On July 4th 2012, St Georges Nursing Home officially opened its doors and our first residents have already moved in.
Former HTV presenter, Richard Wyatt, was the master of ceremony, introducing the Mayor of Weston-super-Mare, Councillor David Hitchins, who cut the ribbon and declared St Georges Nursing Home open.
Pupils from St Georges VA Church Primary School, who had visited us during the building’s development, returned to sing some songs for our guests who were made up of of the local community, as well as representatives from Castleoak who built our wonderful home.
Whilst St Georges Nursing Home’s director, Dr Martin Wyatt, gave visitors a tour, the rest of the group made its way into the garden where time capsules, put together by St Georges VA Church Primary School, were buried. They filled four capsules with things that represent 2012. One capsule will be dug up every five years.
Richard Wyatt then announced the winners and runners-up for the naming of the garden. The school’s pupils and been drawing how they thought the garden could look in the future and came up with some wonderful names. The winning entry went to Thomas Fox who came up with the name “Jubilee Garden” for our beautiful gardens. He was presented his prize by the Mayor. Runners up were Liberty and Jenna Hall.
Following this, we left the now-called Jubilee Garden and headed upstairs to enjoy a buffet lunch in our Dining Room.
Below are more photographs from our opening day.