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Afternoon Tea at the Halstead Ritz

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 30, 2019
Residents enjoyed the return of our ‘Tea at the Ritz’ event as well as extending the invitation for residents from our sister home in Long Melford. Residents joined forces to enjoy posh High Tea in vintage crockery. The kitchen team prepared a fabulous selection of cucumber sandwiches, savoury treats, a selection of iced buns and […]
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Awards Success for Stow’s Homes

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 30, 2019
Stow Healthcare’s award success continued in March at the Great British Care Awards with three finalists from across the company after they won their categories at the regional finals in November. Ford Place’s Denise Phipps was a finalist in the End of Life/ Palliative Care category as was Grace Watson of Melford Court in the […]
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Springtime activities for all to enjoy

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 2019
It has been so special this year to enjoy another trip from local lambs, who residents have enjoyed meeting and having a cuddle with. We are so lucky in the home to have our resident dog Noella, who has found her feet and her way around, and our residents are really enjoying the benefit of […]
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You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 2019
For some, growing older means the opportunity for slowing down and taking things a little easier, but not for some residents at Melford Court! Instead it is the chance to do something different, learn new skills and make new friends. We recently saw our first resident and staff training session with resident John joining staff […]
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A Cuppa with our Friends at Halstead Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 2019
Residents at Melford Court were invited to an afternoon ‘Tea at the Ritz’ style event at our sister home in Halstead recently. Residents from Melford Court joined residents at Halstead Hall for ‘posh’ High Tea served from vintage crockery. The home’s kitchen prepared a fabulous selection of cucumber sandwiches, savoury treats, and a selection of […]
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History comes to Life for our Residents!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 2019
Many of you may have seen the ‘Pop it in the Post’ exhibition which we were lucky enough to have been loaned by the Postal Museum in London. The display told the history of the postal system, including banners with fun facts about the history of mail and authentic uniforms for everyone to try on. […]
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New Friends of All Ages!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 2019
The benefits of children and the elderly having the opportunity to send time together have recently been a hot topic in the media. We have been embracing this opportunity to get to know some new friends by forming a new partnership with our local nursery group. Woodpeckers Nursery are now regular visitors to the home […]
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Stow Healthcare Awards Success – 2018

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
Congratulations to all of our staff who were nominated and received awards and finalist places last year. We are extremely proud of all of you! Laing Buisson National Awards 2018 • Winner- Residential Care Provider – Stow Healthcare Bury Free Press Business Awards 2018 • Winner- Business Leader of the Year, Ruth French, Stow Healthcare […]
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Incredible Turnaround for Halstead Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
There was a special Christmas Present for staff and residents at Halstead Hall as it was rated ‘Good’ by CQC in their inspection report published on Christmas Eve. Inspectors noted the significant change” seen under the new ownership in the last 12 months as the home was rated Good overall and outstanding in the ‘Well […]
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Stow Healthcare’s Outstanding Hat Trick!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
They say that things come in threes, and that certainly was the case when we received the fabulous news that Stowlangtoft Hall had been rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC after their inspection in October 2018. Inspectors rated the areas ‘Caring’ and ‘Responsive’ as Outstanding, resulting in an overall ‘Outstanding rating.’ The inspectors said in their report: […]
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Brandon Park is Doubly Outstanding!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
Staff and residents of Brandon Park Nursing Home are jumping for joy after CQC visited the home and gave it it’s second ‘Outstanding’ rating. Following the CQC’s unannounced visit in September, the inspectors said in their report: “There was an exceptionally strong family ethos within the home of treating people as individuals and with respect. […]
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Stow Healthcare wins National Award!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Stow Healthcare was named Residential Care Provider of the Year at one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the LaingBuisson Awards 2018. More than 1,000 people were present at the glittering awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge which celebrated the best in health and social […]
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Long Service Awards for Dedicated Staff

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
This year Stow Healthcare launched their Long Service Award Scheme to recognise and reward staff for their considerable length of service dedicated to the home and its residents. Congratulations to Valerie Land who received an award in recognition for 20 Years’ Service at Melford Court
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Stow in the Snow brings Success!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
Following the success of our summer competition ‘Stow in Bloom’, we launched our very first winter competition ‘Stow in the Snow’ to get everyone into the festive spirit. This competition was designed to provide meaningful Christmas activities within the homes and engage staff, residents and their families all together at this special time of year. […]
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Melford Court welcomes a new Home Manager

