MP JOHN Hayes delighted staff and residents at Holbeach Hospital nursing home in a number of ways.
He was there to officially open the new day care facility, but surprised everyone by his knowledge about the home’s newly accredited Gold Standards Framework award, which recognises high standards of care.
“We felt really proud of what we have obtained and that has been recognised by such a lovely gentleman,” said the home’s manager Loraine Wigston. “I am very proud of all our staff and very proud of what we have achieved.
“He was very knowledgeable and gave a moving speech about the award. He chatted with residents, their families and staff and enjoyed a walk around to look at the many changes that have taken place over the past few years.”
The day care was introduced at the beginning of the year for up to ten people three days a week to replace other services that have closed in the community.