Care home staff and guests were delighted when Frank Ross, Edinburgh's Right Honourable Lord Provost officially opened Edinburgh’s newest care home, Queens Manor on Queensferry Road, by unveiling a plaque at a recent opening ceremony at the home.
The Lord Provost greeted residents and guests, and gave a speech before unveiling the plaque, marking the formal opening of the home. During their visit, invited guests were given tours of the home, and were treated to a selection of refreshments as well as entertainment throughout the home, including live music from a string quartet and a singing performance from a choir.
The new purpose built home, operated by Barchester Healthcare, provides personalised residential and dementia care for 60 people within the city of Edinburgh. Since the launch of their show suites, the home has been hosting events for 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.
Lucy Duffin, General Manager at Queens Manor said: “We are all very excited about the opening of Queens Manor our newly appointed team have really enjoyed meeting new residents and their families, as well as the Lord Provost.”
Lucy continued: “Barchester brings over 25 years’ experience in expert care to Edinburgh, which means residents and their relatives can feel safe in the knowledge that they are in trusted hands.”
Frank Ross, Edinburgh's Right Honourable Lord Provost said at the event; “we are delighted and honoured that Barchester have created a new home to take care of our loved ones with the best quality care available. Moving into a care home is one of the bigger decisions we make in our lives so it’s a wonderful thing to have Queens Manor here in the city of Edinburgh, it already feels like home.”
The new facilities offer high quality care for 60 individuals, and provide 100 new jobs within the Edinburgh area.