Marmaduke care home in Hull celebrates its first year anniversary

16 May 2022

Marmaduke care home in Hull

Our Marmaduke care home in Hull, marked its first anniversary last week with cakes, food and gifts!

Marmaukde, which opened its doors to its first resident last May, had undergone a £2.9 million refurbishment to provide Hull with a new state-of-the-art, specialist nursing home supporting adults living with complex mental health needs and neuro-disabilities.

The home opened in Spring 2020, and is currently home to 16 residents with complex needs. In September 2020, the home was officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini.

At a party held at the home last week, staff and colleagues who have been working at the home since it first opened were awarded gifts, including bracelets and watches.

Marmaduke’s Home Manager, Sarah Kirk, at Exemplar Health Care, said:

 “I cannot believe a full year has passed but what an amazing year it’s been. Marmaduke is now a welcoming home for 16 service users and a great place to work for 60 colleagues.

I am so proud to have been part of the past year and creating such a beautiful specialist home for those who need support.

At Exemplar Health Care, we are passionate about employing as many local people as possible and we are pleased that we have been able to welcome local nurses and carers from across Hull to support our residents.”

About Marmaduke

Marmaduke has 18 large bedrooms across two units, each with an en-suite wet room. We’ve found that this small group living provides a homely and supportive environment, which is more responsive to people’s needs.

We encourage people to personalise their rooms so that it feels like home, whether that’s a full re-decoration or encouraging people to bring special items that are filled with fond memories.

The home also has communal dining and living space, as well as a sensory and therapy room which provides a dedicated space for rehabilitation.

Marmaduke is surrounded by a large landscaped garden, that’s been designed with accessibility in mind, and is ideal for parties, events and activities.

Make a referral

We have over 35 homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands, North East and North West that provide a welcoming and supportive environment where people can feel at home, continue to do the things that they enjoy, and remain closer to family, friends and loved ones.

If you want to speak to someone about making a referral to one of our homes, please contact our Referrals Team on 01709 565777 or email

Careers at Exemplar Health Care

If you or someone you know is interested in working with people who are living with complex needs, Exemplar Health Care offers a range of rewarding careers. Find out more about your career options and our vacancies here.