The doors to a new £15m care facility on Liverpool Road in Formby have been officially opened by two of its first residents along with the Worshipful Mayor of Sefton, Councillor June Burns.
Known as Formby Manor, the expertly designed and purpose-built 76-bed care centre is already home to Eileen Bynoe and Jean Timmins who joined the Lord Mayor in cutting a red ribbon to perform the official opening and accompany her on a VIP tour of the new care facility.
Operated by New Care, Formby Manor will set new standards in Merseyside offering high quality, person-focussed care and an exceptional clinical offering that includes residential, nursing and specialist dementia care services.
Ensuring a home-from-home environment for residents, it boasts well-appointed private bedrooms with en suite wet rooms and a host of hotel-style services and communal areas including lounges, dining rooms and club rooms, a fine dining daily menu, hair salon, nail bar and concierge. Residents also benefit from secure landscaped gardens and a busy and varied programme of events.
80-year-old, Jean Timmins, commented: “Since the day I moved in just over three weeks ago, I have enjoyed living here at Formby Manor. I feel part of a warm and friendly new community and am looking forward to our family growing as new residents join us over the coming months. It was a privilege to officially open our wonderful new home along with the Lord Mayor.”
Councillor June Burns commented: “Formby Manor is a stunning care facility. It is evident that so much investment has gone into the development and the care home is superb, offering exceptional care services. It was a pleasure to meet the team and take the first tour around to see the high quality of care, exceptional interior and fabulous quality of life that residents will have at Formby Manor. I am very impressed.”
CEO at New Care, Chris McGoff, added: “We are thrilled that the Lord Mayor was able to take time out of her busy schedule to officially open Formby Manor for us. We are incredibly proud of the care facility and were delighted to give her a preview tour. The cutting of the red ribbon with some of our residents was a truly memorable way to mark the occasion.”
Formby Manor was financed by Puma Property Finance. Investment director Tony Throp added: “We have a long record of working with experienced care home operators and are pleased to have continued our support of New Care by financing this latest development which will deliver high-quality care for residents of the Formby area.