Welcome to Howdon Care Centre

Swan Lodge and Hunter Hall have joined together as Howdon Care Centre to provide a wide range of services, including specialised dementia care, residential care, short term and palliative care. This means that as people’s care needs change, the well-trained and experienced team will be able to continue to care for them without needing to find a new home.

As a modern, purpose-built home, our facilities are first-rate. Inside, each floor has light, airy lounges and dining rooms and all our bedrooms are en-suite Outside, our landscaped grounds with a sensory garden, are the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air during the warmer months.

At Howdon we put the health and happiness of our residents at the heart of everything we do. Our residents’ needs matter and we go the extra mile to ensure they are met. What is more, we boast a hairdressing salon, a great activities programme and our dementia café gives families and friends a lovely place to spend together.

We can be found among the residential streets of Wallsend, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, which is between Newcastle city centre and North Shields. The shops are close by and it’s easy to get around on public transport.

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Life at Howdon Care Centre

A carer and a resident

The care and compassion that was demonstrated by your staff to both my mum and our family was of the highest level.

Mrs Maureen Stratford, Howdon Care Centre

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing, dressing...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Short-stay care

Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Howdon Care...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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Specialist care

Howdon Care Centre also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...

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Day care

This is for those who only need top-up care, from a bit of extra company during the day to...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All ensuite
  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Flat screen TV in lounge

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Call, email or fill in the form to find out more information about the home or to arrange a visit.

Care home manager

Ruth Todd

Kent Avenue, Howdon, Wallsend, NE28 0JE

0191 639 0351

howdon.care@fshc.co.uk

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13 Apr 2015

Shauna Rooney, a Staff Nurse at Rush Hall Care Home in Limavady, has been shortlisted for the 2015 national Nursing Standard Nurse Awards.

Qualifying as a nurse only two years ago, Shauna was nominated for the award by Gary Cousins, Infection Control and Clinical Development Nurse for Four Seasons Health Care Northern Ireland, after implementing a successful Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) pilot programme in the home. Shauna also helped other staff members to develop their knowledge of IPC and understand how the theory could be best applied in clinical practice.

Avoiding the spread of infections is important, particularly within a care home environment, as older people tend to have a weaker immune system. Additionally care homes often provide care for residents who may be living with a cognitive impairment and therefore are not as aware of the risk of infection. As a result, staff need to be able to help with hygiene measures to avoid preventable illness.

Gary said, “We are delighted that Shauna is a finalist for the 2015 Nursing Standard Nurse Awards. Her dedication to developing her fellow staff members’ understanding of best IPC care meant that the pilot programme was a resounding success, and we wish her the best of luck.”

The Nursing Standard Nurse Awards recognise nursing professionals across the UK who have demonstrated clinical excellence and whose innovations have helped to improve the quality of patient care. Finalists from each category will attend the award ceremony on 1st May at The Savoy Hotel in London, and all winners will be considered for the overall award, RCN Nurse of the Year 2015.

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8 Apr 2015

The Mayor of Wokingham presented five staff members at Murdoch House in Berkshire with a prestigious award to recognise their long service to the home.

If you add together all the years, including two 20-year awards, the five staff members have 98 years’ service in total. Senior Care Assistants, Susan Galsworthy and Vicky Chapman came to work at Murdoch House straight from school, aged 16. They have 41 years’ service between them. Senior Care Assistant, Janet Nugent has been with us for 24 years; Deputy Manager, Marie Hughes for 17 years and Housekeeper, Wendy Chapman has worked for us for 16 years.

Home Manager, Christine Tyrrell said, “We are delighted to be celebrating a total of 98 years of loyal service to Murdoch House. They have all demonstrated their dedication and loyalty to the home and our residents year after year. I’m looking forward to many more years of working with each and every one of them!”

Next year, Home Manager, Christine will be celebrating her 10 years at Murdoch along with another three members of staff, taking the long service total up to 138!

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30 Mar 2015

Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw was among the guests to open the brand new Tyne Teas Pitstop at Howdon Care Centre, set up to help people in the area living with dementia. He was joined by North Tyneside Council chairman Tommy Mulvenna and Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North East.

Open every day, the café will provide a relaxing environment for residents to sit with their loved ones and enjoy tea and light refreshments, and has been decorated to reflect the history of the area.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager said, “Our dementia café will give residents the opportunity to spend quality time with their families in a calm setting, which will help to enhance their wellbeing. It will also provide a space in which people can learn more about dementia and receive any support they might need.”

In addition, the café will hold two open days each month to offer advice and support for people from the local community who are interested in Howdon Care Centre for themselves or a relative.

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