Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Cardiff has unveiled its £700,000 refurbishment to the general public with help from the Mayor Councillor Monica Walsh and Welsh rugby star Rhys Webb.
Shire Hall, which provides residential, nursing and dementia care, revealed its entire home refurbishment with tours for over 50 interested guests at an official grand launch event.
As part of the makeover, the home now boasts an old-fashioned pub, a gentleman’s barbers, a hair salon, café, activities room, garden lounge, farmhouse kitchen, cinema, and sensory lounge.
Bosses hope the new additions will improve the living experience for the 90 residents.
General Manager at Shire Hall, Karen Grapes said: “I was so pleased to be able to host such a successful re-launch event for Shire Hall. We were proud to welcome the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of Cardiff Cllr Monica Walsh to officially re-launch the home after our extensive refurbishment.
“We were also delighted that Welsh rugby star Rhys Webb was able to attend and enjoy the day with us and we would like to thank Britain’s Got Talent finalist Melanie Gilpin for providing fantastic entertainment.
“We look forward to ensuring Shire Hall continues to offer outstanding relationship-centred care to all of our residents.”
The Lord Mayor of Cardiff and rugby star Rhys Webb who plays scrum-half for the Ospreys, opened the home and revealed an official plaque which marked the end of the homes 13th month refurbishment.
Britain’s Got Talent finalist Melanie Gilpin from Bridgend, South Wales also sang for residents and guests at the special event.
The singer reached the finals of Britain’s Got Talent with her 16 year old son in May of this year.