A Hastings nursing home, which was regenerated and expanded with a new wing last year has become one of the areas latest susccess after winning a prestigeous award.
The Laurels Nursing Home, Hastings Old Town, had it’s 26 bedroom Rochester Wing officially opened by TV presenter Gloria Hunniford last July. Later that year it was announced that The Laurels had been shortlisted as a finalist in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards in the Best Regeneration Project category. The Awards are highly respected within the healthcare industry and aim to promote and recognise the very best developments in all types of care-related property. The Award categories acknowledge the contribution made by home owners, designers and architects to the well being and quality of life for those in their care.
The Laurels was awarded Runners up in the Best Regeneration Project Category at the awards ceremony, held at the Lancaster London Hotel,
On presenting The Laurels’ proprietors, Baljit and Jas Thind with their Award, Jon Chapman from Pinders said: “The judges look to reward quality of care, achieved through quality of design, rather than design alone.”
The Laurels, which currently employs 70 highly professional local people, was visited earlier this year, by Pinders Judges, who along with announcing they were finalists, presented a cheque for £500 to The Laurels’ chosen local charity, the RNLI.
The Laurels’ owners Baljit and Jas Thind chose the Hastings RNLI because of the vital part it plays in the town. Jas said: “The Hastings Lifeboat is on call 24 hours a day manned mainly by volunteer crew. The RNLI is a very important and very active part of the Hastings Old Town community. Their lifeboat is now 27 years old, maintenance and upkeep is rising constantly – it seemed an obvious choice to make a contribution to the local team.”
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