Welcome to Priory Park Care Home
You'll find Priory Park in Preston, Lancashire. Here we provide high quality care 24 hours a day.
People living at our home have varying needs, from specialist support to simply needing a helping hand to retain some independence.
Our team offers residential care, nursing care, and dedicated care for people with dementia. We also serve respite care to give home carers a much-needed break, and end-of-life care at a time residents and their families need specialist help and support. Some people stay with us permanently, others stay for shorter periods.
At Priory Park, residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges - perhaps watching TV, listening to music or quietly reading. They also love our landscaped garden with patio, fish pond and beautiful raised flower beds.
All these areas are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
Life at Priory Park Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator ensures we have a full events calendar. Professional entertainers come to perform for those living here, and our minibus is great for trips to local places of interest including the library, park and the museum.
We also arrange special meal nights when we invite relatives and friends to come along.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
After searching extensively for somewhere our dad would be happy and well cared for, and finding nowhere that we felt entirely comfortable with, we visited Priory Park. The manager took lots of time asking about dad, his medical history and his personal likes and dislikes. There is a lovely garden with a covered pond and places to sit out or wander about when the weather is nice. Most of all we have been overwhelmed by the kindness of the staff. My dad has been there on the first floor for only a few days, and we have visited at different times each day. Every time we visit we are welcomed and the staff have time to chat. The conversations clearly indicate that they have got to know dad and have spent lots of time caring and interacting with him.
I haven't seen him looking so well in a long time. The staff seem very focused on spending time with the residents, and whenever we visit this is what they are occupied with. There is a lovely calm atmosphere about the place. We can't praise the staff highly enough. Overall the staff's main priority is very obvious to us - caring for people.
My mother only spent two-weeks at this care home when she was given a fast track discharge from hospital. This home is an oasis of peace and calm and when she sadly passed away, she did so with the staff diligently caring for her right up to the end. That care was also extended to all the family whenever we visited. This home is top class and should be held up for all other homes to follow the example.
My relative was in the home but sadly passed away on the 25th October 2015. During her three years at Priory Park she was very happy. I found all the staff very courteous and caring at all times.
The care provided to my mother is excellent, the staff are always pleasant and caring.
Attentive and caring. My mother does not always enjoy the food. Staff very good.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
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 Priory Park 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....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Priory Park Care Home in Preston. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
8 Dec 2017
Earlier this year we launched our Four Seasons Care Awards to celebrate and commend all of the hard work and dedication of the teams working to make a difference to the lives of those in their care.
Over 700 people were nominated by care home residents, colleagues and visitors in a number of categories. These have been whittled down via shortlisting and we’re pleased to announce our Regional Winners.
Scotland, Wales, South West England and Bristol
Carer/Support Worker – Sue Harbour Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Catherine Davies (Ty Gwynno Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Lavinia Rose (Havencourt Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Nim Manola (Kingsmead Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Louise Longmuir (Lammermuir Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion Kim Matthews (Campsie View Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Nancy Canavan (Carrickstone House Care Home)
Support Team Member – David Mortiboys (Oaktree Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Lee Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Rhona McGregor (Havencourt Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – John Kelland (Ty Gwynno Care Home)
Volunteer of the Year – Mary Ginter (Gotton Manor Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Monica turner (Carrickstone House Care Home)
Regional Manager of the Year – Anne-Marie McKeich (Lothian)
North East England
Carer/Support Worker – Edwin Horn (Howdon Care Centre)
Senior Care Assistant – Jean Thompson (Brockwell Court Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Craig Lee (Astell Care Centre)
Registered Nurse – Megan Williams (South Park Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Glynis Toland (Northlea Court Care Home – South Quay Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Lisa Ramsey (Astell Care Centre)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – PAL Team - Janet Storey, Jade Richards and Dawn Parr (Howdon Care Centre)
Support Team Member – Julie Stonehouse (Dene Grange Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Shanti Annapureddy (Hillside Lodge Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Sharon Smith (Langley Park Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Ashley Wright (The Laurels Care Home)
Volunteer – Keith Atkinson (Rosemount Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Jo Loughans (Southfield Court Care Home)
