Fred Dinenage MBE, has officially opened Abbotswood Court in Romsey, Hampshire – a purpose-designed care home, fully equipped to provide residential and dementia care, including permanent care, respite and day care services all under one roof.
The launch was held on Thursday 22nd October and was attended by The Romsey Town Mayor, Dorothy Baverstock and her Escort, Wendy Morrish, as well as the Chairman of Romsey Extra Parish Council, Chris Wesson, and representatives from the local community.
Guests were able to see first-hand the extraordinary attention to detail that has dictated the design of Abbotswood Court, courtesy of Hartford Care employees who acted as knowledgeable tour guides led by manager, Gemma Ridout-Bowden. They were also able to sample some of the chefs’ delicious home-made fayre and raise a glass to the arrival of the best possible care for older people in Romsey, whilst listening to an elegant harpist, Audrey Finnemore who delivered a fairy-tale of sounds throughout the afternoon.
Sean Gavin, Hartford Care’s CEO, welcomed guests to Abbotswood Court and commented “We are very proud of each of our Homes and Abbotswood Court is a product of all the experiences that we have enjoyed and learned from many years of providing great care. Our ethos at Hartford Care is simple – we seek to provide a caring, comfortable and happy environment where our residents can enjoy life to the full, secure in the knowledge that, in every respect, their needs are taken care of. Whilst the physical attributes of a home are important we believe that it is the people within our Homes that make them special – a place where care, comfort and companionship can be found.”
Fred Dinenage commented “Abbotswood Court is now the 4th Home within the Hartford Care family that I have visited and the 3rd that I have been invited to open. It is vibrant and stylish and yet I got the feel of being at Home. I don’t know how you do it! It is so clear that the staff always put your resident’s needs first and because of this Abbotswood Court continues to change my view of life in a care home for the better. Thank you for the warm welcome and the glass of bubbly, I wish you success and your residents a happy life within your care.”