Haughgate House Nursing Home in Woodbridge has officially unveiled a £1.5m extension at a special celebration ceremony.
The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes group, has undergone a major refurbishment programme to provide a new range of facilities in keeping with the 1920s home, whilst providing modern and comfortable rooms for residents and staff.
The new 12-bedroom extension was officially opened by Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, who has a special connection to Haughgate House. Major Cobbold is a descendant of the Ipswich-based Cobbold brewing family, for whom the house was originally built.
Alongside the extension, works have included a completely new kitchen, laundry and staff room facilities, in addition to two new communal day rooms to be enjoyed by residents The extension has also enabled the home to create eight new job roles.
The opening was part of the home’s summer fete which took place on Saturday 31st August, welcoming residents, their relatives, staff, VIPs and members of the local community.
Home Manager Judith Morgan-Worrall confirmed, “We are extremely proud to have formally unveiled our new and improved home. What a marvellous day we have all had.
“Haughgate House is steeped in local history, so the refurbishment project has been carefully planned to respect and protect the historic parts of the building, whilst ensuring our home has everything we need to care for our residents and provide a modern environment in which our staff can work.
“It was very special to be joined by Major Cobbold, who officially unveiled the building, marking a new era for this home, which was built for his family so many years ago. I would like to extend my personal thanks to Major Cobbold for his time and energy.
“We have worked very hard to make Haughgate House a wonderful place for our residents, but also a key part of our local community. We look forward to making today’s Haughgate House a ‘home from home’ for many residents in the years to come.”