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ITV's Dr. Hilary Jones officially opens Cheshire’s Newest Care Home!

Published: Thursday 18th June 2020

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Elworth Grange care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes, has held its official ‘virtual’ grand opening ceremony with the help of a very special guest of honour: Dr. Hilary Jones.
 
The care home, located on Booth Lane in Sandbach, will create over 50 jobs for local people during its first phase of recruitment and will provide a home for 66 people.
 
To celebrate the launch of the luxurious home, future residents and their friends and families, as well as the local community, were invited to join the Elworth Grange team ‘live’ on Facebook to safely watch the ribbon cutting ceremony. Staff virtually welcomed ITV’s Dr. Hilary Jones, who gave a heart-warming speech, crediting social care and key workers for their commitment to caring for the elderly.  He officially announced Elworth Grange as open as the staff team based at the home cut the ribbon on his behalf.
 
Dr. Hilary Jones said, ‘I am thrilled and delighted to be virtually here at the official opening of Elworth Grange. The care workers do an amazing job - keep up the good work, I am very proud of you and I think you are inspirational’.
 
Dr. Hilary, who has practised as a GP for over 40 years and has been the medical advisor on ITV morning shows since 1989 continued: ‘The work that Ideal Carehomes does to look after their residents is fantastic – supporting people through care and helping to alleviate the loneliness that some may feel is hugely important, both now and in the future ’.
 
Dr. Hilary enjoyed meeting the staff team and having a look around the home via an online link and said that he looks forward to visiting in person when he is able to do so. 
 
Regional Director for Ideal Carehomes in the North West, Christina Durnan, said, ‘I have been extremely excited to finally cut the ribbon and open our beautiful home – it was a pleasure to virtually meet Dr. Hilary and have him officially open Elworth Grange. Our team can’t wait to support our first residents and help them to live life to the full!’.
 
Christina continued, ‘Everything at Elworth Grange puts us at the forefront of care and with the established Ideal Carehomes team and policies behind us too, we have all we need to ensure the continued wellbeing of our residents and staff. The brand new build allows us to be completely on top of infection control from the very start and the large social spaces give us the means to social distance with ease.’
 
Ideal Carehomes Director, Stacey Linn, said: ‘We are so pleased to be opening our first luxury care home in Cheshire. Whilst our environments are second to none, it is our staff team who make our homes the best places to live. We are very proud of our newly recruited team, who encompass Ideal Carehomes ethos of person-centred care and really want to make a difference to the lives of our residents’.
 
Elworth Grange, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential care home boasting a hair salon, cinema room, Sky bar and spacious lounges overlooking landscaped sensory gardens. Ideal Carehomes provides staff with industry leading training, coupled with the latest care plan technology to ensure residents feel safe, relaxed and fulfilled as they move into the next chapter of their life. Residents at Elworth Grange  can enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities managed by a dedicated team of carers. For more information, contact Manager Chris Durnan on 0800 047 2997.  To see the virtual opening with Dr. Hilary Jones, head to the Elworth Grange Facebook page @elworthgrangecarehome or visit the Ideal Carehomes website www.idealcarehomes.co.uk