Park House

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

01733 555700

Park House,
27 Peterborough 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
Phillip Barton Home Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

R.N, R.M.A

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2013

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home

The home I went to work at was having a 2 million pound refurbishment and extension and I liked the challenge. I also thought HCH had a feeling of a family firm rather than a large corporate firm

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

Home Manager at large corporate company

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

Able to multi task but realise they are human and can only do so much

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

Walking round and talking with the residents – it is interesting to listen to them and get their perspective on how they are being cared for.

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

Completing the extension and refurbishment and increasing the available beds from 36 to 47

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Some of the interesting residents I have provided care for from film stars to pop stars

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

I think when you feel you have become a good Home Manager you have stopped challenging yourself and stopped continuing to improve

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

Homely atmosphere

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 Peterborough Crescent,
    Peterborough,
    Cambridgeshire,
    PE1 4DX

    01733 555700