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
As many of you are aware, Fiona will be leaving her role as Home Manager at Melford Court to take up a new role as Clinical Advisor within the Stow Healthcare Group on a full-time basis. We are delighted to have recruited Mrs Sally Shadbolt, RN, to take up the role of Home Manager at […]
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Our Inter-Generational Partnership

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
The benefits of children and the elderly having the opportunity to send time together are currently a hot topic in the media. We have been embracing the opportunity to get to know some new friends and there is no better time than the festive season. We have had a number of visits from local schools, […]
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Visit to the Abbey Gardens

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On November 1, 2018
This summer we were lucky enough to be able to take a trip out of the home to th Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds. Eight residents and staff from Melford Court had a great afternoon taking in the colourful and award-winning gardens in the sunshine. After a walk around the gardens and walkways, residents […]
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Stow in Bloom Success!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On November 1, 2018
This summer we have been encouraging residents to get creative in the garden with the launch of our inaugural ‘Stow in Bloom’ competition, to engage residents, families, staff and volunteers to contribute to the effort to find ‘Best in Stow’! With categories ranging from tallest sunflower, to best hanging basket or vegetable crop, there has […]
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Care Quality Commission rates Melford Court as ‘Good’

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On November 1, 2018
We are delighted to report that Melford Court has been rated ‘as good overall and also good in all five categories by CQC following an unannounced inspection in May. The inspectors said in their report: “The registered manager worked effectively in partnership with a number of other health and social care organisations to achieve better […]
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Staying Fit as a Fiddle!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On November 1, 2018
The Suffolk Care Home Olympics was popular with residents at Melford Court last year and we are excited to be a part of them again this year. A member of the Suffolk Care Home Olympics Team visits the home each week to take part in a different activity including fishing, curling and boccia. This is […]
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Awards news for Melford Court Staff

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On November 1, 2018
We are thrilled to announce that Melford staff have scooped finalist places in a variety of categories at the East of England Care awards. Tyrone Peacock was recognised in the Nurse category, Grace Watson in the Carer Category, and Tony Pilgrim in the Ancillary Worker Category represented the home. These are all extremely competitive categories […]
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Royal Celebrations at Melford Court

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 26, 2018
On the 20th April, we took party in National Care Home Open Day and celebrated the Queen’s birthday with games in the garden at Melford Court.  To commemorate the Queen’s 92nd birthday residents at Melford Court planted a cherry tree in the garden to mark the occasion.  Residents helped chose the location and helped manager […]
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A Centenarian Celebration for Alfie Wilson

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 26, 2018
We celebrated resident Alfie Wilson’s 100th birthday in April with cake, balloons and lots of laughter. Alfie enjoyed his day in style surrounded by friends and family who joined him for an afternoon tea party with staff and residents at Melford Court. Alfie was delighted with the celebrations which included receiving his telegram from the […]
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Chief Executive of local Hospital visits

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 26, 2018
Chief Executive Officer for West Suffolk Hospital, Professor Dr Steve Dunn visited us at Melford Court in April. This was Steve’s first visit to Melford Court where he met with the management team to discuss the current partnership working with the home and West Suffolk Hospital. Melford Court has recently been asked to pilot the […]
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Acquisition of Halstead Hall Care Home

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
We are very pleased to announce that Stow Healthcare has expanded its premium care brand into Essex with the acquisition of Attwood’s Manor care home in Halstead. The home is an elegant 19th Century country manor house that retains many of its original features and is located on the edge of the historic north Essex […]
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Go Green-Fingers for Stow in Bloom!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
We are really excited to announce the inaugural Stow in Bloom competition! Residents and others across out five homes have suggested ideas for categories, which include Best Hanging Basket, Tallest Sunflower and Best Edible display, as well as opportunities to create a craft or miniature garden! Judging will take place in the week starting 23 […]
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Sister home Ford Place is ‘Outstanding’!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
We are delighted to report that our sister home Ford Place has been awarded the coveted ‘Outstanding’ rating by CQC following an unannounced inspection in November. The inspectors said in their report: “We observed kind, compassionate staff spending time with people and their families to ensure peoples’ well-being and offering support around their individual needs.” […]
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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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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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