A new £12.5m care centre has been opened by the Mayor of Fylde and its first resident in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.
Ninety-two year old Joan Wightman was joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, John and Geraldine Singleton, to officially launch New Care’s Hamptons Care Centre.
Fylde Mayor Councillor Singleton said: “It was an absolute pleasure to visit The Hamptons and I am honoured to have officially opened this superb care facility, alongside the delightful Joan Wightman.
“The care home is like a hotel; inviting, stylish and very comfortable, while the team at The Hamptons is inspiring. I wish all the residents and the staff all the very best for the future.”
The 76 bed ‘new generation’ care facility, has welcomed nine residents with a further 20 to move in this month.
The home, which will provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, offers hotel-style services, including fine dining, a hair salon, nail bar, concierge and a busy and varied programme of activities and events.
Chris McGoff, CEO at New Care, said: “We are thrilled that The Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde were able to take time out of their busy schedules to attend the opening event at The Hamptons. We are proud of the facility and were delighted to show them around. The cutting of the red ribbon with our first resident Joan was a truly memorable way to mark the occasion.”