Glorious Gloria opens Bexhill care home

Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095128001
Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095128001
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TV and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford was guest of honour at the official opening of Southlands Place Care Home yesterday (Saturday, April 30).

She brought some glorious sunshine with her when she arrived at the Hastings Road home to cut the ribbon, alongside general manager Brigid Sedourand.

Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095140001

Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095140001

Gloria spent several hours touring the new complex and chatting with many of the home’s residents.

The tour included a sunlit walk around the gardens to the soothing sounds of the Sussex String Quartet.

She rounded off her visit over lunch with members of the home’s staff and special guests.

Southlands Place is a privately owned nursing care home which can accommodate 72 residents aged 60 plus.

Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095042001

Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095042001

It offers a purpose-built care environment tailored to residential and nursing needs, as well as dementia care.

It offers modern, purpose-built communal facilities, en suite bedrooms and relaxing outdoor spaces.

Specialist care categories include: Alzheimer’s, cancer care, colitis and Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, head/brain injury, hearing impairment, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, orthopaedic, Parkinson’s disease, speech impairment, stroke and visual impairment.

All pictures taken by Derek Canty.

Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095116001

Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095116001

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Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095105001

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Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095008001

Gloria Hunniford opens Southlands Place Care Home, in Hastings Road, Bexhill. Photo by Derek Canty. SUS-160105-095008001