Queen’s Nurse. Mandy Bugler, Home Manager at Signature House Care Home in Dorchester, has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
The title of Queen’s Nurse is open to registered nurses with more than five years’ experience working in the community. Managers and patients provide feedback about applicants, which is assessed along with their application.The Queen’s Nursing Institute is a registered charity founded in 1887. We believe in the best possible nursing care for people at home. We work with nurses and decision makers to ensure that good quality nursing is available to everyone, when they need it.
To read more from Dr. Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the QNI, and Mandy please click on the Read More button.
Our Mandy - Is Awarded the Queens Nurse Title!
September Already! We have been keeping busy with lots of events and 'fun' stuff at Exmouth House. See for yourself by clicking the Read More button at the bottom of this page
Exmouth House September Newsletter
Hi Everyone. It's a busy 'hot' August in Exmouth and we have lots planned for our Exmouth House residents. Keep up with all the news by clicking the Read More button at the bottom of this page
Exmouth House August Newsletter 2020
A big thank you to everyone for your outstanding efforts in creating the most colourful gardens this year, John and I had the most enjoyable two days and were extremely impressed by the high standard, which made our job very difficult.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the overall winner Exmouth House
The creation of colour and variety of plants were fantastic, residents played a huge part in developing the garden and all plants were donated by the local community.
Signature House and The Orchards were both runners up; again great use of colour in the garden.
Well done to The Orchards for their Wizard of Oz ‘over the rainbow’ pantomime.
I hope you will join me in congratulating Exmouth House and give yourselves a well-deserved congratulations for creating such joyful spaces.
Photos of the winning garden and all the other participants will be on here soon!
The Winner of Amica Care Trust Garden Competition 2020 is....
St Johns was transformed to the year of 1929, New Years Eve.
Everyone dressed the part to enjoy card games including poker, an array of alcoholic beverages prior to counting down to the new year.
As soon as midnight struck, the murder mystery commenced, who did it……..?
Residents and staff members teamed up to solve the many riddles which then led on to the hunting of the clues around the home.
After interrogating the witnesses and being able to ask the characters questions, it was concluded…..
‘It was Edgar, in the lounge, that used the broken glass bottle to kill Felix Fotano the club owner!!! Why? Because Felix was funding Edgar’s film and pulled out of funding as Edgar was having an affair with Edith, Felix’s wife!’
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St John's Court 'Whodunnit?' Detective Murder Mystery Day
Read all about Housman Court's Carer Award Ceremony in your local Bromsgrove Advertiser Newspaper. Please click on the following link to follow the story: Carers Award
Housman Court Carers Award Ceremony makes the news!
In recognition of carers week, on 19th June Housman Court Care Home held an awards evening of celebration to thank staff for all their hard work and dedication to the care of our residents. We incorporated our staff values into the awards and enjoyed a toast and buffet. We had a variety of award categories that staff, residents and relatives nominated staff for. Relatives contributed towards the evening and messaged words of kindness for the team.
Missing from the photo call are: Richard - Positive Attitude Award. Mick - Goes the Extra Mile Award
Home Manager Lisa Dews said 'We felt it was important to praise staff for all their efforts and thank them for all their hard work with going the extra mile with recent challenges we are all facing. They have continued to provide the best care for all our residents and ensured care and activities have not been compromised.'
(Please note Government guidelines were adhered to and social distancing when photographs were being taken)
Housman Court Carers Award Ceremony 2020
A Big Thank You to all those within the Exmouth Community who donated plants for our garden at Exmouth House.
Our garden is looking beautiful once more. Photos to be posted soon!
For the latest news and events from Exmouth House please click on the Read More button at the bottom of this page
Thank You Exmouth Community!
Our 'Outstanding' rating from CQC made the Exmouth Journal this week.
Please follow the link to read the article. Exmouth Journal
Good News Story for Exmouth House!
Another chance to win £200 for their residents funds! Good Luck everyone with your Rainbow themed gardens this year!
Amica Care Trust Garden Competition 2020
The staff and residents of Exmouth House held a party to celebrate their 'Outstanding' rating from CQC. Well done 'Team Exmouth House'!
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Exmouth House Celebrates Their 'Outstanding' rating from CQC
We are so very proud to announce our 'Outstanding' rating from CQC!
Please see our attached newsletter by clicking the Read More button below for more news on this and lots of 'What's On' happenings.
Exmouth House Newsletter May 2020
"Just a brief email to say my sincere thanks to all who looked after mom (and me) over the last few days and over the last 5 years. I have been writing a blog for some time now and this inauspicious moment has made it. It possibly demonstrates not just how grateful I am to you all but also how much mom loved St John's Court and all the staff. The home is truly a credit to the Care Home system and you and the staff the finest example of how things can be done".
From Admin: Thank you so much for allowing us to share your story in the link below. Your mum will be very sadly missed by us all at St. John's Court. Please click on Read More to follow the link to Gandalf on Tour
Thank you to St. John's Court
Clive, the Maintenance Officer at Housman Park, has taken some lovely photos of life at Housman Court; some taken within the last few months, some taken during the last year. There are photos of birthday celebrations, activities, afternoon tea and day trips. There are also some beautiful photos of fellow residents we have sadly had to say farewell to.
Our staff are also in the photo call! Please click on the button below to see the photos
Housman Court Residents and Staff Photo Call
We have now purchased some tablets and are currently setting up a Facebook page to increase the communication avenues for you to contact the home. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the home. Email – ruth.o’email@example.com
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The Orchards April Newsletter
We are holding a VE celebration of sorts for our residents - keeping to social distancing. Still lots of fun to be had! Photos will be posted soon!
VE Celebrations Exmouth House
Exmouth House are asking all you lovely people out there in our community whether you could kindly donate some plants and seeds to brighten up our garden. If you follow the link below it will take you to an article within the Exmouth Journal. Thank you in advance!
Exmouth House plea for garden plants
Planned events, birthdays, activities and more. Please click on the link below to see our February Newsletter
Housman Court March Newsletter
Our scrapbook of memories of life at Signature House for the residents to reminise over.
Signature House Memory Scrapbook
Friday 28th February saw St John's Court transported back into the old Country and Western Days. The activities team- Ben and Ffion had done an amazing job in transforming the room to get into the spirit of things. Many residents and staff dressed up and enjoyed an array of cowboy themed music, games and even the local line dancing group came in to show us their dancing skills. We even had our own wanted photos and a bar on hand for residents to enjoy cocktails!
It was a brilliant day, enjoyed by all. Click the Read More button to see the photos
Yeehaw! St. John's Court goes all Country and Western