Sanctuary Care has unveiled a premium £6m residential and nursing home in Chester, its first in the north-west city and its “most luxurious” to date.
Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home, which is positioned alongside the Countess of Chester Hospital, was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Chester Cllr Hugo Deynem, who was given a guided tour to see the facilities available for residents.
The home features 74 en-suite bedrooms and provides residential, residential dementia, nursing and palliative care, as well as intermediate care where patients recuperate following a hospital stay before returning home.
The nursing home is Sanctuary Group’s first care operation in Chester and is the latest of a series of significant investments in the area, which include the regeneration of Blacon Parade and new residential housing in Avonlea, Malpas and Lache.
Mr Deynem said: “I am really impressed with the facilities at Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home, which is a great addition to the local community. It was a pleasure to open the home and meet residents who are already enjoying this wonderful development from Sanctuary.”
Mark McCarthy, managing director of Sanctuary Care, said: “I was very proud to show our special guests what is, without doubt, our most luxurious home to date. At Sanctuary Care we believe in providing kindness at the heart of our care, so it means so much to me to see that we already have residents happily settled into their new home, being cared for by our dedicated team.”
The home also boasts light and airy lounges and dining rooms, a cinema room, hairdressing and beauty salon, a treatment room and a private dining area for residents and their loved ones to enjoy special family occasions, as well as sensory gardens, under floor heating and Wi-Fi.