Hazelhurst Nursing Home at Bishopswood, Ross-on-Wye has recently been acquired by Herefordshire Care Homes,

Hazelhurst Nursing Home is set in 18 acres of land, and currently registered for 44 with outline planning for another 13 rooms and a separate specialist Dementia Care Unit. Herefordshire Care Homes will review the planning permission with staff and the local authority before announcing any next steps in relation to redevelopment.

Karen Rogers, CEO said: “I am looking forward to getting to know the residents, their families and the staff in the coming weeks, and enhancing the care and experience they already receive. We aim to be outstanding in all our homes and have a reputation for being the first choice for care provision in the county."

Ms Rogers has been looking to strengthen the nursing home offer for the group and she is also keen to stay within Herefordshire. She added: "We have a belief that choosing to live in a care or nursing home is increasingly a preferred choice for many older people, reducing loneliness and isolation and giving people back friendships and a sense of purpose."

This belief is lived-out in Herefordshire Care Homes where the occupation of residents is the main priority. HCH has links with employers, schools, local colleges, theatre groups and also have a wide range of volunteers who support people with activities such as gardening using polytunnels, acting, swimming, private dining, walking groups, poetry, baking and whatever people choose to do. There is a strong focus on good health, which includes regular exercise and good nutrition.