The Cheval Roc Nursing and Residential Home is reopening this week after being closed for over 18 months following a landslide.
The Lavender Villa Care Group has invested over £1.5 million into works to stabilize the cliff face at Bonne Nuit, which included 1,000 'soil' nails up to 10 meters long.
The soil nails were installed by Geomarine over a 12 month period.
Pictured: Cheval Roc is perched on the cliff overlooking Bonne Nuit Bay.
The last resident to leave the home in March 2016 was 91-year-old Betty Machon and she is now going to be one of the first to return. She is one of two original residents who will be returning to Cheval Roc along with seven new residents in the first week.
Her son Leslie Halls, says: “I am really pleased she’s moving back into Cheval Roc. I chose the home for her originally after visiting all the others in the Island. It stood out as a state-of-the-art building with the most stunning views and most importantly I was confident that they would provide the level of care that she needs. I thought that if I was choosing a home for myself then this is where I would choose to be.
“It will be lovely to see her back in her room overlooking the harbour. I am confident that all the work has been done and that they only moved her originally as a precaution. The staff at Cheval Roc are lovely and Maggie came to visit my mother recently to ensure everything would be easy for her return. I am very happy to see the home re-opening and my mother back in the place I chose for her.”
Cheval Roc has a total of 39 superior rooms, all en-suite, with some of them enjoying a sea view over Bonne Nuit Bay. The home has created 40 jobs for the local care sector.
Pictured: Two of the original Cheval Roc residents will be returning to the nursing home this week.
Nick Bettany, Director, LV Care Group, says: “We are so pleased to announce the re-opening of Cheval Roc and we are looking forward to welcoming back our staff and residents. It’s been a long period of work and investment but we can now open with complete confidence. We are very grateful to Hartigan and Geomarine for the high-quality work they have done.
“We are fully focused on raising the standards of care across the Island. Cheval Roc is an important addition to the Group and it’s also a major step in our mission to make sure everyone has access to the care they deserve. As a local company rooted in the community, we feel best placed to deliver this.”
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