St Georges Park
Ditchling Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 0GT


Profile Strength
Good 74%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia
Availability Call for details
Weekly Prices From £1,350.00
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Karen Shrimpton is Registered Manager at St Rita's Care Home.

My name is Karen Shrimpton, I am the new manager at St Rita's care home and have been in post since 24th February 2020. 
I have worked in Health and social care for the last 26 years, 16 years of these in management of care homes - Supported living, Learning disabilities, Dementia, Residential and Acquired brain injuries. My qualifications are: NVQ 4 RMA, CIH level 3, Level 5 and Level 7 degree in health and social care.

I enjoy working with the elderly and find my role to be both rewarding and fulfilling providing care to the elderly which meets my strong values in care.

Should you be interested in visiting, please call: 01444 873 740

Thank you.


Karen Shrimpton

St. Rita’s is one of three purpose-built state-of-the-art care homes located in the grounds of St. George’s Park. The home offers the best in modern facilities combined with the traditional principles of care which has been offered by the Augustinian Sisters at St. George’s since 1868.

The Sisters oversee the care homes taking an active part in the day to day running and pastoral care of the residents. The home on Ditchling Common is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and has views of the South Downs and across the 250 acres of gardens and farmlands, much of which is accessible to wheelchair users making it ideal for friends and family to take residents for a stroll through the beautiful countryside.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Mental Healthcare, Personal care.
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 Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Communal Areas

There are numerous cosy communal lounges which accommodate approximately 10 residents, these are furnished with TVs and radios and all have adjoining kitchenettes where light refreshments are able to be prepared, ideal for a family gathering.

The large dining room can accommodate all the residents and has the facility of an adjoining lounge with large screen TV and a small bar area allowing residents to socialise when away from the more offering views across the grounds of St. George’s, perfect for alfresco eating or just sitting enjoying a warm summer day. All paths have recently been laid with rubberised material for extra safety.


St. Rita’s has its own hairdressing salon where residents can make an appointment with a qualified hairdresser who makes regular visits.

The home also has a quiet room where residents can spend time in the tranquil atmosphere reading or other quiet activities without television or radios.

The shop is stocked with a range of everyday items such as toiletries and cards and enables residents and visitors to make purchases.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building
Voluntary / Not for Profit

Communal Rooms
Bar / Pub, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Scenic Views, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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The home is built over two floors and offers sixty single en-suite bedrooms which are all furnished to a high standard including built-in wardrobe and dressing table. The rooms are all over 20 square metres with spacious en-suite which consist of wash hand basin, WC and level access shower which are ideal for wheelchair users, if they are required. We actively encourage our residents to bring treasured items and possession and of course are pleased to welcome family and friends to visit at any time. All this helps to make it your home rather than just a room.

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

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Telephone Point.

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We are proud to have a team of committed, highly trained carers. We fully support staff that choose to take more formal qualifications, including NVQs in care and NVQs in catering, and have specific training programmes for care staff that specialise in dementia care. In-house training programmes are also carried out and updated on a regular basis. Regular meetings are held with all members of the team to enable them to be involved in the care of the residents and the running of the home.

You are very welcome to visit our homes and spend time with us so that you can experience for yourself the care that we provide. One of our qualified nurses will spend time with potential residents and their relatives to ensure that the home can meet their needs.

Following admission our qualified staff develop plans for all aspects of a resident’s needs this enables the staff to deliver person-centred care. These plans are reviewed on a regular basis with the resident, their relatives and staff to ensure that we continue to meet their needs.

Each resident is allocated a key worker and they make it their responsibility to ensure all the resident’s needs are met and to provide personal touches on birthdays and anniversaries making your relative feel special.

All our homes have Sisters who are able to offer support to residents and their families in a Pastoral role. The homes are supported by outside health professionals and the local GP visits on a weekly basis.

If you are looking for a Care Home for a loved one, then you can be assured that they will receive the complete care they require and deserve, giving you peace of mind in the knowledge that they are being looked after as if you were doing it yourself.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,350.00

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our chefs provide an excellent and varied menu to meet the nutritional needs of our residents and are pleased to cater for individual dietary requirements. At St. George’s Park we have our own beef cattle which provide meat to the home. Seasonal local produce is used to ensure residents are offered tasty options throughout the year. St. Rita’s received a 5 rating on the new Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Activities and Leisure

There is a large activities room, with a superb balcony where residents can continue to follow their own hobbies or take part in various planned events. St. Rita’s has its very own Activities Organisers who spend time with the residents to ensure that there are varied and interesting options available. The activities include an art class, film shows, keep fit and gardening troughs have recently been introduced which allow residents to grow their own flowers and vegetables.

Residents can also visit the animals on our farm, there are miniature ponies, donkeys, alpacas, highland cattle, pigs and various types of rabbits and guinea pigs.

Musical entertainment is particularly popular and this is provided by outside entertainers. Reminiscence therapy in small groups is also a regular event. Residents who lack mobility are offered passive exercise on a one-to-one basis.


The Home welcomes visitors and residents have an opportunity to meet with them in private or with the group, as they desire. Residents have the chance to enjoy refreshments with their families and arrangements are made for special occasions, eg. birthdays. Residents are encouraged to go out for visits and trips with their relatives and friends.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Music, Painting, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

St Georges Park
Ditchling Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 0GT

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
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Report Published 2nd May 2018
Registration Date 2nd December 2010
Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

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Frequently asked questions about St Rita's Care Home

St Rita's Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in May 2018.
St Rita's Care Home provides Nursing and Dementia care.
Prices for St Rita's Care Home start from £1,350.00 per week.
St Rita's Care Home is owned by Augustinian Care.
No. St Rita's Care Home does not offer Residential care.
No. St Rita's Care Home does not offer Respite care.
Yes. St Rita's Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
St Rita's Care Home comes under East Sussex.
Karen Shrimpton is the manager of St Rita's Care Home.

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