RESIDENTS at a Malpas care home have welcomed the completion of a million pound refurbishment.

Prospect House, in High Street, marked the occasion with an expertly created afternoon tea by the home’s award winning chef, Paul Wright, in the newly decorated and furnished residents’ dining room.

The dining room is just one aspect of the investment made into improving the facilities at the care home.

The residents’ main lounge has also been given a glazed conservatory, which opens directly onto courtyard garden area.

The lounge in the specialist dementia care area also now features a conservatory, which also opens onto its own dedicated courtyard garden area for dementia residents and their families to enjoy.

Following consultation with a consultancy team the kitchen has now been extended into a fully professional catering kitchen and adds to the much larger dining room, which was developed in consultation with the home’s in-house chef.

In addition five new bedrooms, a new assisted bathroom and a dedicated hairdressing salon for use by the home’s on-site hairdresser has also been added.

Sharon Dodds, registered manager at Prospect House, said: “Through consultation with family and friends we asked how could we improve our facilities for the benefit of our residents.

"In response to the feedback received we set about an 18 month programme of development to enhance our residents quality of life and experience of living at Prospect House.

"We are delighted to have had the opportunity to fulfill these requests and couldn’t have wished for better results, the transformation is stunning.”