MP for Welwyn Hatfield Grant Shapps did the honours as Country Court Care launched its latest home in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
The Tory MP performed the opening ceremony with Deputy Mayor of Welwyn Garden City Councillor Barbara Fitzsimon and Country Court Care CEO Abdul Kachra.
Mr Shapps said: “This is really a fantastic addition to our community in Welwyn-Hatfield. We are going to need a lot more care over the next few years. By 2025, there will be a million people with dementia in this country. It is very important we have this quality of care.”
Built on the old site of the Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital, Oakview Lodge is spread over three floors and will boast room for 64 residents, a hair salon, a tea room, a relaxation spa, a pub (called the Hatfield Arms), a cinema room, a family room and numerous lounges/communal areas.
Oakview Lodge in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, is the fourth of five care homes to be developed in partnership with LNT Construction.
Managing Director Alykhan Kachra said: “It’s a very proud day for me and my family to open our latest home in Welwyn Garden City. It give so much satisfaction to see how many lives we are going to improve and make better through the quality of the facilities we have here.”