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Crosshill Nursing Home


Click here to view Crosshill’s Service User Guide / Statement of Purpose

Crosshill Nursing Home in Stanhope was design and commissioned by David and Florence in the early 1990’s as a purpose built Nursing Home. It opened in February 1992 and in the years that followed, in keeping with their ethos; it began to accept clients with residential care needs. It is therefore able to provide on-going care for clients whose needs change over time without them needing to move Home, or even the bedroom in which they have been living. CQC Ratings Poster

 Registration Details

Julie Percival      Nurse Manager

Service User Category – Up to 30 adults with Residential, Nursing and / or Continuing Health Care needs (Old People OP / Physical Disability PD / Nursing N). Crosshill accepts individuals who are privately funded and also those whose fees are paid, partially or fully, by a Local Authority.

Our excellent team of highly skilled and motivated staff are lead, and supported, by our long standing Home Manager, and resident of Stanhope, Julie Percival (RN (Adult) DIP HE) and Qualified Nurses who are on duty 24 hours a day. Our Qualified Nurses have a vast range of nursing experience, knowledge and practice including elderly care, orthopaedic, mental health, general medical and surgical and community nursing. Our Director of Nursing has over 20 years of experience in cancer care and spent the last ten years in the NHS as the Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse / Nurse Consultant for Cancer Care in the Newcastle Upon Tyne Foundation Trust.

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All rooms with En-suite facilities

Alongside our Qualified Nurses are our highly qualified Care Workers, the majority of whom have achieved the highly regarded National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in the care field. We also have skilled and experienced domestic, catering and activities teams and these support staff work closely with our Nurses and Care staff to form an excellent team thus ensure the smooth running of our Home.Our commitment to quality is also evident in our staffing levels which are constantly reviewed to reflect the needs of Clients and the Home.

Crosshill offers many facilities and activities, including two entertaining rooms with flat screen multimedia (TV and music) a talking library filled with excellent materials and access to media, news and magazine publications. The Home’s THREE activity co-ordinators are in the home five days a week (Monday to Friday) running regular Client focused internal activity sessions: pamper sessions where Clients can have hair, skin or nail treatments, card games, knitting or sewing, physical and mental exercise classes, drawing, cooking and many more. External visitors are requested to attend the home one or two times a monthly and these have included local entertainers, pony therapy and clothes parties. Involvement is optional as some Clients choose to can simply sitting back and reminisce with our staff about ‘the good old days’.

Birthdays are always a special time and we can arrange a party at a venue and style of their choice.

We work closely with our local Health Care Professionals e.g. GP, dietician  home loans service etc. and will ensure that if an external professional is needed then their services will be sought as swiftly as is required. On request, personal visits can also be arranged for Hairdressers, Chiropody, Dentistry and Opticians.

Additional information – Family and friends might be interested to know that the Home provides Free WiFi access, thus facilitating communication with those who live away / abroad. We promote Eco Friendly policies by recycling over half of our waste and in 2012 we fitted 45 solar panels to support our energy consumption.

After all that entertaining  you’ll need a good nights rest

Crosshill operates a Key Worker Care System where each Client’s needs and requirements are assessed and personal activities are planned accordingly.

Day trips and outings are offered regularly throughout the year. These can include short trips down the street and / or to the local Tea Room or trips further afield. A disabled access minibus takes our Clients to local attractions including the coast, Bowes Museum, Killhope mine and many more. A comprehensive list can be found in the local attractions section.

Where are we? Crosshill is located on the outskirts of Stanhope, a small picturesque village situated on the River Wear. Stanhope is surrounded by the moorland of the North Pennines, identified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The village is located approximately 20 miles from both Hexham and Durham and only 30 miles away from Newcastle. Consett, Crook and Barnard Castle are the village’s closest local towns. Close to the Home there is access to the local bus services to Crook, Darlington and Bishop Auckland.

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Out on the moors…

External Reports We have an excellent reputation and evidence pertaining to the quality of our care can be found within our inspection reports, awards and within the local media. We are proud of the quality of care we provide, but don’t just take our word for it !

The Home is inspected at least twice a year by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Local Authority. For your reference we display a copy of our latest reports in the entrance for the general public to see and read so please feel free to ask us any questions which may result from it. We realise that this all helps you to make the right decision with your search for your new Home so please click the links to view the CQC website and our latest report for Crosshill

Considering a move to Crosshill

Crosshill is extremely popular and often has a Waiting List (Click Here for further information). All prospective Client’s, relatives / carers are offered the opportunity to visit the Home and meet with other Clients / staff before making any decisions e.g. a Client may wish to undertake a day visit, overnight or weekend stay. An admission date is only arranged when a decision has been mutually agreed, by all relevant parties. It is important to remember that admissions to the Home are usually subject to a 6 week trial period whereby either party may end the contract without obligation.

Please feel free to contact us should you require any additional information: Tel 01388 526205 julie@rayson-homes.com

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Onwards and upwards ……..

Its been a dreadful year for many of us but hopefully things are set to improve in 2021. Most of our residents, in both homes, have now had their second vaccinations and many of our staff have had their first vaccination too.

Unfortunately Proctor House will be saying goodbye to Sheila, their Home Manager, in April this year. Sheila has been an extremely dedicated employee who has made it her mission to ensure our older adults with Learning Difficulties received the care they deserved for the last two decades. She will be sadly missed by the Organisation, her colleagues, residents, their families and friends but we all wish her all the best for her well deserved retirement.

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