Brandon Park News

Dates for your Diary

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
Fri 16th June- ‘Care Home Open Day’ (An afternoon tea party) Sat 29th July- Brandon Park’s Annual Summer Fete – come and join the fun – more details to follow
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Easter ‘Eggs’travaganza!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
Easter has been particularly busy for us with lots of activities to bring residents, families and staff together over the Easter bank holiday weekend. We started off on Good Friday with ‘Posh Hat and Frocks”. The Ladies donned their best frocks and decorated their own Easter hats at the morning craft session. This was followed […]
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Activities with Frances

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
As many of you know, Sarah has left the activities department to return to work as part of the care team. Frances has since done a wonderful job taking over as activities coordinator with a fresh pair of eyes and new ideas. Frances has worked in the care sector for 30 years and has previously […]
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Stow Healthcare Nurse Maureen Tilbrook Reaches National Awards Final

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
Friday 31st March saw the Great British Care Award Final with Nurse Maureen Tilbrook from Stowlangtoft Hall reaching the final 6 in the country in the good nurse category, which is an outstanding achievement. The awards were hosted at the ICC in Birmingham where Maureen went along supported by her family and colleagues to a […]
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Time for a Cuppa at Brandon Park

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ takes place between 1st – 8th March every year and was set up so that people could make ‘Time for a Cuppa’ with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues whilst helping to raise money to provide more Admiral Nurses for people facing dementia. On the 3rd March Brandon Park hosted […]
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Spring at Brandon Park

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
Spring has well and truly sprung and the warmer weather and the longer days means there is lots to look forward to in the coming months. Since the start of the year the activities schedule has been renewed to make it more resident-orientated. A new activities schedule has been put together by residents, for residents […]
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Acquisition of Melford Court Nursing Home

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 6, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Melford Court Nursing Home in Long Melford has been acquired by Stowlangtoft Healthcare. Melford Court, a beautiful grade II listed building, is a popular local home located at the centre of the historic wool town of Long Melford. We are very much looking forward to getting to know our […]
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Stowlangtoft Healthcare Group wins two National Awards!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On December 8, 2016
Stowlangtoft Healthcare is celebrating after having seen two of its staff win accolades at the 2016 National Care Awards in London. Sam Cutts, Deputy Manager at Brandon Park Nursing Home was awarded the title of Best Registered Nurse in the UK, beating off stiff competition from four other finalists. The judges said that Sam was […]
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Hairdressing at Brandon Park

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
We are really pleased that Jo Ewen is now looking after our residents’ hair at Brandon Park and is proving very popular with the residents. She offers a very good service each Tuesday and will often come back on a Wednesday if the diary is very full. If you haven’t met Jo before, she will […]
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Supporting Macmillan!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
This year we have been very proud again to support the MacMillan coffee morning at both our homes. We had some amazing treats baked that were enjoyed by residents, visitors and staff and were able to raise some money for this worthwhile charity. Thank you to everyone who took time and trouble to get baking […]
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Wedding Bells for Home Manager Jan!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
We are very pleased to announce the recent wedding of Jan Harman to her lovely husband Ian in August. Jan and Ian enjoyed a deliberately low key wedding and are now enjoying married life together. Jan’s married name is Gibbs and she will be starting to use her married name at work in the coming […]
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Activities at Brandon Park and a New Arrival!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
We would like to congratulate husband and wife staff members Joanna Silarska and Adam Silarski on the birth of their son Daniel who was born in September. Daniel has already been in to visit residents! With Joanna enjoying her maternity leave with her newborn son, carers Frazer and Sarah are doing a wonderful job of […]
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New Sweet Shop opens!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
Following the success of the shop opening at Stowlangtoft Hall this summer we are delighted to announce the opening of our new shop at Brandon Park. We have bought a beautiful handmade wooden cart that is fully stocked with old fashioned sweet and treats, toiletries, greeting cards and stamps. To begin with, the shop will […]
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National Awards judging for our Staff

