Residents were delighted when Sir John Madejski officiated the opening of Bramley’s newest care facility, Barchester’s Cherry Blossom Manor care home, at a VIP ceremony yesterday.
Sir John greeted residents and guests before revealing the plaque, formally opening the home. Everyone was treated to a hot buffet and given tours of the purpose built home, run by national care provider Barchester Healthcare.
After the tour of the home, Sir John Madejski said: "I've just had a fantastic look around and think that every aspect has been considered thoroughly. Barchester has such a good track record and has really done it right with this extraordinary building.
"Everything one would want in a care home can definitely be found here. It really is second to none."
Sir John also helped Robbie Allaway, a pupil from Bramley C of E Primary School, cut the celebratory cake. Robbie gave Cherry Blossom Manor its name back when the build began last year.
Cherry Blossom Manor opened its doors to residents in December. The 77-bed home provides quality care to the local area offering residential services and dedicated dementia care in Barchester’s unique Memory Lane Communities.
John Ferguson, General Manager at Cherry Blossom Manor said: “The residents and staff alike have really enjoyed meeting Sir John. The new facilities will provide high quality care for new residents, which is a huge boost to the local community’s care. There’s a lot of interest in this new home and the superb quality of care that we offer in a modern, purpose-built setting.”