Sir George formally unveiled the plaque at Wessex Lodge, a brand new 40 bed nursing home in Whitchurch.
"This is a high quality building, with every modern amenity one could ask for. I was impressed by the size of the lounge, the quality of finish and the friendliness of those who worked there."
Residents of Berehill House - next door - will begin to move in to the new home next week, and Berehill House will then be upgraded to the same standard.
Wessex Lodge is owned by Mr Braganza, who owns two other nursing homes; and the Matron is Veronica Bovill. The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Paula Baker; and the Mayor of Whitchurch, Irene Clarke, were present along with the local vicar Rev Kelvin Inglis.
Speaking before the opening, Sir George welcomed the new building. "This will free up family accommodation in the town, as elderly residents move into Wessex Lodge and continue to live in Whitchurch. It will also provide about 50 jobs, mainly for local people. And with the shortage of nursing home beds in the county, this is a welcome new facility."