Welcome to St Catherines Care Home

At St Catherine's we provide nursing care but we also have our Pike View Unit - a specialist dementia care unit that has achieved the PEARL award at silver level.

We are in the small town of Horwich, on the outskirts of Bolton town centre, so we're handy for Middlebrook shopping centre. We have several lounges where residents can relax and they will be very at home in our beautiful extensive grounds and conservatory.

At St Catherines 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.

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Life at St Catherines Care Home

A carer and a resident

My mother has never been better looked after in the whole of her 90 years.

Mr Kenneth Thomson, St Catherines Care Home

Types of care

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 St Catherines...

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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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Facilities & services

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

  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Sensory gardens
  • Wi-fi

Our news

6 Oct 2015

Eileen Dunlop, Head of Human Resource and Training for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland and Wales, is in the running for the Royal College of Nursing Council elections to become a representative for Northern Ireland. The Royal College of Nursing hold these elections each year to give candidates the chance to ensure members’ voices are heard and have an influence on policy.

Eileen has held various nursing leadership roles for 24 years of her career and is eager to develop further relations within this sector. She told us “As I’m currently Head of Human Resources and Training, I have been instrumental in developing good relations between our organisation and the RCN. I believe that independent sector nurses should have the support of a representative organisation. I am eager to support diversity within nursing and I will take every opportunity to ensure the voice of all nurses is heard”.

For further information on the elections, please visit Royal College of Nursing.

Voting can only be done if you are a nurse member of the Royal College of Nursing.

Nurse members will have received the ballot papers which need to be returned to the Electoral Reform Services by Monday 9th November.

Good luck Eileen, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.

17 Sep 2015

Gary Cousins, Infection Control and Clinical Development Nurse at Four Seasons Health Care NI, is running an Infection Protection and Control day for nursing link staff at a number of Four Seasons care homes today, 17th September 2015.

The focus of the day is to improve the effectiveness of the link role, and to drive quality improvements in day to day nursing practice. Four Seasons are delighted to have the involvement of Rose Gallagher, Infection Control Adviser from the Royal College of Nursing as part of the day. Rose is running a workshop called ‘build a link person’ which asks link staff to assess their capabilities and limitations in communicating with and influencing others.

Other focuses of the day will be on ‘using clinical audits effectively - quality improvement versus quality assurance’ and ‘A Clostridium Difficile outbreak- what did we learn?’.

To read the blog of the day click here. A short podcast interview with Gary and Rose will follow the day to give a brief explanation of why the training was put together, how the collaborative working will benefit both Four Seasons and the Royal College of Nursing, and other key learnings.


7 Jul 2015

St. Catherines Care Home, Horwich held a western style party for National Care Home Open Day (June 19th). The home was completely decked out as a western town with its own saloon, jail, watering and feeding holes. Residents, staff and visitors embraced the theme by wearing Stetsons, sombreros and cowboy outfits. Young and old came together to enjoy the wonderful day with lots of party games, music and great food.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Horwich also joined in the afternoon’s festivities with the Mayoress joining in the line dancing arranged by local dance group. A daughter of one of the residents even rode in on her horse dressed as a cowgirl much to the delight of her father who lives at the home.

Gillian Johnson, Manager at the home, said: “We always love welcoming visitors and it was great that so many people came along to celebrate the day with us. We see Care Home Open Day as a way of showing people what life is like in a care home, and to see behind the doors for themselves. “

Care Home Open Day is celebrated by care homes across the country. It aims to encourage stronger relationships between care homes and the local community. It also provides a chance for people to come and see what life inside a home is really like and get to know some of the fascinating people who live there.

To find out more about working for Four Seasons Health Care please click here

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Contact our home

If you'd like to arrange a visit to St Catherines Care Home in Bolton, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Gillian Johnson

Queen Street, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 5QU

01204 668 740

01204 668 727


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