Woodlands Care Centre receives rave reviews
Monday 17th June, 2013
Woodlands Care Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshrie
On May 9th the Care Quality Commission made an unannounced inspection at Woodlands Park Care Centre in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Tasked with finding out whether essential standards of quality and safety were being met, a full assessment was conducted. The findings published this week not only impressed the care regulator but exceeded expectations across the board.
The commission looked at a number of different areas including; the care and welfare of people who use the service, staffing and the nutritional needs of the residents. They found the needs of residents were assessed regularly and their care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that ensured their safety and welfare.
Feedback around the staff was one of the key areas for praise, observations were made around how gentle and patient they were with residents. The respect and compassion shown by staff was also noted. One resident was quoted 'They always give us the best, admittedly I wasn't very keen on coming at first, but I've never looked back, it's lovely'.
As part of the inspection the commission spoke with relatives of people who were using the service. The management were singled out as a key factor in Woodlands success. Relatives agreed they were approachable, had an open door policy and would meet them any time they had concerns. One relative came forward and told the commission how well his wife had settled in, he was quoted 'It is a centre of excellence; I would be very surprised if anyone could find any fault with it'.
Hassingham House open MS relaxation room
Thursday 23rd May, 2013
Hassingham House, Hingham, Norfolk
Hassingham House officially opened its new unit for multiple sclerosis suffers last month. The unit was the idea of Sally Lee who was inspired to create a safe and serene environment for those with the condition as she felt many were missing out. "I could see finances were hitting people hard and I wanted to make a difference. Some of our regular respite clients couldn't afford to come and stay and this broke my heart'.
Hassingham welcomed local press, members of the MS society, residents and the general public to the home for an afternoon of entertainment to mark the occasion. Feedback has been excellent with several articles cropping up in local newspapers. Congratulations to Hassingham and Sally Lee in particular for a job well done.
Woodlands couple celbrate wedding anniversary
Thursday 15th March, 2013
Woodlands Care Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
Woodlands residents Sidney and Margaret Wells celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday in Great Missenden.
They were joined by local press, residents and staff, enjoying a wonderful afternoon of celebrations. One of the many highlights included a letter from Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wishing them her congratulations on achieving this impressive milestone.
Sidney and Margaret were both presented with a bouquet of flowers and cake to mark the occasion. Everyone at Forest Healthcare would like to take this opportunity to wish them our warmest regards.
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Vanessa Feltz opens new wings & music room at Forest Care Village, Elstree & Borehamwood
Thursday 9th July 2009
Forest Care Village, Elstree & Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Vanessa Feltz, Radio Personality of the Year opened the brand new Glastonbury wing and music room on Thursday.
Vanessa Feltz was quoted as saying “I have never come across such care and compassion in all my life – the moment I walked into Forest Care Village I could literally feel the love that’s here’’........’’they told me I would get a cup of tea, not that I would literally be taking a ride in a tea cup!”
The openings to FCV were celebrated with a Family Open Day and we were delighted to welcome Mayor Cllr Rosemary Gilligan, Town Mayor Cllr Pat Stack and Cllr Sandra Parnell. Local residents were present to enjoy the musical sounds of the Efua Sey Koi Larbi, a team of African drummers & dancers and Paul Costin & The String Quartet as well as barbeque and cocktails.
Vanessa Feltz plays the bongo drums and opens Sensory Garden at Cedars Care Centre
Thursday 2nd July 2009
Cedars Care Centre, Barnet, Hertfordshire
Vanessa Feltz, Radio Personality of the Year opened the brand new Sensory Garden at Cedars Care Centre on Thursday. Vanessa was joined by the Deputy Major, Councillor Hugh Rayner & Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Susan Rayner.
Vanessa Feltz was quoted as saying “no one told me that I had to literally ‘play the drums’ for my supper"
The opening was celebrated with a Family Open Day, local residents enjoyed the musical sounds of the Efua Sey Koi Larbi, a team of African drummers & dancers, the Caribbean Steel Band, Paul Costin & The String Quartet and The Lyons Down School sang a selection of songs from their Summer production, as well as barbeque and cocktails in the beautiful landscaped gardens.
The Sensory Garden, which stimulates the sense of touch, smell and sound greatly improves the rehabilitation of the elderly and assists those suffering from Dementia.
Vanessa Feltz plays the bongo drums and opens Sensory Garden at Grace Manor
Friday 26th June 2009
Grace Manor Care Centre, Gillingham, Kent
Vanessa Feltz, Radio Personality of the Year opened the brand new Sensory Garden at Grace Manor on Friday.
The opening was celebrated with a Family Open Day. Local residents were present to enjoy the musical sounds of Efua Sey Koi Larbi, a team of nine African drummers as well as barbeque and cocktails in the magnificent five acres of gardens.
Grace Manor is the site of the famous chapel which dates back to the 13th Century and now provides specialist care to the older and younger people from the Medway area.
Opening of New Sensory Garden at Hassingham House
Thursday 16th July 2009
Hassingham House Care Centre, Hingham, Norfolk
Jane Macky, Chairperson of Hingham Parish opened the new Sensory Garden and chicken coup at Hassingham House. Jane was joined by Danielle Shorten, the UK's Youngest Water Skiing Champion who opened the new physiotherapy and sensory rooms.
Jane Macky was quoted as saying "out of all the openings I have been invited to this is the first chicken coup opening, but wow what an honour, this is an amazing place!"
Hassingham House openings were celebrated with a Family Open Day where local residents were present to enjoy an Elvis impersonator and the musical sounds from country singer Dick High as well as a bouncy castle and barbeque.