A NEW care home in Selby has had a Royal visit to mark its official opening.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester visited Osborne House in Union Lane yesterday, to meet residents and their families, and also to meet staff.

The first residents of the care home - which not only cares for the elderly, but also has a specialist care unit to help adults with complex care needs - moved into the home just before Christmas.

Wendy Conn is the managing director of healthcare for Crown Care, which operates Osborne House, and said: "We are very proud of Osborne House and absolutely delighted to welcome HRH The Duke of Gloucester to open it and to meet some of the residents. The facilities are fantastic."

On his visit, the Duke also unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening of Osborne House, which has 74 en-suite bedrooms and has created up to 100 jobs for the town.

For more information on the care home, go to crowncaregroup.co.uk