Video: Polegate care centre relaunch

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A care home in Polegate has officially launched its new facilities after undergoing a £320,000 refurbishment.

Lewes and Polegate MP, Norman Baker, officially cut the ribbon to mark the completion of the works at the BUPA run Polegate Nursing Centre on Friday (November 15).

MP Norman Baker visits refurbished Polegate Nursing Centre.

MP Norman Baker visits refurbished Polegate Nursing Centre.

He was joined by the Mayor of Polegate, Malcolm Cunningham, and staff and residents from the care home which is based at Blackpath.

The nursing home, which cares for older residents and provides convalescence, palliative care, Parkinson’s disease care and respite, underwent a £320,000 refurbishment, which included new equipment to help provide a high level of care for residents.

After cutting the ribbon to officially mark the relaunch of the care home and the opening of the new facilities, Mr Baker and Cllr Cunningham joined staff, residents and guests at a celebratory event inside the centre.

They enjoyed entertainment from top local entertainer Marco the Magician, afternoon tea and the chance to see the new facilities.

Home manager Louise Crowther said she was ‘delighted that the new facilities were now open.

She said: “We’re delighted that Mr Baker and the mayor could support us in opening our new facilities, which will help us to provide the highest level of care for our residents with the best facilities and equipment.”

As well as the home’s new facilities, it also offers activities for all of its residents.

Activities include arts and crafts, games, exercise sessions and beauty therapy.

The home is often visited by local entertainers and musicians who perform for the residents and there is also a mobile library. For details about The Polegate Nursing Centre visit www.bupa.co.uk and search for the home.