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Melford Court News

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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