The Mayor of Poole, Councillor Philip Eades led the celebrations as he cut the ribbon to officially open the suite of refurbished rooms, commenting afterwards:
‘I was incredibly impressed with the standard of the refurbished rooms at the Magna Care Centre. It was a real pleasure to officially open the new rooms and wish the staff and residents all the very best for the future.’
Cllr Eades then joined residents, staff and friends of the home to enjoy live entertainment provided by singer Amy Street as they ushered in the exciting new era for the home in style.
The Arrowsmith Road home, part of the Caring Homes group, provides residential, nursing and end of life care for up to 65 people and Manager Heidi Williams has been overwhelmed by the positive feedback on the new rooms:
‘We have been delighted with the response to the rooms, which further enhance the high quality care we pride ourselves on delivering. With so much positive work going on in and around the home at the moment, it is an exciting place to be!
I would particularly like to thank everyone who attended our launch event today, including Councillor Eades, who helped to make it a special day for all of the residents and staff.’
The news comes in the wake of recent recognition for the home’s growing reputation in training student nurses, with a special invitation to participate in a day ‘Celebrating Nursing in Challenging Times’ at the University of Bournemouth.
Located in the picturesque village of Canford Magna, near Wimborne, Magna Care Centre provides residential and specialist nursing care for up to 65 elderly people. The home is run by the family-owned Caring Homes Group, which was founded in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffery.