The doors to the £12.5m Hamptons Care Centre, off Heyhouses Lane in St Annes, have been officially opened by the care home’s first resident, Joan Wightman.
Having only just moved in a few days earlier, Joan, aged 92, who is from Lytham, was joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, John and Geraldine Singleton.
The Hamptons, which is a 76 bed care facility, has welcomed nine residents, with 20 further residents scheduled to move in this month.
The Mayor of Fylde, Coun John Singleton JP, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to visit The Hamptons and I am honoured to have officially opened this superb care facility, alongside the delightful Joan Wightman. I wish all the residents and the staff all the very best.”
Chris McGoff, chief executive at New Care, said: “The cutting of the red ribbon with our first resident Joan was a truly memorable way to mark the occasion.”
Mark Menzies MP said: “Making sure we have the facilities to look after the aspiring needs of our ageing population is a key priority for me and I was really impressed by the facilities, as well as the friendly, professional team.”