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New £9million care centre for the elderly in Hull is named after 'Bee Lady' Jean Bishop

Jean Bishop (centre) pictured at the naming of the centre. Credit: ITV News

A new £9million care centre aimed at transforming care for the elderly has been named after Hull's 'Bee Lady'.

Jean Bishop, who is 95 and has raised £119,000 for the Age UK charity while wearing her trademark bee costume since 2000, has been honoured at the unveiling of the development in east Hull.

The integrated care centre - based on the site of the former David Lister School - will primarily treat elderly patients with long term conditions who have been referred to their GP as being at risk of hospital admission.

It will be open seven days a week in the hope of reducing the number of people unnecessarily admitted to hospital.

It will be known as The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre when it is completed in April 2018.

Jean Bishop has been an ambassador for Age UK for so many years and we are delighted we can name this new centre after her to truly recognise what she has done for this city and Hull's communities.

Jean has helped people to maintain their independence. It's what we are all about in the NHS, keeping people healthy, happy and independent in their own homes wherever possible - and Jean is a brilliant advocate for that.

– Emma Latimer, chief officer at NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group

The building also includes a home for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service's East Hull crew, which is currently based at the Southcoates Lane station.