Dr Hilary 'blown away' by new care scheme

Daily Echo: Dr Hilary Jones, centre, with Colten Care chairman Ian Hudson and home manager Jackie Hampton. Dr Hilary Jones, centre, with Colten Care chairman Ian Hudson and home manager Jackie Hampton.

ONE of the nation’s favourite doctors has praised a new multi-million-pound dementia care scheme.

Dr Hilary Jones said he was “blown away” by the £8.5m facilities at the Linden House complex in New Street, Lymington, which has created 100 jobs.

The TV doctor was speaking at a public open day at the home run by Lymington-based Colten Care.

As previously reported, the 60 residents at the home will be divided into four “house groups” that aim to generate a sense of safety, security and togetherness and will have access to a cinema, hair salon and cafe.

Dr Jones said Linden House acts as a shining light for the rest of the care sector.

He said: “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the attention to detail at Linden House. It’s stunning.”

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