Welcome to St. Marys Care Home

Here at St Marys in the Norwich suburb of Crostwick, residents can enjoy relaxing and taking in the fresh air in our three acres of beautiful grounds.

With the village of Spixworth in easy walking distance, residents can be at the local shops and amenities, including the bus route, in a matter of minutes. Or they may simply relax in one of our TV lounges, a quiet sitting room or enjoy the views from our lovely south-facing lounge. For a little pampering, they need only visit our in-house hair salon.

At St. Marys 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. Marys Care Home

A carer and a resident

We are well cared for ladies and men carers, they a re thoughtful and polite, including the night staff.

It's a good place, we are never alone and the food is good, activities are good.

Vanda Hudson, Resident / Service User at St. Marys Care Home

The staff and home are lovely. Mum is well looked after and happy. The home is nice and clean and the staff very helpful.

Linda Galley, Daughter of Resident/Service User at St. Marys Care Home

The staff looked after her well with all her needs and requests. They tried to integrate her into the dining room and lounge where possible.

Frances Regnier, Daughter of Resident/Service User at St. Marys Care Home

Excellent home and excellent care and staff. Would thoroughly recommend to other families.

Karl Wetherell, Son of Resident/Service User at St. Marys Care Home

We would like to thank you all so much for the care and support that you gave our Mother over the last 10 months she was with you.

You excelled all our expectations with the level of care given from when our mother came to St Mary’s to the day that she passed away on the 12th January 2016. Sadly the public only hear the bad things about care homes, you should all be proud that your care home is excellent and it is clear that you all do care for your residents and do your very best in what must be difficult circumstances.

It is a great shame that you all are not more financially rewarded for the tasks that you undertake as you are all special people to do the job that you do and we are so grateful that you were there for us and made our mothers last months as happy and cared for as ever possible.

You touch so many people’s hearts in your work with the support that you give to the residents and their families, keep up this good work and keep St Mary’s the happy place we found it to be thanks to your wonderful staff.

Andrew Church, Son of Resident/Service User at St. Marys Care Home

My mother was against going to a care home and did not agree to go until the family was totally unable to care for her at home. Mum had bowel cancer and many other problems, toileting became a major issue. My brother and I chose St Mary's after much consideration and have blessed our choice to the day mum died. Mum was in St Mary's for 10 months in which time she was made to know and feel it was her home. Her wishes were upheld, it was clear to us that mum was treated with as much dignity and care as possible always considering mum's needs and requirements. Yes there were times when the overworked staff found it difficult but they always had a smile and nice words of encouragement when needed. My brother and I visited every day and were with mum for 10 days at the end 24 hrs a day. We saw how hard the staff worked but they still made time when we were upset to talk with us as well as mum it was obvious that they cared and showed compassion. Our sincere thanks to all carers night and day staff and management for taking such good care of our mother. You have a happy caring home keep up the good work you do a wonderful job.

Judith Brown, Daughter of Resident/Service User at St. Marys Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

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

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at St. Marys Care Home whether they...

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End of life / palliative care

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Facilities & services

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

  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Personal telephone
  • Wi-fi

Our news

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15 Jul 2016

Three funds managed by County Durham Community Foundation will allow the Vane Tempest Bowling Club to replace their out-dated kitchen and enable them to provide in-house cooking for their social events.

The William Leech Fund, Four Seasons Healthcare Fund and Durham AAP Fund, all contributed to the kitchen refurbishment grant of £2,664 which was much-needed as the kitchen no longer complied with health and safety standards.

Established in 1951 and based in Gilesgate, members of the bowling club are mostly from the local community. It provides member with social and competitive bowling and it is a member of Bowls England and Bowls Durham. Members use bowling as a way to keep fit and active, maintain mental well-being and independence. The social side of meeting with similar minded friends is just as important as playing bowls.

The new kitchen will not only provide a facility for social events but will hopefully attract new members and an additional income stream.

Richard Leech, fund holder of the William Leech Fund, who visited the bowling club with Sandra Brown, Regional Manager of Four Seasons Healthcare Fund, commented: “It’s great to see the Club providing these facilities for older people to keep them active and foster new friendships. We have been able to help them in a fairly modest way through our fund and their request was topped up by other funds held by the Community Foundation. They offer an important service to their bowling members and we are delighted to support them.”

Sandra Brown, Regional Manager, added: “This grant fits so well with Four Seasons Healthcare corporate social responsibility. Our purpose is all about supporting older people through our care homes and so it was perfect that we could add to the grant to refurbish the bowling club kitchen - an essential facility for the Club.”

Sheila Chapman, fund manager at County Durham Community Foundation added: “Although our grants are fairly small, they are often vital to grassroots organisations throughout our area of benefit. The Vane Tempest Bowling Club provides such an important resource for local people and we are delighted that these funders have chosen to make this award.”

Ken Simpson, chairman of the Vane Tempest Bowling Club said: “We are thrilled to receive this grant and be able to fit a new kitchen which will mean we can increase our offer to members and potentially attract new ones. Unfortunately the old kitchen was no longer fit for purpose and the refurbishment afforded by these grants mean that we now comply with current health and safety regulations. It’s also great to meet the funders and have them visit our Club.

Anyone interested is joining the Vane Tempest Bowling Club should contact Jon Webster on 0191 3721897 or email Jon at jonwebster21@gmail.com

Happy Birthday

13 May 2016

There have been celebrations galore, as the smell of success has been in the air at St Mary’s Care Home in Crostwick.

The first of the celebrations began when a special birthday card arrived for resident Gladys, from Her Majesty the Queen. Gladys was celebrating her 100th birthday.

Gladys spent the day celebrating with her family and friends, at a birthday party, complete with Gladys’ favourite meal. Later on, Norma Stolworthy, the Personal Activities Leader organised some entertainment, which involved a lot of singing and dancing topped off with a glass of champagne.

Gladys said: “The celebration here has been absolutely wonderful. Thank you to everyone for making me feel so special. St Mary’s is now my home from home and everyone here has made me feel extremely welcome.”

The next celebration saw Home Manager Dawn Wood present Maintenance Man Ian Wells with an award. The regional award, commends Ian for his hard work and continued dedication to his role at St Mary’s.

Dawn Wood said, “Ian is our bank maintenance man and will do his utmost to help anyone in the Norfolk area. He is an asset to St Mary’s, offering support to people new to the home. No job is ever too big or too small, and no matter what, he always applies the same high standards to any task. Congratulations Ian on this award, it is definitely well deserved. I don’t know what St Mary’s would do without you.”

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers section.

21 Dec 2015

The residents at St Marys Care Home in Crostwick were recently visited by a dog from the Pets As Therapy organisation. The residents enjoyed having the dog at the home for the afternoon – they all had a cuddle and a play with the dog.

The Pets As Therapy organisation is a charity which provides therapeutic visits to care homes, hospitals etc… They use the visits as a way of helping people by giving them the opportunity to stroke, hold, walk and cuddle the animals. This provides a calm and fun experience for people and also gives them the feeling of companionship.

Dawn Wood, Home Manager, told us “we all really enjoy these visits – it’s so lovely to see the residents stroking and talking to the animals. We have a number of animal lovers here at St Marys so it’s always nice to have an animal visit the home. Thank you to Pets As Therapy!”

For information about working for Four Seasons Health Care visit our careers section.

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Care Home Manager

Dawn Wood

North Walsham Road, Crostwick, NR12 7BZ

01603 898277

01603 891105

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