Oakdale Care home welcomes first resident

Betty Banbury

Oakdale Care’s Kingfisher Court in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire has officially welcomed its first resident.

Betty Banbury moved into the home last month home prior to its official opening (see Oakdale and LNT team up on new home).

Paul Quirk, home manager at Kingfisher Court, said: “The team and I have been in the home for a month now, completing our training and inductions, so we were absolutely thrilled to open our doors and welcome our first resident.

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“Betty is an absolute joy, she is being spoilt by all the staff and enjoyed being the first resident for a while, before she was joined by our second resident, Joyce Langdon.  We have lots of other rooms reserved and can’t wait for our next residents to move in to join Betty and Joyce in all the activities!”

Kingfisher Court includes 66 bedrooms with en-suite facilities, a garden room, library, cinema, hair and beauty salon, landscaped gardens and English tea room complete with balcony areas.

The home has been designed and built by LNT Care Developments.

Betty said: “The tea room on the first floor is just lovely.  It is a nice place to go and relax and enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake.  My family enjoy visiting and my great grandchildren look forward to the cakes!  I can’t wait for the summer when we can sit out on the balcony and watch the world go by.”

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