Aberdeen home opens new £2m extension enabling long-term nursing care
Rubislaw Park Care Home in Aberdeen has officially opened its new £2m extension, which will allow the facility to give long-term nursing care, along with care for residents with dementia.
The home used the occasion of its annual garden party to mark the official opening.
The extension will offer the home an addition 16 rooms plus associated dining, social and recreational areas for residents.
Approximately 20 new jobs have also been created at the home, which was awarded its first ever grade six marks by the Care Inspectorate earlier this year.
It also retained its grade fives in the areas of quality of environment, and quality of staffing.
The official opening was performed by Ross Thomson, Scottish Conservative MP for Aberdeen South, who was assisted by residents Bert and Jean Inkson, celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary on the day.
The care facility has been the focus of ongoing investment programme since its acquisition by family-run business Rubislaw Care LLP.
So far, work has involved the rejuvenation of rooms and lounges and the creation of a new restaurant, a bar, a private function room, a spa salon and a library.
Ross said: “I was delighted to accept the invitation to attend the annual garden party and officially open this new extension. This latest investment will improve the offering even further, providing more rooms and space for recreation and socialising. Importantly, it will also create 20 new local jobs. I wish the business every success in the future.”