Deputy Lord Left Lieutenant of Edinburgh, Edward Green recently unveiled the brand new luxury show suites at Queens Manor Care Home on Queensferry Road, where he cut the ribbon to the completed part of the home with an enormous pair of scissors.
Assisted by Fiona Moncur, divisional director of Barchester Healthcare, Deputy Lord Left Lieutenant of Edinburgh Edward Green was also joined by the new team members of the home, including Sarah Wyse, dementia unit team leader, Dean Archbold, head of maintenance, Emma McMartney, head housekeeper and Courtney Moncur, the home services advisor, who were all there to welcome new visitors on the day.
The show suites at Queens Manor Care Home, run by Barchester Healthcare, was fitted out by Barchester’s team of expert interior designers and provides the local community with an opportunity to see what the finished 60-bed care home will look like when the build is complete. The show suite features spacious en-suite bedrooms and a lounge as well as a large assisted bathroom, all of which are designed with the comfort of residents in mind.
The home will also include a café and private dining room, a cinema and activities room, concierge service, en-suite bedrooms with garden access from ground floor rooms, as well as a life enrichment programme of tailored activities, seasonal menus and an in-house hair salon.
As the Deputy Lord Left Lieutenant Edward Green cut the ribbon, he said: “On behalf of the people of Edinburgh, I'm delighted that Queens Manor will be a new addition to our city. My uncle received expert care and attention during his experience in a Barchester care home, where he lived on for over 10 years. I will always be grateful for that time we had with him. Without proper care, I doubt we would have had that privilege.”
Fiona Moncur added: “We’re so pleased to meet so many lovely people for the first look around of the home. Our show suites are a wonderful way for people to come and see the type of high quality environment that we are creating for the residents we will care for, and meet the staff we will employ.
"Personalised care really is at the heart of everything we do, and we are looking forward to welcoming meeting our new neighbours and making new friends from within our community."