Hill House Nursing Home

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Beacon Hill Road
GU10 5DB


Profile Strength
Excellent 97%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Laxmi Bankar is Home Manager at Hill House Nursing Home.

My name is Laxmi Bankar and I am the Home Manager at Hill House Nursing Home. I am a qualified and experienced Registered Nurse with a degree in Health and Social Care. My passion in life is ensuring the elderly receive fantastic person-centred care, in a happy and safe environment.

I have a wealth of experience having worked before as a nurse, clinical lead and deputy home manager before joining Hill House. My areas of expertise are Dementia, Elderly and Palliative care. I really enjoy seeing how outstanding care can make a difference to the quality of life of our residents and this is something I always promote to the team at Hill House.

Laxmi Bankar

Hill House is a friendly and happy family run nursing home specialising in nursing, dementia care, elderly and palliative care. The home is rated Outstanding for Care and Good overall by CQC. 

Hill House is a modern, purpose built 56 bedroom nursing home. It is committed to providing the highest level of care in a dignified and compassionate way, with the best facilities and equipment in a safe, comfortable home, with trained, experienced staff. All of the staff are permanently employed with no agency staff used. 

Qualified nurses and trained carers strive to improve the quality of life of the residents who have chosen to live at the home. The residents are at the heart of the home, helping to chose our chefs menus and picking the activities programme. There is a full and diverse activities programme for the residents put on throughout the home, providing many opportunities to socialise, participate and pursue their own interests.  

Everyone at Hill House wants the residents to be comfortable, well cared for and enjoy living at Hill House. 

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy, Reablement, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in our care setting.
safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We offer safe, distanced visiting in dedicated safe visiting spaces for residents and their families. 

Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

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Our Building and Facilities

A luxurious purpose built, modern nursing home with 56 large bedroom suites, with underfloor heating, full wet rooms and WIFI, 24 hour nurse call system. There are larger rooms available if couples want to share. 

Outside there are beautiful, landscaped gardens, with colour all year round. These are accessed by wide, level foot paths. 

Outstanding facilities help to support and enable the residents to enjoy living at Hill House. With over 300 pieces of art to help stimulate memories and happy emotions. There are 3 different lounges, a comfortable library area,  a café bistro for residents to relax in. A hairdressing and beauty salon and a quiet family room also provide choice for the residents. 

The staff are supported with the best of equipment, with 2 large lifts, 2 full care bathrooms with hoists and flooring to help reduce falls. 

In addition to this the home also has 3 interactive activities tables and a quiet room for residents who just want peace and quiet.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jun 2011

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Bistro, Coffee Shop / Café, Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Coffee Shop, Day Centre, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Optician, Overnight Guest Stay, Physiotherapy.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls, Interactive Digital Touch Table, Reduce Plastic Use, Solar Panel Heating.



All bedroom suites are large, en-suite wet rooms and with comfortable nursing profiling beds. 

There is an choice of having the rooms furnished or furnished with your own furniture. 

All of the rooms have nurse call, WIFI, phone, satellite TV and underfloor heating. 

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 56

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Private Patio, Secure Access, Sky/Cable TV, Tea and Coffee-making Facilities, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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All of our staff at Hill House are permanently employed, with no agency staff ever used. Hill House invest heavily in training and developing our staff.

The ethos of the company is to promote loyalty and longevity this helps to reduce staff turn over which allows our staff to get to know our residents care needs and preferences very well. 

Our Team
Alison Lee
Alison Lee

I am Alison Lee the Proprietor of Woodlands & Hill Brow Ltd. I am a nurse with a degree in Nursing and a Diploma in Elderly Care. I left the NHS where I was Ward Manager of an elderly care unit at the Royal Free Hospital when I assumed control of Woodlands & Hill Brow Ltd following my mother's retirement in 1998.

I am immensely proud of the standards of care we achieve and the family ethos and feel which runs through the heart of our homes.

Jo Grinyer
Jo Grinyer
Director of Care

My name is Jo Grinyer and I am the Director of Care for Woodlands and Hill Brow Ltd. I am a nurse with a degree in nursing and a background in acute and specialist long-term conditions nursing, together with a wealth of experience in care home management. My main area of responsibility is to support and guide the Home Managers.

I am proud to work for a company that always puts it's residents' care, wellbeing and happiness first and with a team at Hill House that shares the same core values and commitment.

Laxmi Bankar
Laxmi Bankar
Home Manager

My name is Laxmi Bankar and I am the Home Manager at Hill House Nursing Home. I am a qualified and experienced Registered Nurse with a degree in Health and Social Care. My passion in life is ensuring the elderly receive fantastic person-centred care, in a happy and safe environment.

I have a wealth of experience having worked before as a nurse, clinical lead and deputy home manager before joining Hill House. My areas of expertise are Dementia, Elderly and Palliative care. I really enjoy seeing how outstanding care can make a difference to the quality of life of our residents and this is something I always promote to the team at Hill House.

Marion Barnes
Marion Barnes
Deputy Manager

I am a registered general nurse with many years’ experience of a variety of nursing roles and specialise in elderly, dementia and end of life care. I am delighted to join Hill House as an experienced care home manager and look forward to working with the team to ensure we provide an outstanding service to our residents. I am very passionate about building therapeutic relationships with our residents and their key people and feel driven to providing person-centred holistic care that is tailored to their unique needs.

