Welcome to Cameron House Care Home
You'll find Cameron House in Elton, to the west of Bury, Lancashire. Here we provide nursing, and residential and respite care.
We also offer rapid-response care where people who are unwell at their own home are seen by their GP then brought to Cameron House to recover rather than be admitted to hospital.
Ours is a modern detached building set in a residential area close to Bury town centre. There's good access to main roads and public transport services.
We have a small, well maintained garden and parking facilities to the front and side of the building. Inside, there are two small lounges, a conservatory and dining room. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated.
Life at Cameron House Care Home
Cameron House offers various pastimes, diversions and outings organised by our experienced activities coordinator. We have strong links with the local community and churches.
A hairdresser and chiropodist visit weekly and monthly. All food served is homemade with a varied menu to choose from.
It's a very nice place to live. Everyone is always so friendly. I like to sit in the lounge in the morning, but like to come to my own room in the afternoon and that's ok because I can do what I like here.
All the staff are lovely, they work so hard. Its nice and homely, I'm just glad I'm here.
Everyone is so helpful. I am fairly new here but everyone has made it easy to settle in and I have made new friends.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Cameron House Care Home...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Cameron House Care Home in Bury. 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
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
20 Feb 2017
We’ll be launching the 2017 Four Seasons Care Awards in the summer. In the meantime, we thought it would be nice to catch up with some of the winners of last year’s awards, to see what it’s been like since they’ve gone back to the floor.
This week we’ll be focusing on Craig Priestly from Cameron House Care Home in Bury, who won the Registered Nurse of the Year award, and he shared with us that anything is possible.
Craig started his career as a Laundry Assistant as a way to fund his way through college. He has his sights set on being a police officer, and when he was interviewed by the Home Manager for the domestic position he was told, ‘I’ll give you the job, but I don’t think you’ll last 2 minutes,’ his ambition didn’t change. However, the Home Manager Sarah Ashton (who is now Craig’s Manager at Cameron House) saw something in him, and encouraged him to become a Care Assistant.
“Being a carer made me realise what’s important in life, and it gave me the skills and the confidence to apply for Nurse training at the University of Salford. This has helped me to continue to make a difference to people’s lives, which I wanted to do from the outset,” explains Craig.
Winning the Nurse of the Year award was the icing on the cake for Craig. “It’s something I’ll cherish forever,” he told us. “It felt fantastic to be recognised not only for me, but for the care I provide people.
“The rest of the team and the residents at Cameron House decorated the home on my first day back after the awards. I was shocked when health care professionals, GPs and even my old University contacted me to congratulate me on my success. Everyone was so happy for me; it made me feel really special.”
Craig and his team at Cameron House are currently working towards making the home a hub for student nurses. Craig is very passionate about caring for the elderly and helping to train the next generation of nurses.
Craig added: “Winning the award has reminded me a lot why becoming a nurse is a privilege not a right. As nurses we touch many lives, families and residents will always remember that one nurse who made a difference to them or their loved one.”
9 Dec 2016
Craig Priestly, Registered Nurse at Cameron House Care Home in Bury has been crowned Registered Nurse of the Year at the first Four Season’s Care Awards.
The award Craig has won commends him for going above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to the daily experiences of those in his care.
Following over 1,200 nominations, Craig was shortlisted with five other colleagues from over 300 Four Season’s Care Homes across the UK.
Joanne Strain, Head of Care Standards and Quality for Four Seasons, presented Craig with this award said: “Craig was a very worthy winner as he oozed enthusiasm. He has a fantastic rapport with everyone he meets, whether that’s a resident, relative or visiting professional. He epitomises the fantastic nurses we have here in our homes. Congratulations Craig.”
Sarah Ashton, Home Manager for Cameron House Care Home said: “We have no idea where we would be without Craig. His commitment to the residents in the home is second to none. He knows all there is to know about them, not just from a care perspective but from a personal perspective too. Well done Craig, you are a worthy winner of this award.”
On receiving the award, Craig said: “I’m really happy that I’ve won this award. I want to thank my Home Manager Sarah for her continued support and guidance. Without her giving me a break and helping to guide me through my care career I wouldn’t be here today. Everyone who was nominated was a winner so I feel very privileged to be recognised in this way.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Cameron House Care Home in Bury, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Sarah Ashton
Cameron Street, Elton, Bury, BL8 2QH
0161 764 8571
0161 763 3695