Brave Jack opens Doncaster care firm’s new offices

Jack helps to open the new Prestige Doncaster officer with mum Vicky, step-dad''Jonathan and Mike Dooley (right).
Jack helps to open the new Prestige Doncaster officer with mum Vicky, step-dad''Jonathan and Mike Dooley (right).

A brave Doncaster youngster who suffers from a number of serious medical conditions has opened the new offices of the company which provides his care.

Jack Kirsopp, aged eight, who has a severe neurological condition, unveiled the new premises of Prestige Nursing + Care’s Doncaster base.

He was joined by his mum Vicky and step-dad Jonathan for the ceremony, carried out at the firm’s new home at Phoenix House in Sandall Carr Road.

Due to expansion the company has moved out of its premises at Hall Gate.

Prestige helps Vicky to provide care for Jack who has complex medical needs that include Supra Nuclear Palsy, Bulbar Palsy, scoliosis of the spine, global developmental delay, hiatus hernia, gastrostomy and a specialist tracheostomy.

Vicky said: “When we were asked to open the new offices we were only too happy to do it as they have been so helpful to me and Jack.

“Whilst I am Jack’s main carer having the care team at Prestige has taken some of the strain off me and the support they provide is fantastic.”

Prestige Nursing + Care Doncaster managing director Mike Dooley, said: “We were so pleased when we knew Jack would open the new office. He is an amazing little boy and we are proud to be helping to provide his care.”

Jack has had numerous hospital admissions throughout his life and his parents have even been told to say their goodbyes on one occasion.

He requires around-the clock care and even when sleeping, he is connected to a machine which monitors breathing.

Every four hours his windpipe has to be checked over.