Williamsburg Nursing Home To Close After Death of Nursing Home Employee
Williamsburg nursing home will close in December, and will be replaced by a new nursing home for residents of its former campus.
The Williamburg Nursing Home in William, Va., is to close in January, the Associated Press reported.
The state Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday it will purchase the former William-based nursing home and build a new facility in the same building.
William and Elizabeth Lillian Bowers were the first and only patients at the nursing home to die in the state in 2009.
They died of a respiratory disease, according to the AP.
The nursing home closed in January after a $6.8 million renovation and renovation was completed.
The new nursing facility will be a 2,000-bed facility.
The former Willliam-based facility will reopen next year, according the AP, but the new nursing complex is still in the planning stages.
Williamsville’s former residents will have the option of continuing to live at the William home or living in a different facility, according Health and Social Services spokeswoman Mary Bower.
A new facility for residents in the facility will begin construction in January.
The Lillian Lowers were among the first patients at William’s Williamland nursing home who died of the respiratory disease.
Elizabeth Lillie was an assistant nurse at the facility and died on Jan. 5, 2019, according ABC News.