Broxbourne Nursing Home has officially opened its doors on Wednesday 27 July to residents needing care in Hertfordshire.
This £10.9m investment from Hertfordshire County Council will help to meet the increasing demand for care services in Hertfordshire, more than doubling the provision of council-funded beds in the borough. Forty per cent of the 77 beds in the nursing home are council funded, ensuring local people enjoy the very best standard of care within their local community.
The nursing home, which is wholly owned by Hertfordshire County Council and managed by Gold Care Homes, has been built with sustainability and innovation at the heart of it.
“We are looking to raise the bar in the care sector with Hertfordshire’s newest nursing home,” said Cllr Richard Roberts, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, at the official opening event. “Broxbourne Nursing Home showcases best practice in design, build, innovation through technology and personalised care. It also helps local people to stay within their community, retain their independence and carry on living healthy and fulfilling lives.”
Cllr Roberts was joined by Ravi Gidar, Chairman of Gold Care Homes, and Margaret, the very first resident of Broxbourne Nursing Home, who cut the ribbon to officially open the nursing home.
Ravi said: “The delivery of this flagship home has been a fantastic achievement and testament to the commitment of the team at Gold Care Homes who have worked in close partnership with Hertfordshire County Council over the past couple of years. We look forward to enriching the lives of residents in our care by bringing them joy, happiness and fulfilment.”
Cllr Tony Kingsbury, Executive Member for Adult Care at Hertfordshire Council also visited the home to talk to residents and family members. He added: “Having looked around today, it’s really clear that Broxbourne Nursing Home exemplifies our approach to care for older people in Hertfordshire.
“We want to help people to carry on being independent as they grow older and to be looked after in a place that really does look and feel more like home, in somewhere they feel comfortable and safe.”