Welcome to South Quay Care Home
At South Quay Care Home in Blyth, residents are considered part of the family. Ours is a welcoming living space, where everyone can be themselves.
Our lounges and dining rooms are ideal for socialising, while our lovely conservatory provides wheelchair access to the paths in the large, secure garden - here residents can also enjoy our greenhouse and summerhouse. We're handy for getting out and about, being on a major road, with good public transport links and close to local shops.
At South Quay Care Home, we put the resident's 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 South Quay Care Home
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-time personal activities coordinator who makes sure all residents have a personalised plan to suit their needs and wishes. This may include one-to-one activities and taking part in group sessions and days out to local places of interest. We have our own minibus to transport residents on outings.
My husband has only been here five weeks and I and the family liked it form the start. The staff are so happy and caring even though they have a very difficult job they are always willing to help. The activities ladies to an excellent job. They must get lots of pleasure out of their job. I find the management all the staff, Doreen, Audrey and Hilary have been most helpful to us and I would recommend South Quay to anyone looking for a home. The garden area is lovely and the conservatory is most pleasant and friendly keep it up.
My mother became a resident of South Quay due to needing 24 hour care following a major stroke. Although she was only there a few short weeks, she was shown exceptional compassion respect and the highest rate of care. I am sure that had my mother been able to communicate she would have said that she was very well looked after. Leading up to my mother's sudden death, I was able to spend the time with her and was given support from all the staff. I cannot praise them all more highly, from management down.
My sister is very satisfied with all aspects of care and service provided at South Quay. She feels at home and mixes and socialises with most of the residents and staff. Food is excellent, both in quality and variety. Relatives, friends and visitors are made welcome and included in social activities. The home has a lovely, friendly atmosphere.
My aunt was admitted to South Quay from hospital, she was quite poorly and only lived for 2 weeks. The staff and manager were very helpful, they treated her with respect and dignity at all times. I was very happy with the placement.
South Quay Care Home provide great care for my granddad. The home is clean, bright and staff are friendly and supportive.
I was very worried about my husband going into a care home but after 6 months of being there I am very happy with the care he has received. The staff are always happy and attend to his needs and involve all the family in activities and services. The home is clean and bright and very welcoming.
My father has been resident at South Quay Care Home since October 2014. This care home has been instrumental in ensuring that he continues to live in a clean healthy environment which unfortunately due to his condition (dementia) he was unable to do at home. My father can be a difficult resident at times but the staff are sympathetic and understanding and manage his condition very well. He appears to enjoy the food provided which is plentiful. Overall I am very satisfied with the care provided and the environment.
My mum has been at South Quay Care Home for 3 years. In that time she has been well looked after. The staff are all lovely and take care of mums needs. I visit mum regularly and I cannot fault them in anyway. She loves been here and enjoys all the activities that they provide.
My sister always appears as happy as she can be given her health problems. In the time she has been here I haven't heard her complain about anything and she always appears content with her life as it is now.
Place is easy to get to. Friendly staff and atmosphere. No complaints.
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 South Quay Care Home whether they...
South Quay Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
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 South Quay Care Home in Blyth. 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
- Summer house
- Flat screen TV in lounge
- Personal telephone
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.
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Care Home Manager
Anthony Olson - McCoy
Cowpen Road, Blyth, NE24 5TT
01670 540 253