St Anne's, a Chepstow nursing home, has invested £500,000 to create a new 12-bed care unit in addition to the 33 nursing beds the home already provides.

The new facility will ensure 24-hour residential care for people who are in the early stages of dementia or confusion.

The unit is in a former manor house in Welsh Street, which once accommodated more than 20 nursing residents. This sits within the grounds of the existing nursing home and has been totally redeveloped as a quality purpose-built care facility for 12 people.

Each of the new residents will enjoy their own spacious bedroom and modern facilities such as en-suites, wet room showers, personal televisions and free WI-FI.

On the ground level is a large communal lounge, dining area, and access to the home’s well-laid secure gardens.

David Liles, the home manager, said his primary focus is to provide the best facilities for both residents and the team caring for them.

He said: “We want to provide our residents with a safe, secure, relaxed environment and at the same time support the care team to attend to each resident’s medical, physical and cultural needs.”

The investment has also created 20 new nursing and care-giving jobs, and St Anne’s is now actively recruiting for the team who will look after the new residents.

David Liles said: “Our ethos at St Anne’s is to create a homely and friendly environment where all staff and residents are treated as valued individuals.

“We know that our team can only provide the best care when we give them with the best tools to do so. When we developed the new unit, we did so to the highest specifications available.”

St Anne’s care home sits in its own grounds at Crossways Green on the outskirts of the town of Chepstow. With the launch of its new unit, the home will employ a total of 60 staff, and offer 24-hour care to 45 residents.