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
Stowlangtoft Healthcare is delighted to announce that we have a bumper year of shortlistings in the National Care Awards and the Great British Care Awards, both prestigious national care competitions. Our appeal for residents, families and staff to nominate colleagues who they felt went the extra mile saw many quality candidates suggested at our homes […]
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Awards Success for Brandon Park Staff!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
2016 Suffolk Care Awards: Stowlangtoft Healthcare homes celebrated a wonderful night at Kesgrave Hall in September, seeing their teams receive ‘Highly Commended’ awards in three categories. Brandon Park was lauded for its work in ‘Dignity and Respect’ and Stowlangtoft Hall did very well to be selected as a finalist in both the End of Life […]
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Acquisition of Ford Place Nursing Home

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
We are thrilled to announce that Ford Place Nursing Home in Thetford has been acquired by Stowlangtoft Healthcare. Ford Place, a beautiful grade II listed home on the outskirts of Thetford, is a popular local home with a Good CQC rating and is set in lovely grounds with a walled garden and riverside position. We […]
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Date for your diary!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On August 26, 2016
Don’t forget that our annual MacMillan Coffee Morning will take place on Friday 30th September. Last year’s coffee morning was a fantastic success with lots of visitors and lots of cake consumed, so please do join us again this year. If you are able to bake any contributions, please let Emma our Home Administrator know!
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Suffolk Care Awards Short listings

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On August 26, 2016
Stowlangtoft Healthcare homes have succeeded in securing 15% of the shortlisted entries for the whole county in the inaugural Suffolk Care Awards. The awards, put in place to highlight the fantastic care provided in care homes and in people’s homes across the county are currently going through the judging process. Both Stowlangtoft Hall and Brandon […]
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Redecoration underway and biomass boiler installed at Brandon Park

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On August 26, 2016
Those visiting the building recently will have seen the scaffolding dominating the north side of the home. We are currently completely redecorating the external walls of the home, which in some places has required extensive work to ensure the render meets our high standards. It will take some weeks for the whole building to be […]
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New Sweet Shop to Open at Brandon Park

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On August 26, 2016
Following the successful introduction of a new sweet shop ‘Sweet Retreat’ at Stowlangtoft Hall in June, we are now planning on rolling this out to Brandon Park this autumn. The shop will provide the opportunity for residents and their families as well as staff to make purchases. The shop will likely stock old fashioned boiled […]
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Summer Fete Success at Brandon

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On August 26, 2016
This year we hosted our first Summer Fete at Brandon Park, supporting Help the Heroes. With live music, a petting zoo, bouncy castle and stalls, we had a beautiful sunny day for our event and were pleased to be able to share it with residents and families. A new photo display will shortly be appearing […]
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Second Birthday Celebrations – A Date For Your Diary!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
On Friday 8 July we will be hosting a special party at Brandon Park with music, food and lots of fun. It will be two years since Stowlangtoft Healthcare took over Brandon Park and we will also be combining it with HM Queen’s 90th birthday so do come along – more details to follow!!
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Annual Surveys – Make Your Voice Heard!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
This year’s annual surveys are now being sent to residents, families and staff. We are encouraging electronic responses, but paper copies will be available for all residents and any families or staff who require them. Please just ask at reception where we will be happy to help. Emails will be sent out with a link […]
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Big Plans for External Aspect of Brandon Park

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
This summer will see the final phase of the huge renovation project at Brandon Park as we tackle the weathered paint and plasterwork of the outside of the building. By summer we expect to have a glorious new facade with sparkling paintwork and a welcoming entrance to our Home, which now looks to lovely and […]
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CQC Gives Brandon Park a Glowing Report!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
Many of you will have been aware that on Monday 11 January 2016 we were inspected by the Care Quality Commission, which is the body that regulates the activities that we provide at Brandon Park. We are delighted to announce that Brandon Park has been rated as a ‘Good’ home overall. This is a huge […]
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Springtime Activities at Brandon Park

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
As ever, our activities have been going at full pace at Brandon. We have recently acquired a beautiful model railway set, which will be part of a longer term therapeutic project for residents. If you know anyone who can help or who loves railways, do ask them to speak to Joanna. We will have local […]
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