There was a ribbon cutting by Councillor Ian Graham, Sheriff and Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle, and resident, Michael Tittley, (63), to launch the home’s refurbishment, which is part of Akari Care’s £15 million investment programme in its homes throughout the UK.
To celebrate the refurbishment, the home threw open its doors for members of the community to look around the fresh new premises and there was musical entertainment during the morning by local singer, Sheridan Locke, and a visit from Animal Antics in the afternoon, which brought a wide variety of weird and wonderful animals for residents and guests to enjoy.
As part of the refurbishment at the home, all bedrooms and en-suites have been fitted with new carpets, vinyl flooring, furniture, curtains and lighting to make the rooms more comfortable and appealing for residents.
All communal areas, including the lounges, dining rooms, corridors and reception areas have been redecorated with new furniture, curtains and pictures.
Residents can also make a trip to the hairdressers in the comfort of the home, as a small shower room which was rarely used has been converted to a hair dressing salon.
The exterior of the building has also been given a fresh new look, with some windows replaced, new doors and the tarmac has been replaced to make access to the building easier for visitors.
Based on Fawdon Lane, Park House provides nursing care for up to 50 elderly residents.
Ann Mielnik, Manager at Park House, said: “The environment of a care home is so important to the well-being of the residents and everything is geared towards achieving positive outcomes for the people who live in our homes.
“This investment and redecoration will make a real difference to the quality of life for our residents and it was fantastic to show off our new look to members of the local community.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to Councillor Ian Graham, Sheridan Locke and Animal Antics, who made the open day even more special.”