Television presenter Fiona Phillips was the guest of honour at the opening of a new £11 million Hallmark care home in Tunbridge Wells.
Fiona, who is also an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society cut the ribbon in front of 100 interested guests as part of Chamberlain Court Care Home’s official grand launch event.
Guests were invited to view the 72 bed residential and dementia care home’s facilities, which include a £50,000 cinema, hairdressers, barbers, therapy room and café. Other design innovations include a walk in and musical therapy bath, a celebrations room which can be reserved for functions, an outdoor activity room and an aviary.
Speaking at the launch, Fiona Phillips said: “It is a joyous place already! The workers are wonderful and it is amazing to see such passion and enthusiasm for good care. It’s like a lovely hotel but the workers make it a home. It is a community already and it is important to acknowledge the impact and importance of that, especially when it comes to the care of older people who can often feel isolated.”
Hallmark Care Homes managing director, Avnish Goyal said: “I am delighted that Chamberlain Court Care Home in Royal Tunbridge Wells is now officially open and welcome all of our new team into the Hallmark care home family.
“I am proud of everyone who has been involved in the building and opening of the care home, including Goldfinch Developments and the team involved in the grand launch. We are looking forward to making Chamberlain Court a part of the community providing outstanding care for residents in the future, enabling them to live life to the full.”