Barchester Holds Key To Future Care At Queens Manor

Barchester Healthcare recently received the keys to Queens Manor Care Home in Edinburgh, enhancing the independent care home provider’s portfolio.

Lucy Duffin, the newly appointed General Manager of Queens Manor was delighted to accept the keys to the latest 60-bed property on Queensferry Road from the Project Construction Manager Jock Aide from construction company McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd, who toasted the event with a glass of bubbles.

Lucy Duffin said: “The builders have done a sterling job and the finish is second to none. Our expert interior design team has also added flair and luxury furnishings to the interior, completing the entire refurbishment in just two weeks!

“Our intention is to create a building that offers bespoke, high quality to our residents, where we can provide person-centred care to meet their individual needs. I look forward to welcoming our first residents in February.”

During the build more than 55,000 bricks were laid, 2,100 energy-saving light bulbs fitted, and in addition to 500m² of turf, 3,000 plants, trees and shrubs were used to create the landscaped grounds.

The new purpose built home, operated by Barchester Healthcare, will provide personalised residential and dementia care for 60 people within the city of Edinburgh. The home, since the launch of their show suite, have been hosting events for their neighbours in the local community, including life drawing classes, zumba, whisky tastings, and a special talk on innovations in dementia care by creator of Jelly Drops Lewis Hornby. The home also recently installed a ‘Magic Table’ the Tovertafel, a table-based digital learning tool that promotes stimulation and cognitive challenges through specialised games for people living with dementia.

Officially opening its doors to residents from February 2019, Queens Manor show suites are open 7 days a week between 10am-4pm, where the team will be on hand to answer any questions about the services available. Queens Manor will be inviting the local community in to see the home on their open weekend on the 2nd and 3rd of February between 10am and 4pm.