The Duke of Gloucester opens Oxfordshire home

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester has officially opened The Orders of St John Care Trust’s new care home, Wellford Gardens, in Wheatley, Oxfordshire.

The Duke toured the new care home and was introduced to residents and employees. During the visit, The Duke also unveiled a plaque marking the opening of the new care home.

Wellford Gardens offers round-the-clock personalised residential, dementia and respite care, delivered by an experienced team of professionals, for up to 65 residents. The home boasts a luxury transport service, hair and beauty salon, gym, private dining experiences, balconies with panoramic views, and dementia-friendly landscaped gardens.

Dorte Chandler, general manager at Wellford Gardens, said: “We were delighted to host a special visit by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester to mark the official opening of Wellford Gardens. It was a great opportunity to showcase the latest innovations in care and The Duke showed a keen interest in the important role care homes play for older people wishing to live life to the full, and the vital contribution we make to local communities.”

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester said: “This home has been designed carefully with all the lessons learned from previous homes. I hope all who come here will feel it’s the perfect care home and that all their needs are attended to. I hope all will be extremely happy here.”

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