Welcome to Willow Lodge Care Home
Willow Lodge in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, provides general residential care, general nursing, continuing health care and palliative care.
We share a site with Willow Court which provides residential and dementia care, nursing and dementia care, and continuing health care with dementia. Between us, we can meet almost all residents' requirements.
Ours is a purpose-built property with garden, easily accessed by public transport, and near local shops if residents fancy a trip out.
Two floors each house 24 residents in single bedrooms, all en-suite, and many refurbished to a high standard. The redecorated home has fitted vinyl in the corridors; and there are seats throughout the building to help make residents and their visitors comfortable.
Life at Willow Lodge Care Home
Our full-time activities coordinator works to produce pastimes, diversions and outings suited to all residents' tastes and abilities. People in the local community are also encouraged to take part in activities within the home.
Willow Lodge has a cinema room where residents love to watch movies on the big screen.
We have a newly decorated hair salon and our hairdresser Lynda Dawson spends every Thursday with us. For a small price residents can choose to wash, blow dry, cut and/or perm their hair as often as they like.
Happy with the standard of the home.
I feel very content here and can't ask for more.
It's great, come and see for yourself!
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 Willow Lodge 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....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Willow Lodge Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Willow Lodge Care Home in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
- Personal telephone
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
8 Jan 2017
The advances in technology have had a fantastic effect on the way people communicate. You no longer have to use ‘snail mail’ to get your messages to loved ones near and far. We can now send an email, text message or even video call.
Claire, a care assistant at Willow Lodge Care Home in Newcastle upon Tyne used this technology to cheer up one of her residents who was admitted to hospital.
Lindsay Johnson, Home Manager, explains: “When our resident was admitted to hospital, it didn’t take long before he was missing his friends and the care team at Willow Lodge. Claire assisted the resident in video calling everyone at the home using Face Time. This made a real difference to his stay in hospital as he was able to see all of us and we could reassure him. It was great for us to see his face too as while he was in hospital he was sorely missed in the home.
“This is one of the ways that the team here at Willow Lodge try and go above and beyond to provide special experiences and make a difference to the lives of people in their care. I’m extremely proud of my team for using all of the tools in their kit to help our residents.”
4 Nov 2016
Margaret Slade, Home Administrator welcomed her latest new arrival for the last time at Willow Lodge Care Home in Newcastle upon Tyne last week.
She’s retiring after being at the home for over a decade!
Lindsay Johnson, Home Manager, said: “We couldn’t let Margaret go without a fuss so we threw a little party in her honour. She is a valued member of the team and will be missed by everyone here at the home.”
Everyone at Four Seasons Health Care wishes you a Happy Retirement Margaret.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Willow Lodge Care Home in Newcastle Upon Tyne, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Lindsay Johnson
Osborne Gardens, North Shields, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE29 9AT
0191 296 4549
0191 296 4570