Duchess of Northumberland opens state-of-the-art new £12m care home in Alnwick

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A new £12m state-of-the-art care home in Alnwick has been opened by the Duchess of Northumberland.

The 86-bedroom facility at Beech Tree House, on Lisburn Terrace, joins Prestwick Care’s portfolio of residential care homes, many of which provide specialised care.

Her Grace, speaking at a socially distanced opening ceremony, said: “It is fantastic to see something of this scale and this standard come to Alnwick.

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“We are very grateful to the Malhotra Group for creating a site like this and choosing to do it in Alnwick.

The Duchess of Northumberland opens the new Beech Tree House care home in Alnwick.The Duchess of Northumberland opens the new Beech Tree House care home in Alnwick.
The Duchess of Northumberland opens the new Beech Tree House care home in Alnwick.

“It is especially heart warming, given the extraordinary circumstances in which we find ourselves, to celebrate something really good which has been developed for the benefit of our region.”

Along with providing nursing, dementia and residential care, the home is equipped with all the necessary specialist facilities to care for young, physically disabled people, bariatric residents and those with brain injuries.

Facilities include a coffee shop, cinema room and hair salon, along with a number of stylish residents’ lounges on each floor.

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Patient rooms have been designed to be both functional and attractive, with stylish fittings, smart bathrooms/wet rooms and flat screen TV’s.

Around half of the rooms at Beech Tree House are already occupied, with enquiries coming in from across the region.

Bunty Malhotra, chief executive of Prestwick Care which is part of The Malhotra Group PLC, said: “We are both delighted and grateful that the Duchess came to open our 14th home, which is one of our Platinum facilities and our largest to date.

“We are very confident that the facilities and services, particularly for bariatric residents and for neurological rehabilitation will benefit not only the people of Northumberland but of the whole region, for years to come.”

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He added: “We are absolutely committed to serving the people of Alnwick and its surrounding communities,” he said.

“Ours is a family business and the concept of family is completely ingrained in everything we do. To that end, the welfare of our residents – especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic – is paramount.”

Beech Tree House is Prestwick Care’s second Alnwick residential care home - after it purchased Hillcrest Care Home, off South Road in 2019.

It also sponsors Alnwick’s Christmas lights display.

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