A NEW wing at a care home in Whitby aimed at providing additional facilities for the residents was formally opened by the Marquis of Normanby.
The marquis also handed over certificates for the government’s Investors in People gold and champions awards recently gained by the home.
The £650,000 development at Peregrine House Care Home will provide eight new beds as well as a new laundry, staff training facilities, a store room and food store and a new entrance and reception area.
There is also a new secure internal courtyard and additional work will enable residents to enjoy a secure garden.
The development was supported by HSBC’s Commercial Banking team in Scarborough.
Peregrine House Care Home has been owned and managed for the last 15 years by Dr Kevin O’Sullivan and his wife Teresa.
He said: “We are delighted that the Marquis of Normanby was able to find the time to open the new wing at Peregrine House.
“The new facilities will add a really positive atmosphere to the home for the benefit of residents and staff.
“As well as improving the look and feel of the home, the extension provides us with additional bedrooms, which are greatly needed to develop the high level service our members of staff provide to residents.”
David Robson, commercial manager at HSBC’s Scarborough Commercial Centre said: “The new wing at Peregrine House will help to ensure the care home continues to offer leading facilities for residents for many years to come.
“Peregrine House is a strong business with a well developed business plan. I’m very pleased that the company has chosen to bank with HSBC for the last fifteen years and our local presence has helped us work closely with Dr O ‘Sullivan, ensuring that we have been able to support his plans for Peregrine House.”