Ken Clarke Gives The Grand His Seal Of Approval

Kenneth Clarke CH QC MPThe Right Honourable Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP officially opened The Grand Care Centre, a £7million purpose-built 82 bed care home in West Bridgford, Nottingham.

Designed by development-led care home operator New Care Projects and built by award-winning construction company, McGoff & Byrne, The Grand is a ‘New Generation’ care facility. 

Designed by architects, Street Design, with specialist clinical staff input, all the new requirements of the Care Quality Commission have been achieved.  The Grand is designed to provide the highest standards of safety, comfort and care.

The home features a high specification finish and is decorated by an interior designer creating stylish yet comfortable and practical spaces.  The well-appointed bedrooms benefit from en suite wet rooms, while the rest of the home offers a variety of communal lounges, dining rooms and secure landscaped gardens.  It also offers a cinema, gymnasium, Snoezelen, hairdresser and retail coffee shop.  Infection control and safety are all built into the finished environment.

Chris McGoff, CEO of New Care Projects, comments: “It is a huge honour to have Ken Clarke officially open The Grand and we appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the home and enjoy a pre opening tour.

“From the initial concept and design of the building, through to construction and recruitment, we have carefully considered every last detail of the home.  The Grand is our newest care home to date and we are immensely proud of it; from the ergonomic and energy efficient kitchens and laundry facilities to the retail coffee shop, we have been able to display our progressive approach to the provision of care homes.”

On opening The Grand, Ken Clarke said: “The Grand is a modern, high quality care home.  I’d like to wish both the staff and the residents well.”

Chris concluded: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming the first residents to The Grand next month and are committed to providing the highest possible levels of care delivery.  The home will have a team of professional staff, including qualified nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, carers and hotel staff who will deliver quality care with respect, dignity and compassion, and actively encourage residents to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

“Ultimately, we want our residents to experience a home-from-home environment and feel proud of The Grand; happy to invite family and friends to visit all the while receiving the very best care in their new home.”

The Grand will offer residential and nursing services, providing additional support and services to the local health economy.  It will also offer specialist dementia care with a dedicated facility.  Respite care will also be available.

New Care Projects operates two care homes in South Manchester, both of which have been awarded ‘Good’ across all five domains of care delivery by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).





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