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Ayr Care Home Officially Opened by MSP

An Ayr care home has held an official opening ceremony, giving guests the opportunity to see the home’s interior and meet its specialist care team.

Greenan Manor, operated by Scottish care home provider, Meallmore Ltd, was officially opened on Monday 6th December by Siobhian Brown MSP. Ms Brown joined residents, staff and guests for the celebrations and unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the official opening of the care home.

A number of activities were held throughout the day, including a string trio, a magical performance from a local magician, and plenty of canapés and drinks.

Siobhian Brown MSP gave a speech to mark the home’s official opening alongside Managing Director of Meallmore, Gerry Hennessy.

The state-of-the-art care home opened to residents in January 2021. With changes to Covid-19 restrictions, the home was able to safely celebrate its belated opening ceremony.

The official opening comes weeks after Meallmore was awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Accreditation, recognising its commitment to its people. Fewer than 1,000 organisations in the whole of the UK currently have IIP Gold Accreditation, and only 62 of those are classified as care providers – with just six in Scotland.

Greenan Manor is led by care home manager and experienced nurse, Elaine Hughes, who is well established in the care industry with over a decade of experience.

Elaine Hughes, Care Home Manager at Greenan Manor, commented: “2021 has been a challenging year for everyone. We opened our doors back in January but we were unable to mark the occasion due to government lockdown restrictions. Fast-forward nearly a year later and we are incredibly grateful to have celebrated our belated opening.

“The event was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our home to the local community. It was a great day, and we would like to extend our thanks to Siobhian Brown MSP for officially opening the home.”

Siobhian Brown, MSP for Ayr, added: “The official opening of Greenan Manor was a fantastic event, celebrating the vital service the care home provides to the local community in Ayr. Everyone should feel immensely proud of all their hard work over the past year, and I am honoured to have played a part in the official opening of the home.”

Gerry Hennessey, Managing Director of Meallmore, said: “After recently receiving the prestigious IIP Gold accreditation, our celebrations have continued with the grand opening of Greenan Manor. Our staff have truly gone above and beyond to deliver an exceptionally high standard of care for our residents, and we are thrilled to recognise this with the home’s official opening.

“We had a fantastic day of celebrations, and we would like to thank Siobhian Brown MSP for marking the occasion by opening the home.”