Registered Nurse, Care Workers & Activities Posts Available

Are you a Registered Nurse wanting to maintain your registration with some part time hours, or are you wanting to leave the NHS or plan a return to nursing – we can support you !

Are you a Care Worker and want more job satisfaction in a Band 1 Care Home with good staffing levels so you can give high quality care while also being valued by your employer?

Our New Venus Wing is due to open on 17th Feb and we need caring compassionate individuals to join our team so see our Career Opportunities and get in touch today !


Are you a Registered Nurse or Care Worker who would like more job satisfaction working in a small Band 1 Care Home in a beautiful rural location where quality is key and you really have the potential to make a difference?

As we are about to open our new wing a rare opportunity has arisen to join our team – so watch this space for more information. (Our Home is 20 minutes drive to Consett or Crook and 30 minutes to Hexham)

New Build

I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our neighbours for their on-goingIMG_7836 support with our building works. This week our EMI unit’s new roof was carefully lifted into place. We hope the good weather will now help to speed up the work. We will keep you posted regarding progress.

New Uniform

Crosshill’s new uniforms have started to arrive. We are hoping that this will maintain our informal ‘homely’ nature but help residents and visitors recognise different staff groups and specific members of staff.

uniformRegistered Nurses (Navy)

Care Workers (Royal Blue)

Housekeepers (Maroon)

Activities Staff (Yellow)

Cooks (Black) & Maintenance (Green)


Thinking of You

We have had an extremely sad period at Crosshill over the past few weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the residents we have lost of late and we remember those we have lost over the last two decades.

It is always a privilege to part of a persons life and as such our thoughts are also with Julie and her team. Their care and attention has lead to the development of many meaningful relationships and so it is understandable that they too are affected by the loss of these loved ones. We remember ALL of our residents with fondness … individually they ALL have a place in our HEARTS and mind.


2014 / 15 Resident & Relative Survey Results

Thank you to all those who completed our Survey at Crosshill this year (The results can be found within the residents part of this website and copies are in the entrance foyer and in the dockets of each resident’s bedroom). Your views are extremely important to us as they do influence our actions and plans for the future.  It was interesting to hear your ideas for the new unit and we hope to encompass several of these within the finished project. Although our activities also evaluated extremely well, we are still in the process of trying to find a highly motivated replacement for our Senior Activities Coordinator who retired at the end of last year (Interested individuals to contact Julie or Julia). It was lovely to hear the positive feedback about our staff, hearing this from users themselves really raises their spirits and makes them feel that their efforts are truly appreciated so thank you all for your lovely comments. Maria

New Unit – Update

Our contractors are acutely aware of the local needs and have been working tirelessly, in some extremely difficult weather, to hasten the construction of our New Build.Progress - New Unit

We are now almost at the first floor level and hope that perhaps we have seen the worst of the frost and snow for this year … perhaps we might be blessed with a good winter !


Although we propose to keep everyone informed of progress, via this web page and through the Gazette, please feel free to speak with myself or any of the Homes Senior Team (Julie: Nurse Manager / Julia: Deputy Nurse Manager)

Post Christmas Blues ?

Well, what a wonderful Christmas period we all had ! Not to be outdone by all the Christmas events and, despite the retirement of Diana (our dedicated Senior Activity Coordinator) in December, Julia (our Deputy Nurse Manager) has kindly stepped in and is in the process of developing our 2015 time table of events, while we await the appointment of a new, highly motivated and enthusiastic local individual to take the helm. (Details of the Entertainer who is visiting in January are in the home’s lobby)

We are also in the process of undertaking our regular Client Satisfaction Survey, which will be discussed at our next Residents Meeting on the 9th Feb. (Click here for a Survey form which can be sent to the Home or posted by hand into our Comments Box). We are keen for relatives, both old and new, to join us at the meeting where we will also be discussing progress and plans for our New Unit. Here’s hoping that you can join us then. Maria

Winter is on its way !

Well another summer is over and we are already preparing for another busy period. Following our activities staffs recent success, were they were able to confirm that EVERY resident had gone out on a trip over the Summer period, we agreed a number of additional events for the Winter period as follows:

  • October Wk 13th – Harvest Festival School Singers
  • November 15th – In-house Entertainer with Songs from the Musicals

December  (TBC Weardale Singers and the Junior Band)

  • 6Th In-house Pantomime
  • Metro Centre Christmas Shopping (Date TBC)

Christmas-Party22nd Christmas Party with In-house Entertainment

images24th St Thomas Church Choir                      (TBC)




As always, family and friends are more than welcome to join us and we look forward to seeing you at one, or hopefully more, of these events. Maria

Busy Busy Busy

After the recent success of the Silver Belles and our In-house Panto, Alice in Slumberland, we have a 60’s afternoon planned for the 16th July and a Harpist visiting on the 10th August.

busWe are also hoping that all our residents will have the opportunity to go out on one of our planned bus trips, up and down Dale (24th July, 28th August and the end of September – date TBC)

As always, family and friends are most welcome to join us …. here’s wishing you all a lovely summer. Maria