Monmouth Assembly Member Nick Ramsay attended the official opening of the new Foxhunters community care home.
Situated on the Westgate Development on Iberis Road, Llanfoist, the £12 million home owned by Dormy Care Communities has created 120 new jobs including nursing, ancillary and administrative roles.
Mr Ramsay spoke to some of the staff and was given a tour of the home, which has 70 ensuite rooms, providing a mix of residential, nursing and dementia care.
The home features a cinema, bar, coffee shop, gym and hairdressing salon and a chauffeur service which residents can use to visit the local area and engage with community groups.
Foxhunters also has its very own chef, who creates a fine dining menu for residents to enjoy using locally sourced producers and suppliers.
Former BBC newsreader Sir Martyn Lewis CBE, unveiled a plaque to officially declare Foxhunters open. In an entertaining speech, Sir Martyn said that Foxhunters, “sets the standard,” and is leading the way for care homes across the UK. Mr Ramsay agrees.
“I think it is leading the way,” said Mr Ramsay.
“It’s an excellent development. It looks great from the outside, but having had a tour inside Foxhunters, it is far more impressive than I ever imagined. It really is state-of-the-art. It’s a great asset for Abergavenny and the surrounding area and great for everyone who lives and works here.
“Let’s face it, we’ve got an aging population, not just in Wales, but in the UK as well. So, we are going to have to cater for this in the future and homes like this are going to become all important. Foxhunters does exactly this, providing the highest standard of living and care for people starting a new chapter of their lives in Monmouthshire.
“Any business also welcomes the creation of new jobs, especially in this sector, are particularly important because it is a growing part of society, with an aging population in a growing part of the economy. It was good to meet with Dormy Care Communities CEO Helen Davies-Parsons and her team and I’m going to support them in any way I can as their Assembly Member.”
For more information about Foxhunters, visit: https://www.dormycare.co.uk/our-homes/foxhunters