Letter of the week: 'We put up with something we didn't want - other Hartlepool residents should do the same'

The lad at Merlin Way where the home will be built.
The lad at Merlin Way where the home will be built.

I read the recent article regarding the proposed care home at Bishop Cuthbert, and the comments made by Silverbirch Road resident Mrs Nicholson.

I find it quite remarkable that, in her opinion, a care home is not needed in that area as it is a family estate and would be a complete waste of time as there is already Hartfields just down the road.

Well, let me put the record straight.

Hartfields is not a care home, it is a retirement village.

Does this lady really think that care should only be provided in other areas of the town?

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I do hope she never is in the terrible dilemma of having to place a loved one into care as my family had to.

Some families have had to look outside of town for a placement.

Bishop Cuthbert is a growing area with young and old alike.

We at Hartfields didn’t want a play park on our doorstep but we got one for your children to play on and we have to put up with it.

So I suggest you do the same regarding care for the elderly.

Christine Ward,

Hartfields,

Hartlepool.

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