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The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Exeter rated Outstanding by the CQC

The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Exeter rated Outstanding by the CQC

A care home in Exeter that goes out of its way to establish links with the local community has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated The Old Rectory Nursing Home, in Old Tiverton Road, Exeter Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Wild West birthday celebrations at Surrey nursing home

Wild West birthday celebrations at Surrey nursing home

Cowboy hats and checked shirts were the order of the day as Belmont House Nursing Home in Surrey celebrated a year of providing first-class nursing care to the local community with a Wild Wild West Party. Belmont House, run by Caring Homes, is a purpose built nursing home in the principal town of Sutton. Offering the highest standards […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Nottingham’s Wren Hall is rated an Outstanding nursing home by Care Quality Commission

Nottingham’s Wren Hall is rated an Outstanding nursing home by Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Wren Hall Nursing Home in Selston, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding.    Wren Hall is a large nursing home for older people, most of who are living with dementia. Wren Hall provides accommodation for 53 people.   Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents, relatives and carers eagerly await egg-citing new arrivals at care home

Residents, relatives and carers eagerly await egg-citing new arrivals at care home

Residents, relatives and carers at Tall Trees nursing home have been eagerly waiting for the patter of tiny claws this week as they welcomed chicks to the home following an Incredible Eggs delivery. The eight chicks have all hatched out and have been doing the rounds at the home meeting all residents who are not […]

19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Children benefit as Telford nursing home donates dolls house to nursery

Children benefit as Telford nursing home donates dolls house to nursery

A Telford nursing home has donated a much-loved dolls house to children at a local day nursery to help develop their imagination and interaction.   Kind-hearted staff from Myford House Nursing Home in Horsehay have given the Georgian-style dolls house to ABC Nursery in Lightmoor Village.   Debbie Pugh, manager of Myford Housing Nursing Home […]

30th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home nurses across the country celebrate International Nurses Day

Care home nurses across the country celebrate International Nurses Day

Nurses working at Shaw healthcare care homes across the country were each presented with a box of chocolates in celebration of International Nurses Day last Friday. Shaw healthcare has 147 qualified nurses working throughout their services, with senior management wishing to show their appreciation of their hard work and dedication demonstrated by its nurses. Suzanne […]

16th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Rugby nursing home marks VE Day with special event

Rugby nursing home marks VE Day with special event

A Rugby nursing home has held a special party to commemorate the 72nd VE Day.   Staff and residents at Willow Tree Nursing Home held the event which marked the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies on 8 May 1945, a day which heralded the end of the Second World War in Europe. […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Yeovil nursing home enters into three month pilot initiative to relieve pressure on hospital wards

Yeovil nursing home enters into three month pilot initiative to relieve pressure on hospital wards

A Yeovil-based specialist dementia-care home has entered into a pilot with Yeovil Hospital in a new initiative to help further improve patient discharge from the hospital’s acute wards.   Acacia Nursing Home on Hendford Hill, run by Camelot Care, is working with the Trust on a three month pilot to use six beds for patients […]

21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
Older people’s care expert Lindsay begins national fellowship

Older people’s care expert Lindsay begins national fellowship

An ‘inspirational’ manager at a family-owned care home provider has won a coveted place on an older people’s care fellowship course at the UK’s top university for nursing. Lindsay Rees beat off strong competition from applicants across the country to join the one-year programme at King’s College London. The group-wide Care Operations Manager at Colten […]

13th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Will this be another of Phillip Hammond’s bad hair days?

Will this be another of Phillip Hammond’s bad hair days?

  The Registered Nursing Home Association comments on the costs of ‘Funded Nursing Care’ and the impending tipping point for elderly care: The Royal Commission on Long-Term Care for the Elderly, published in July 1999, called for free nursing and personal care to be available for all.  In the event, only nursing care was deemed […]

16th March 2017 | By | Reply More
As Better Care Fund fails to deliver have lessons been learned for the future?

As Better Care Fund fails to deliver have lessons been learned for the future?

“Integrating the health and social care sectors is a significant challenge in normal times, let alone times when both sectors are under such severe pressure. So far, benefits have fallen far short of plans, despite much effort. It will be important to learn from the over-optimism of such plans when implementing the much larger NHS […]

8th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Five entire hospitals’-worth of extra beds had to be opened every day last winter  Pressure on beds in the NHS in England has become so acute that on any given day last winter, the equivalent of more than five extra hospitals’-worth of beds had to be brought into service to cope with surges in demand.  […]

29th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Competition and Markets Authority to review care homes market and customer experience

Competition and Markets Authority to review care homes market and customer experience

The CMA has today launched a market study into care homes for the elderly, to review how well the market works and whether people are treated fairly. By its very nature, the need to find a care home can come at a distressing time, with decisions taken in challenging circumstances. The Competition and Markets Authority’s […]

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Care operator expands with purchase of Slough care home

Care operator expands with purchase of Slough care home

Windsar Care Ltd has completed the acquisition of a former care home in Slough to refurbish and open as a newly developed home providing nursing care for elderly clients. Funding to support the purchase of the care home has been provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland.   Burnham House has been closed since July […]

17th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Nursing home residents knit Remembrance Day poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion

Nursing home residents knit Remembrance Day poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion

Surrey nursing home residents knit Remembrance Day poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion. The Women’s Institute along with staff and residents at Huntington House Nursing Home in Surrey have been getting crafty for charity making beautiful knitted poppies using wool from the Ryland sheep who reside within the grounds of the home. […]

11th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Glenrothes nursing home host 106th birthday party for a special lady

Glenrothes nursing home host 106th birthday party for a special lady

Preston House Nursing Home in Glenrothes, Fife was delighted to host a birthday party for a very special lady who celebrated her 106th birthday last month. Euphemia Mitchell, or “Phemi” as she is known was born on 20th October 1910. Around 30 family and friends were invited to Preston House where they enjoyed a lovely […]

1st November 2016 | By | Reply More
Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

A manager at a Glasgow care home is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious nursing leadership award. Graham Kelly, General Manager at Bupa’s Hillview Care Home in Clydebank scooped a nomination for the coveted Sue Pembrey Award 2016, which recognises clinical leaders who play a vital role in creating person-centred cultures within which all […]

7th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Norfolk and Waveney care homes urged to cut costs in medication orders

Norfolk and Waveney care homes urged to cut costs in medication orders

The rally cry comes as part of a year-long campaign to cut waste – called ‘Your Medicines, Your NHS’ – which has been organised by five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – Great Yarmouth and Waveney, North Norfolk, West Norfolk, Norwich and South Norfolk. The second phase of the campaign starts today (1 September) and specifically […]

2nd September 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Glasgow care home report shows hard work and dedication shown by the staff is shining through

Glasgow care home report shows hard work and dedication shown by the staff is shining through

Rowandale Nursing Home in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow recently had an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate and were delighted with the resulting report. The nursing home which unusually is a converted church, has been owned and operated by Forth Care Limited since December 2013. Since then it has been transformed both internally, following a […]

11th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Felixstowe residential nursing home praised by industry inspector

Felixstowe residential nursing home praised by industry inspector

A Felixstowe nursing care home has been rated as ‘good’ for the quality of service it provides to older people.  Mill Lane Nursing Home on Garrison Lane, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, has recently been inspected by the Care Quality Commission and has received this positive grading  The CQC is the independent […]

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