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Haughgate House

Woodbridge, Suffolk

01394 386249

Haugh Lane,
Woodbridge,
Suffolk,
IP12 1JG


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Haughgate House was originally built in the 1920’s as a family home for the local Cobbold family.

The property was converted in to a nursing home in the 1980’s and has recently undergone a major refurbishment. This has provided a new range of facilities in keeping with the 1920’s home, whilst providing modern and comfortable rooms for residents and staff. Alongside the 12-bedroom extension, works have included a completely new kitchen, laundry and staff room facilities, in addition to two new communal day rooms to be enjoyed by residents.

The home provides nursing care for up to 42 residents.  It has a good reputation in the local area for delivering high quality nursing care.

The home is set in a peaceful and tranquil setting with lovely grounds to enjoy.

Haughgate House boasts period features throughout.  Comfortable lounges provide wonderful views of the gardens.

The home is located in the heart of Woodbridge, a beautiful, historic town with the iconic Tide Mill on the quayside and peaceful views across the harbour, gaze as the sun rises out to sea in the mornings.

With shops, cafes, pubs and places of entertainment such as the Riverside Cinema, there is always something to do to occupy yourselves with and to enjoy, whatever the British weather delivers. Walks around the harbour and into the countryside are also popular due to the outstanding beauty of the town’s surroundings.

The latest addition to the home is a new garden-based Visiting Pod, which has been constructed to provide a space where residents can stay connected with their loved-ones.

The temporary garden cabin-style structure is equipped with two entrance points, a Perspex screen to separate visitors from residents and an intercom to make communicating easy. The room is also equipped with heating, insulation, fire safety measures and nurse call buttons. To book a visit in the pod, please contact the home manager.

Facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Able to accommodate couples
  • Comfortable lounges with garden views
  • A garden-based Visiting pod, to enable residents and relatives to stay connected whilst visiting restrictions apply
  • A visiting hairdresser
  • Visits from local healthcare professionals can be arranged
  • Gardens include two sheltered courtyards to enjoy, comfortable seating and all wheelchair accessible
  • Visiting minister
  • A wide range of menu choices offered
  • Near public transport
  • Car parking

Activities

  • Seated exercise (move it or lose it)
  • Local minibus trips – Felixstowe, Needham Lakes, local garden nurseries
  • Friday quiz night
  • Suffolk country talks
  • Live entertainment
  • Reminiscence groups
  • 1:1 memory lane tours
  • Aromatherapy
  • Theatre trips
  • Film evenings
  • Cooking club
  • Shopping excursions
Maria Lourdes Richardson Deputy Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

BSN – Degree in Nursing
Level 3 Mentorship
Level 3 Venepuncture
Certificate in Leadership and Management

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2020

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

Healthcare Homes has a good reputation and looks after their employees well.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Previously a Home Manager under Kingsley Health Care then worked as a Deputy Manager in one of the home of under Caring Homes Group.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

A person needs to be caring and have compassion towards the residents. As a Deputy Manager, you also have to have knowledge or experience in running the home. Also to have good knowledge of the 5 aspects of CQC inspections.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

My favourite part is when I am working on the floor as a nurse where I can deal with the residents directly. It gives me great joy when I put a smile on any residents or even their family’s face.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

My biggest professional challenge was when I was working as a Home Manager where the home was embargo, a letter came from CQC proposing to close the home down with it having 8 major safeguarding issues. With the help of my Nursing Director and team, we managed to get the home from ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Requires Improvement’ within 10 months of hard work.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

A good leader.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

I like to do cross-stitching, origami and hand-make cards. I also like to go on long walks either in fields or by the seaside.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Working with my manager and the care team who always do a fantastic job.

Rena Arida Head Cook

Please detail any relevant education/training

Level 2 cooking

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

February 2018

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes

Head Cook

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Being a good leader, a role model and being able to work as a team

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Lunchtime service as residents enjoy their meals and we always receive positive feedback

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Maintaining 5* rating for kitchen

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

A good home manager is one that appreciates, is supportive and fair to everyone

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Meeting friends and attending social occasions

I enjoy cooking to a high standard and ensuring I meet resident’s individual dietary needs.

Paul Adams Maintenance

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Maintenance

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Flexibility, compassion, a sense of humour and thick skin

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

The moment after lunch enjoying a cup of tea with the residents, catching up with them and discussing any issues or ideas they have. Having been a carer here prior to maintenance, I feel this is important.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

The ability to listen, be compassionate and lead from the front

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Chairman of the local scout group. A volunteer at a local club for people with learning disabilities

Keiran Broadhurst Activities Co-ordinator

Please detail any relevant education/training

NAPA level 2. BACH Foundation Registered Practitioner.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2018

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes

Carer

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Balanced. To be upbeat, warm and compassionate. To have a good knowledge of individuals to support their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

The morning – greeting everyone building a sense of good mood to prepare for the day ahead.  A bright, cheerful smile to boost moods.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Winning ‘outstanding individual’, changing someone’s life, going the extra mile 2017

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Outstanding communication.  Valuing the team. A person who supports and encourages you as an individual

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Reading, writing, attending a spiritual Church, readings as a medium, listening to music and movie soundtracks

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Building a social, enabling and sensory environment for all

Holly Morrison Head Domestic

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    Haugh Lane,
    Woodbridge,
    Suffolk,
    IP12 1JG

    01394 386249