although Maison de Ville was staying open for the time being it would eventually close.

He said within two years Maison de Ville would not meet the new standards set by the Jersey health authorities.

He said the home was well run with a team of dedicated staff but it was out of date and its rooms were too small.

The constable said it had been under threat of closure for a decade and while the hunt for a new site provided other possibilities within the parish, its address in Clarendon Road was the most suitable.

As a short term fix, the parish wanted to close a corridor rather than have empty rooms dotted around the home.

Mt Crowcroft said: "The Parish is fortunate in that it has two other residential homes in its portfolio, so that we are optimistic that as opportunities arise residents or staff can be transferred to one of our other homes."

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