Great Oaks, a brand new residential, nursing and dementia specialist care home located in Bournemouth, has officially opened its doors.

The luxurious 80-bed care home has opened following a successful Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection and is now ready to welcome residents to the home for residential, nursing, dementia and palliative care. Short-term respite stays are also offered at the home, which is discreetly located within a private woodland setting on Poole Lane.  The idyllic location of Great Oaks offers residents a restful atmosphere, which is enhanced by the landscaped garden; featuring raised flower beds and a vegetable patch, which green-fingered residents are welcomed to help maintain.

Great Oaks is a purpose-built care home with state-of-the-art facilities; designed to enable staff to provide the highest standard of twenty-four hour, personalised care and ensure residents are comfortable and happy in their surroundings.

The architecture of Great Oaks has been designed with large windows and verandas to ensure a light and airy space is created throughout the home to promote healthy wellbeing. All bedrooms are generously sized and create a spacious and bright place for residents to call home. Each has a private en suite wet-room with movement-triggered lights, touch-sensitive lamps and underfloor heating.

Ian MacDonald, home manager of Great Oaks, said: ‘‘I am thrilled to welcome our first guests to Great Oaks. I lead an incredible team of care professionals and we’re proud to be able to offer such brilliant care facilities within a beautiful and secluded woodland area. Our doors are always open and visitors are welcome to pop in any time to meet the team, have a look around and enjoy the peacefulness of the landscaped gardens.’’

Great Oaks is managed by Encore Care Homes, which in partnership with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, opened Fairmile Grange care home in Christchurch last year. At the heart of its care culture, Encore Care Homes is committed to providing respect, dignity and wellbeing to all residents. As a reputable employer, Encore only employs the kindest and most qualified healthcare professionals, which it invests in by providing regular in-depth training and development programmes.

For more information visit or call 01202 087444 to speak to a member of the team, or to make an appointment to view Great Oaks.