Park House

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

01733 555700

Park House,
27 Park Crescent,
Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire,
PE1 4DX


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Our Home

Park House can be easily accessed by road and by rail. The home not only overlooks the Old Peterborough Park but is in easy reach of the Cathedral and City.

Park House Nursing Home is a high quality service that provides nursing care for up to 49 older people, some of whom may be living with dementia.

Accommodation is level throughout arranged over a ground and first floor. The home offers five lounges, each with different décor and character, a large dining room and an in-house hairdressing salon.

Gardens at Park House are exceptionally well maintained. They are easily accessible both by foot and by wheelchair. An array of seasonal plants, shrubs and trees can be enjoyed by residents and visitors all year round.

Following the last inspection at Park House, CQC rated the home as ‘Good’.

Facilities

  • 49 en suite bedrooms
  • 5 individually decorated lounge areas
  • Specialist bath/shower rooms
  • Large dining room
  • In-house hairdressing salon
  • Secure well maintained gardens
  • Freshly cooked meals prepared with locally sourced produce – all dietary needs and requirements are catered for
  • Internet access; skype and other programmes available

Activities

A wide range of activities are arranged at the home, including:

  • Various social gatherings
  • Weekly quiz
  • Exercise group
  • Word games
  • Crafts and painting
  • External musicians and entertainers visit the home to perform
  • Shopping trips
  • Visits to the park opposite
  • Gardening
  • Activities to suit ladies and men’s distinct interests
Mungwaluku Mupatu Home Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

I’m a Registered Nurse and qualified mentor.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

February 2019

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

Healthcare Homes stand for Respect, Compassion and Commitment. This definitely motivated me to work for Healthcare Homes because all of the above values are vital to delivering a high standard of care.

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

I worked as a Care Home Manager for one of the biggest private care home providers in the UK.

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

You need to understand the care needs of the residents who live in the home and have ongoing engagement (The job cannot be carried out effectively if you do not understand the needs and expectations of the people under your care). You need to be committed, hardworking and passionate about the job.

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

Coming in the morning meeting and greeting the residents because you get to hear so many stories and learn something new every day.

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

Every day is different and brings a different challenge. As a nurse manager it is difficult to point out a single moment that has presented the biggest challenge to me. It is fair to say that the biggest challenge is learning every time you come across a new scenario and ensuring that this becomes embedded in the home‘s practice moving forward.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being a home manager of a home with a reputation for delivering a very high standard of care and community engagement.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

I think a good home manager should be a good listener, approachable and be able to communicate effectively and motivate their team to work to the best of their abilities.

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

Spending time with my family.

To work with the rest of the team to provide quality person-centred care to people who live at Park House.

Cristina Ciardulli Deputy Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

Leadership Course

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2019

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

For the warm welcome and support from my colleagues.

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

I was deputy manager for the isolation ward and infection control specialist.

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

Patience and passion.

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

When I spend time with residents.

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

Every day for me there is a challenge and a lesson learnt.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Listening.

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

I play volleyball and socialise.

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

For Park House to be rated Outstanding Care.

Helen Drake Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Park House had a very good reputation in Peterborough, where I was born, and is a beautiful setting right opposite town park.

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

Administrator for Barchester, before that Larchwood Care. Previous to care homes I was a photojournalist for 21 years.

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

Multi skilled!

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

Lunchtime, I’m always starving haaaa!

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

Learning new computer systems as each company are different. Keeping good staff is also a challenge.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Putting a murderer behind bars – yes !
In my role as a press photographer, my photo was used as a crucial piece of evidence at the Old Bailey to convict Ian Huntley.

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

Gym classes. Walking, dogs, gardening, holidays.

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

It’s nice to see the residents smile, and having fun with the staff

Sandra Hulkes Activities Co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I saw an opportunity to work with a team to make a difference and improve the well-being of the residents

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

Ward clerk at Peterborough Hospital

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

An enthusiastic and positive approach. Be a good communicator. Have a sense of fun. Empathy and understanding. Good listener. Organised.

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

Direct contact with our residents either in a group or one to one. Always good to chat, share news or a joke

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

Striving to find new ways to communicate with the residents, all who have individual preferences, interests and requirements

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

So many highlights, i.e. a group of residents helped make a braided rag rug which is now displayed in Peterborough Museum

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Approachable and supportive.. A good communicator

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

Walking, swimming, photography, gardening, socialising, sewing, knitting, craft, reading and music

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

I enjoy the variety of my job, every day is different. I enjoy getting to know our residents and their families

Lottie Hamilton Wrigley Catering Supervisor

Please detail any relevant education/training 

City and Guilds Catering Diploma

Food Hygiene Level 2

Dietician and Nutritionist Diploma

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

Been at Park House since 2011

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home

An opportunity came along to cover for maternity leave. It opened a different catering experience for me in dealing with nutrition for the elderly

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

Head Chef at The Seven Tuns in Cotswold

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

To communicate effectively, have patience and be a team leader and team player

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

When I have no leftovers, going the extra mile and the residents are satisfied with their choice of meals

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

Cooking for Princess Ann, Zara and their husbands.

At Park House how to deal with special diet requirements and trying to reduce the need for supplements by the residents enjoying their food

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Cooking for Princess Ann, Zara and their husbands

Winning Southwest and Wales award for a sustainable fish recipe

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Communication, empathy, understanding different people’s needs, working with your team.

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

Socialising

Gardening

Photography

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

Everyone works as a team

Michael Bodden Maintenance

Please detail any relevant education/training

Plumbing, electrician Installation

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

Nov 2017

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home

To be a part of a team making a difference in people’s lives whilst using my skills and capabilities

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

Retail, electrical installation within motor vehicles

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

Have a caring, happy attitude, patience and good time management

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

Interacting with the residents because you get to understand who they are

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

Poetry, 3D design

Local Church activities, head of audio visual team at seven –day Adventist Church

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

I enjoy when my efforts make a change to a resident’s day. It’s why I always try my best because it’s the simplest things that can make the biggest difference for someone else

 

 

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    Park House,
    27 Park Crescent,
    Peterborough,
    Cambridgeshire,
    PE1 4DX

    01733 555700