New £4m care home about to open doors

A NEW multi-million-pound care home complete with its own cinema and residents’ bar is due to open in Blyth this week.

Built on the site of the former Plessey Road School, the Ridley Park care home will start taking in residents on Monday.

Run by the Gateshead-based Hadrian Healthcare Group, the new home has created more than 60 jobs.

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell and town mayor Robert Parker will be on hand tomorrow to officially open the £4m home.

Besides a cinema and bar, the home is equipped with a hair salon, newsagent, bistro and library.

Home manager Morag Horn said: “Ridley Park will completely turn people’s perceptions of a stereotypical old-fashioned care home on its head.

“Providing outstanding care to residents is a priority for us, and I am excited to be able to start delivering our very special and unique standard of person-centred care.”

The 59-bedroom development will include specialised suites providing residential, nursing and dementia care.

Ridley Park will be the Hadrian Healthcare Group’s tenth home. It is the only one in Northumberland.