A Grand Opening for the ‘Best of Bournemouth’

Our Best of Bournemouth Grand Opening event on 7th September was a fantastic success.  We celebrated with lots of visitors AND great weather!

More than 100 attended the event. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth, Cllr Lawrence Williams and Mrs Elaine Williams, cut the ribbon to officially open Great Oaks. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth were joined by two residents of Great Oaks.  Derek and Jack, along with Derek’s partner Vi, all helped cut the ribbon. The day was made even more special as it was Jack’s birthday and everyone joined in to sing him Happy Birthday.

Best of Bournemouth

The Best of Bournemouth theme saw guests treated to delicious treats prepared by Great Oak’s team of professional chefs.  They created a culinary display of classic British favourites with a modern twist. They prepared the dishes using only locally sourced ingredients including home-grown vegetables and herbs from the care home’s garden.

Live music was played by Spectrum String Quartet, which complemented the idyllic location of the care home. Great Oaks is discreetly located within a private woodland setting on Poole Lane. The event gave attendees the opportunity to have a tour of the purpose-built 80-bed care home.  Its state-of-the-art facilities are designed to enable staff to provide the highest standard of 24 hour, personalised care.  This helps to ensure residents are comfortable and happy in their surroundings.

In the heart of the community

David Hines, chief executive of Encore Care Homes, said: ‘‘Our home is your home and we were honoured to be able to share it with everyone who attended the grand opening of Great Oaks. At Encore we believe it is so important to design, build and manage a care environment which allows our carers and residents to flourish. The design of the building enables us to be able to offer residential, nursing, dementia, palliative, respite and day care due to its ‘wing’ design.

‘‘We pride ourselves on having created a care provision which is suitable to all within the community. The rural setting of Great Oaks belies its convenient positioning within the heart of the town. It is ideally located to serve the communities of both Bournemouth and Poole. We currently have 14 residents since opening in June and look forward to welcoming more over the coming months.’’

The Grand Opening was a fantastic celebration. We were joined by local healthcare professionals, residents, family, friends and the community. Thank you to everyone who joined us on such a special day.

If you were unable to attend the grand opening, our doors are always open.  To arrange a private viewing of the home, please call our Home Admissions team on 01202 476960 or drop in for a visit!

Great Oaks is the latest addition of an established family of care homes managed by Encore Care Homes. Encore also manages two other care homes in Dorset and Hampshire. Fairmile Grange in Christchurch and Hamble Heights in Fareham.

At the heart of its care culture, Encore is committed to providing respect, dignity and wellbeing to all residents. As a reputable employer, only the kindest and most qualified healthcare professionals are employed. Regular in-depth training and development programmes are also provided to all staff.