A Wirral care home will open its doors to the public for celebrations to mark a national open day focused on creating community relationships.
The Hazelwell, a residential, nursing, palliative and respite care home in Heswall, will join thousands of other care homes around the UK taking part in Care Home Open Day on Friday, April 20 (10am-4pm).
The 55-bed care home opened in July, 2016 and has been rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social services in England.
The idea behind Care Home Open Day, now in its sixth year, is to encourage local people to visit care homes in the community and work together to build long lasting relationships.
The suggested theme in 2018 for Care Home Open Day is ‘linking communities’ so The Hazelwell is inviting the general public to visit the home for a special buffet lunch. Visitors will also get the chance to meet new care home manager Kathryn McGuiness, who has taken over from Liza Millington.
Kathryn said: “As the new care home manager of The Hazelwell, I’m looking forward to the opportunity of meeting members of the community from Heswall for this special Care Home Open Day.
“These are exactly the type of events we want to be involved in as a home as they are fantastic for building relationships with the local community and bringing generations together.
“Our residents are already starting to get excited and there is a real buzz around the home about it. I sincerely hope the people of Heswall and beyond will join us in making this year’s Care Home Open Day a day to remember.”