Welcome to Regents View Care Home
You'll find Regents View in Hetton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear. Our purpose-built care home offers great facilities and social spaces, including an enclosed garden.
Here we offer care for older people who have mental health illnesses or dementia. And we provide high-quality physical healthcare in a stimulating social setting.
We serve fantastic freshly prepared food and have a 5 star food hygiene rating. We also received a Healthy Home Award from Sunderland City Council in 2014.
At Regents View Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Regents View Care Home
At Regents View we focus on providing person-centred care. Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained.
We have a full programme of daily activities tailored to the interests and abilities of each individual living here. Plus many residents enjoy coming on trips and visits in the home's own minibus.
Regents View is a lovely, friendly home run with great dedication and care.
I find the treatment my wife Elsie receives at Regents view very good.
They were both treated with the greatest of kindness, love, respect and dignity.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Regents View Care Home whether...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Regents View Care Home in Hetton-le-hole. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
7 Mar 2017
Joanne Strain is Head of Nursing at Four Seasons Health Care
I began my career as a nurse with Four Seasons Health Care in 1999. I had done my training as a mature student. I first worked in a FSHC care home about 25 years ago after having my four children and then I moved to a nursing auxiliary position with a local Trust.
I decided I wanted to fulfil my dream of being a nurse and I went about gaining the 5 GCSE’s I needed to get into nursing college/university. Just before I started nursing school, I was one of ten people in NI to complete what was then the very new NVQ in direct care.
My desire was not to work in a hospital but in a care home – my career to date was working with mainly older people – even during my nurse training, I preferred medical wards to other wards because of the high percentage of older people needing care.
I started working as a staff nurse and within a year I was a sister/deputy manager. During this time I completed my degree and I then moved in 2001 to be a home manager. During this time I opened a small very successful dementia residential unit within the large home. This was in the days when we were just beginning to understand that we needed to rethink the way we managed dementia care.
In 2004 I became a regional manager and had 14 homes in my portfolio. As the need for good dementia care intensified, we opened more dementia units across the region and even extended a learning disability unit providing very specific care according to need.
My passion for elderly people and dementia care led me to undertake a post graduate diploma in dementia studies at Stirling University.
In 2012, I was fortunate to become Head of Nursing, Care Standards and Quality in NI. During these years myself and my team set up many pro-active initiatives including a training centre where we successfully helped many nurses update their clinical skills. Some of the pro-active training such as G-Tube replacement and complex tracheostomy care meant that residents did not need to go to hospital – it is my vision for the coming year to implement clinical training sites across the MD regions to enable our nurses to be up-skilled and confident leaders.
I took up the post of Head of Nursing (UK) at the beginning of 2016. I have continued my passion for learning and one of the areas I wanted to review was adult safeguarding. I have now completed a post graduate diploma in Adult Safeguarding and am now in my MA year.
I have been really impressed by the standard of care and leadership of our nurses across the UK and believe we can build on that. I am confident that FSHC are leaders in care and that nurses are absolutely central to continuing to lead across the sector.
Of course I have to mention all the great things we hope to accomplish this year which will help our nurses such as the nurses forum, face book as well as a brand new nurse specific Twitter site where we will not only continue to ‘tweet’ news but we will hold Twitter Chats as guided by your needs.
We will involve nurses more in various projects going forward. I believe we are leaders in this field and no other providers come close to the nurse communication strategy that FSHC has planned this year. My vision for our 3000 nurses is to have nurses who believe that we are all leaders and will continually strive to provide the best care possible for our residents.
27 May 2016
The team at Regents View Care Home in Chester-le-Street celebrated over 200 years of experience at the home, as a recent awards ceremony.
Kim Richardson, Four Seasons Regional Manager attended the ceremony to present the Four Seasons elite with their awards.
The 17 team members commended for their long service were:
10 Years’ Service
- Elaine Stephenson
- Chorinda Oliver
- Julie Colquhoun
- Susan Raymond
- Carol Scott
- Lorraine Hunt
- Carole Johnson
- Stephen Brown
- Iwona Motkya
15 Years’ Service
- Janette Scott
- Gillian Robson
- Christine Smart
- Ashley Bainbridge
- Michelle Ford-Arthur
- Patricia Elliot
- Tanya Wood
20 Years’ Service
- Nicola Stewart-Rowe
Kim Richardson, Regional Manager, said: “I want to thank the team at Regents View for their continued hard work and dedication. The fact that we’re celebrating over 200 years’ experience in one go is a huge achievement. Well done team!”
Ian Hindhaugh, Home Manager, said: “Having continuity and routine in a care home is important for the residents. They get to know the team on a personal basis, and to some extent, see them as members of their family. I am very proud of the team here and congratulate those who have received awards.”
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies list on our careers section.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Regents View Care Home in Hetton-le-hole, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Michelle Shippen
Francis Way, Hetton-le-hole, DH5 9EQ
0191 526 6776
0191 526 6882