The nursing home is situated within the grounds of Gibraltar Care Village, comprising the 95-bedded care home and 36 independent living apartments.
Gibraltar Nursing Home’s Home Manager, Tanya Hannant, was bursting with pride when she told us: “achieving the five stars is an amazing achievement and a true testament to the continuous hard work of our culinary team. They ensure that everyone living with us enjoys their favourite home cooked meals as they would at their own home. Our trained chefs aim to make all meals nutritious and well presented, but also fun and exciting, using local produce where possible.”
The team at Gibraltar Nursing Home have innovated special meals for individuals who might have difficulty swallowing. To make pureed meals look more appetizing they often put pureed foods into specialised moulds, or pipe them into shapes to make them look as good as they taste; it’s possible to make mushy peas look like fresh peas straight from the pod.
Local MP, David Davies, visited the home recently, in order to meet its oldest family member. Ellen, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, chatted to David about her life and living at the nursing home.
He told us: “it was great to meet Ellen and hear about her fascinating life. Gibraltar Nursing Home are doing a brilliant job providing great quality care, and their newest achievement of gaining the five star food hygiene rating is a shining example of this.”