Hallmark Care Homes has pioneered new ground with what is believed to be the first virtual opening of a care home due to COVID restrictions.
The industry leading care provider hosted the virtual launch of its £12m, 77-bed, Hutton View care home in Essex last week.
Announcing the launch, Hallmark Care Homes Managing Director, Ram Goyal said: “I am delighted that Hutton View Care Home is now officially open and we welcome all of our new team into the Hallmark Care Homes family.
“I am proud of everyone who has been involved in the building and opening of the care home, including the Savista Developments Team and the team involved in the grand launch.
“We are looking forward to making Hutton View a part of the community providing high-quality care for residents in the future, enabling them to live life to the full.”
During the special event, guests were invited to hear about the vision of the how the home was created, participate in a panel discussion with Hallmark’s dementia and relationship centred care experts and take a virtual tour of the home’s state-of-the-art facilities.
Around 300 local businesses and care professionals logged on to hear from Hallmark Care Homes Chair and CEO of Savista Developments, Avnish Goyal, and Ram as well as witness the all-important ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the home.
During the event, guests were also encouraged to tweet in their questions, thoughts and comments with £5 donated to Hutton Community Centre for every tweet received using the hashtag #HuttonViewLaunch. Hallmark then generously raised this to £5,000 to support the community centre’s plans to refurbish the kitchen and social areas by spring 2021.