Catterick care home undergoes £600,000 refurbishment

Rosedale Nursing and Care Home welcomed Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer and MP for Richmond, to open the newly refurbished lodge.

Rosedale Nursing and Care Home in Catterick Garrison has undergone improvements worth £600,000.

The care home, part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG), invited Chancellor and Richmond MP Rishi Sunak to cut the ribbon on the site’s lodge unit.

Prior to covid, the lodge offered residential dementia care, but with the advent of the pandemic in 2020, the home moved those living in the lodge into the main building to free up beds for North Yorkshire County Council, which needed them to ease the pressures on overstretched hospitals.

The unit was staffed by a team of Rosedale staff during the pandemic to allow elderly patients with milder covid symptoms to be cared for away from a hospital setting until they were well enough to return home.

In 2021, when the hospitals no longer needed the additional beds, and with those living in the main building now well-settled, the decision was made to refurbish the lodge and relaunch it as a private residential unit.

It was opened on Friday, April 29 by the MP, alongside executive chairman and founder of Maria Mallaband Care Group, Phil Burgan.

Phil said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, to launch the new-look lodge at Rosedale, and to meet some of the incredible staff here who gave so much during the pandemic.

“It was opportunity to showcase the vital work we do in this sector.

“The lodge was a much-needed resource during Covid and will be important for the community going forwards too. This was a wonderful way to usher in its new phase of life.”

During his visit Rishi Sunak MP met with some of those living at Rosedale Nursing and Care Home and their relatives, as well as members of the staff team and all of those that gathered.

He also met with the three nominees of the MMCG annual care awards from Rosedale.

Beth Moffatt, who is nominated for housekeeping highflyer, Dawn McIntosh who has been nominated for deputy manager of the year, and Mercy Aspiras, who has been nominated for inspiring nurse of the year.

Care home manager Victoria Brown: “The Chancellor took a real interest in our brilliant staff, their incredible work, and how we were able to support our NHS partners during the pandemic.

“It felt fantastic to be able to share what we do here with such a senior member of the government.

“And it was a great way to re-launch the lodge which has been given a new look and a new purpose.

“We are so grateful to Mr Sunak for making the time to be here for this special occasion.”