Latest News at Herefordshire Care Homes

HCH Winter Newsletter

Opening of Garden Room at Whitegates Care Home

Last weekend saw the opening of the new Garden Room at Whitegates Care Home in Bromyard. The residents and their guests were entertained with 40s dancing from the Dolloway Dancers and magic from Patrick Atchison who fascinated everyone with his really clever brand of magic. Phil Warrey the Methodist minister blessed the room followed by ribbon cutting by the Mayor and Mayoress of Bromyard.

Easter Celebrations at Dulas Court

Residents at Dulas Court in Ewyas Harold, were joined by children from Reception from nearby Madley Primary School, to celebrate Easter with an Easter Hat Parade and Easter Egg Hunt.

The children visit the home most weeks and have undertaken various craft activities and this week it was finishing off the Easter Hats, before judging took place of the hats made by both the residents and children.

After the Hat Parade the children went outside for an Easter Egg Hunt in the Rose Garden and the rain could not dampen their spirits!

Dulas Court Treated to Indian Night

Residents of Dulas Court in Ewyas Harold were recently treated to an Indian Night, which included a cookery demonstration, from Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys , who once appeared on BBC’s ‘Dragon Den’ with her range of Indian cooking sauces.

The evening started with Rayeesa giving a demonstration as to how to make different types of Indian flatbreads, before everyone was treated to a delicious Indian meal that Rayeesa prepared.

Residents of Dulas Court, which is part of the award winning Herefordshire Care Homes Group, and their guests thoroughly enjoyed the night and Rayeesa enjoyed mingling with everyone and talking about her passion for Indian cooking.

Dulas Court is one of five homes in the Herefordshire Care Homes Group that was rated Outstanding during recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission.

More Recognition for Herefordshire Care Homes

Herefordshire Care Homes, which operates, six care homes around Herefordshire, recently received further recognition at the Great British Care Awards. Managing Director, Karen Rogers, was presented with a bouquet of flowers, by CEO of Anchor Hanover, Jane Ashcroft CBE, in recognition of Herefordshire Care Homes having the highest percentage of homes rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Herefordshire Care Homes have six homes, five of which have been rated Outstanding.

Highwell House Receives Important Visitor

Herefordshire Care Homes,  has six homes around the county, recently received a visit from Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, to Highwell House in Bromyard.

Andrea was blown away by the stunning Herefordshire scenery, but could not spend all morning looking at the countryside as she was there not only to see the first class care available at Highwell House, and across all the homes in the Herefordshire Care Homes Group, but also to talk with all levels of the nursing staff at Highwell House.

Andrea speaking of her visit said it was ‘so insightful to meet some of the nurses, students and residents at Herefordshire Care Homes and to discuss the opportunities to nursing in social care’.

Trudi Barnett, manager and nurse at Highwell House, said that she was delighted to welcome Andrea to Highwell and thanked her for the opportunity of allowing the team to meet with her. Trudi added that she knows ‘Andrea will fly the flag for nursing in care homes.’
The visit also coincided with Andrea’s birthday, and that of one of the residents, so they were both presented with a birthday cake and blew out the candles together and everyone enjoyed the cake after!