THE RED ribbon on a newly refurbished and extended dementia care facility in Widnes has been cut by the Mayor of Halton Borough Council.
Mayor Cllr Margaret Horabin officially opened the revamped Rosewood Suite at Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, in Widnes.
The event was attended by fellow council representatives, including Quality Assurance Manager Benita Kay, alongside several community healthcare professionals.
Other guests included Barbara Meeks, managing director of Delivered Health Solutions, and senior management from the Hill Care Group, which operates Halton View Care Home.
The Knights Community Singers gave a performance for the visitors, with everyone enjoying a dance and sing-along with residents to mark the occasion.
The home’s Rosewood Suite, which provides specialist care for residents living with dementia, has been extended to provide care facilities for both male and female residents – having previously been a male only unit.
The refurbishment work included repainting and decorating all communal areas and the bedrooms received new furnishings, including bedding, flooring and kitchenettes.
Healthcare professional Zoe McEvoy, who attended the opening, said: “They have done an amazing job to transform the home.
“There was a vibrant atmosphere and the residents looked like they were having an amazing time.”
Fellow healthcare professional Benitta Kay added: “It was wonderful. Staff were very engaging and had big smiles and everyone was really enthused.”
Clare Richards, home manager at Halton View Care Home, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to mark the official opening on the newly refurbished Rosewood Suite.
“A special thank you to Mayor Cllr Margaret Horabin for cutting the ribbon, as well as fellow council representatives and community healthcare professionals.
“Community support is so important to us at Halton View Care Home and we’re glad we had such a great turnout for such an important opening for the home.”