Lucy Jesse
Lucy Jesse
Residents Liaison Manager

I am so proud to be part of the Woodlands & Hill Brow family.  I have worked in the Care sector for many years, and have been working within Residential Care for 11 years now.   Previously I have been a Senior Care manager and Activity and Volunteer Coordinator before moving onto this role.  I love working in a compassionate, caring environment with such a lovely team who all ensure the best support available is given to all of our Residents.  

I absolutely love coming to work and get so much fulfilment from being able to show people around our lovely homes, welcoming them to our warm, caring and stimulating environments.   The biggest pleasure is then being able to welcome families and new Residents into our homes, and ensure a smooth move in process too.   The Residents and people I meet along the way are what makes this role such an enjoyable one, and seeing them flourish in our homes.

Josie Kimmance
Josie Kimmance
Kings Nurse Specialist

Hello, my name is Josie, I have worked for Woodlands and Hill Brow since 2011 as a nurse and now Kings Nurse Specialist. My real passion in life is nursing and I specialise in dementia care. It is so important to me that the residents who we care for are happy, cared for with respect and dignity and that every day we as a team can help to improve their quality of care.

Nicoleta Apostu
Nicoleta Apostu
Senior nurse

My name is Nicoleta, I am the Senior Nurse and Clinical Lead at Hill House. I joined Woodlands and Hill Brow Ltd in 2016, after working in a number of other nursing homes previously. I was drawn to Hill House because of its reputation for delivering outstanding care.

It is my belief our residents should receive excellent nursing care and I am proud to be part of the team at Hill House.

Helen Evans
Helen Evans
Senior Carer

My name is Helen Evans. I am Senior Carer at Hill House Nursing Home. I joined Hill House in 2011, having previously worked at Woodlands and Hill Brow. My passion in life is looking after people. I really enjoy caring for all our residents and their different needs and being an important member of the team at Hill House.

Bryony Swadling
Bryony Swadling
Activities Team Leader

My name is Bryony. I am the lead activities coordinator at Hill House. My passion is making our residents happy and I believe this is part and parcel of good care. Our residents help to choose what activities they would enjoy at our residents committee meetings and my job as activities coordinator allows me many opportunities to organise them. 

We have lots of different things going on throughout the home everyday, so plenty of choice for residents to join in. These include arts and crafts, quiz's, gardening and cookery clubs, themed events, scrapbooking, reminiscing pursuits, games and music and movement classes plus lots of musical performances. We also have trips out to the pub, garden centres, theatre and shopping. 

Jade Smith
Jade Smith
Head Chef

My name is Jade love my job as head Chef at Hill House. 

I love cooking and preparing delicious and nutritional meals for our residents. One of the things I enjoy most is meeting with our residents and finding out their individual preferences and dietary requirements are. The residents also help to choose the menus at their resident committee meetings. 

Another element of my job I enjoy is developing and building a strong kitchen team.

Funding Types
Local Authority Hampshire
Region South East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

We understand that meal times are very important to our residents. All of our meals are home cooked by our talented chefs and the kitchen team.

Individuals can always choose an alternative to what is on the days menu. 

Our chefs always meet with a new resident to discuss their likes and dislikes. 

We Serve Food At
Afternoon Tea, All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Gluten-free, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Hill House Nursing Home believes activities are an important part of the care and happiness, for the residents who choose to live at the home. 

There are 3 full time activities coordinators, who provide a wide range of different activities to suit the different needs of the residents. 

The residents help to choose the activities programme through the residents committee meetings. In addition to this time is set aside for specialist one to one activities for individuals. 

The home has also invested heavily in interactive and stimulating activity tables and have also created a quiet room for residents who like peace and quiet and their own space. 

Our Photos

Hill House - Weekly Activities 12th -18th October.docx

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Music Entertainment, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
Our Pets

We welcome pet therapy in all of our homes. At Hill House we are visited regularly by Alison with her friendly ponies, pigmy goats and her lovely dog Daisy. 

The residents love to pet and feed the ponies and goats, while Daisy is a firm favourite with everyone and just loves the fuss she receives. 

Can You Bring Your Pet

We Welcome
Birds, Dogs, Horses, Rabbits, Reptiles.

Beacon Hill Road
GU10 5DB

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Outstanding
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/1f096c59-9b12-4371-b7be-069df3892870
Report Published 10th October 2017
Registration Date 19th July 2011
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.
Our Awards
Winners Inspire Family Business of the Year Winners Inspire Family Business of the Year

Frequently asked questions about Hill House Nursing Home

Hill House Nursing Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in October 2017.
Hill House Nursing Home provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Hill House Nursing Home has 60 rooms.
Hill House Nursing Home is owned by Woodlands Hillbrow.
No. Hill House Nursing Home does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Hill House Nursing Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Hill House Nursing Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Hill House Nursing Home comes under Hampshire.
Hill House Nursing Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Hill House Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Laxmi Bankar is the manager of Hill House Nursing Home.

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