Regional Manager – Kim Richardson (Sunderland and South Tyneside and Darlington)
North West England
Carer/Support Worker – Val Walton (Brimington Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Daniella Burns (Ashcroft Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Vicky Bird (Pennine Lodge Care Home)
Registered Nurse of the Year – Christine Bradley (The Vale Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Debra Davison (Highfield Hall Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Rachael Owens (Grove House Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Alison Richards (The Cedars and Larches Care Home)
Support Team Member – Moira Jones (NW Regional Support)
·Deputy Home Manager – Nichola Birkett (Regency Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Helen Baston (Ashcroft Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Lynn Meadows (Bebington Care Home)
Volunteer – Jean Booth (Tall Oaks Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Melissa Johnson (Heywood Court Care Home)
Regional Manager – Catherine Smith (Derbyshire)
Carer/Support Worker – Graham Boardman (Beech House Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Clare Illand (Pellon Care Centre)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Sian Plant (Balmoral Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Alison Slater (Evedale Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Jessica Taylor (Layden Court Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Katy Davies (Churchfield Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Barbara Blakemore (Westroyd House Care Home)
Support Team Member – Sharon Arrowsmith (Fernwood Court Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Jayne Appleton (Windsor House Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Jenny Hololob (Layden Court Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Angela and Brian Sparks (The Lodge Care Home)
Volunteer – Elizabeth Wharram (Woodview Care Home)
Our Values Champion – James Irving (The Lodge Care Home)
Regional Manager – Jayne Clark (Lincs and Humber)
South East England
Carer/Support Worker – John Appiah (Ross Wyld Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Angela Coles (Hopes Green Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant of the Year – Yvonne Kane (Copper Beeches Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Martina Gleeson (Ladyville Lodge Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Charlotte Fraser-Alix (Summerdale Court Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Pauline Dillon (Beechcare Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Mary Tanner (Copper Beeches Care Home)
Support Team Member – Karen Frost (Romford Grange Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Kerry Miller (Hopes Green Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – James McElhinney (Alexandra Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – George Newton (Bracknell Care Home)
Volunteer – Jeanette Darrell (Cedar Court Care Home)
Our Values Champion – PAL Team - Anna Loska, Agneiska Richardson, Ursula Gardas (Kingfisher House Care Home)
Regional Manager – Ian Buckland (South East)
Carer/Support Worker – Rachel Hylands (Seapatrick Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Sharon Reid (Annahilt Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Tammy Hagan and Emma Burns (Hawthorn House Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Princess Lidasan (Lisburn Intermediate Care Centre)
Dementia Care Champion – Claire Devlin (Castle Lodge Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Melanie Reyes (Castle Lodge Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Sam Bright (Sandringham Care Home)
Support Team Member of the Year – Bridgeen Young (Arches Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager of the Year – Maphi Sanchez (Arches Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Naomi Graham (Annahilt Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Martin Rice (Holywood Care Home)
Volunteer – Jacob Orr (Comber Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Louisa Rea (Lough Foyle and North Regional Manager)
Regional Manager – Janice Brown (Belfast and Newtownabbey)
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to all the residents cared for in more than 260 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “Our Annual Care Awards are such a special occasion. It is our event where we recognise and celebrate our colleagues who go the extra mile to ensure those living with us have the very best experience.
"The quality of the nominations this year have been outstanding – and I know it has been a difficult process for our Regional Managers and Managing Directors to select our Regional Winners. I congratulate them and look forward to seeing them all at our Annual Care Awards ceremony in February.”
27 Nov 2017
Hallgarth Care Home in Durham had the pleasure of welcoming back their friends ‘The Silver Liners’, a group of 7 Ukulele players for an afternoon of music and song.
The gig included music local to the North East of England including: ‘When the boat comes in’, ‘The Keel Row’ and ‘Blaydon Races’ and got everyone’s feet tapping and hands clapping. Everyone then enjoyed a good old sing along with songs including ‘Hello Mary Lou’, ‘Daisy, Daisy’, ‘Pack up your troubles’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’, with a little rock and roll, the Twist and some Gospel music thrown in.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “It really was an afternoon with a bit of something to suit everyone. Of course they gang couldn’t come along without a tribute to George Formby whom made the Ukulele famous with ‘Leaning on the Lamp Post’. The afternoon was finished off nicely with tea, cheese scones and a good old chat.”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Priory Park Care Home in Preston, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Steve Taylor
Priory Crescent, Preston, PR1 0AL
01772 752 397