Woodside Hall Nursing Home

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Polegate Road
East Sussex
BN27 3PQ


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Profile Strength
Excellent 91%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,000.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Sharon Lloyd is Director/Registered Manager at Woodside Hall Nursing Home.

Sharon Lloyd has been Managing the home for the past 20 years, she is an enthusiastic Director/Registered Manager and during this time has gained a wealth of knowledge and qualifications , having had a true insight of meeting residents needs & Safety to ensure they have a good quality of life.She is able to support the needs of relatives and ensure the staff are supported in all areas with an open door policy and all training provided.

Sharon Lloyd

Woodside Hall Nursing Home stands in spacious landscaped grounds halfway between the charter market town of Hailsham and the town of Polegate, home to a main line railway station, and is just 5 miles from the seaside town of Eastbourne.

The purpose of Woodside Hall Nursing Home is to provide residents with a home away from home, all residents, whether they are here for short term respite or long term care, are treated with the same amount of love and care and are made to feel as happy and comfortable as possible. Here at Woodside we provide 24 hour nursing from friendly, fully qualified staff that are always on hand to ensure that all of our residents’ needs are met.

It can be daunting to think about a loved one staying in a nursing home but, rest assured, Woodside Hall isn’t like other nursing homes, we try to provide our residents with an environment that feels much more like that of an hotel, relaxed and friendly, with a welcome basket of toiletries and fresh towels provided upon arrival and embroidered robes and slippers, flowers, newspapers, manicurists and hairdressers available upon request.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Palliative, Personal care, 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, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, 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.

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.

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals here.

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Our Building and Facilities

As you enter the building you will immediately appreciate the warm and friendly ambience of our lovely home. Woodside Hall is decorated to a high standard throughout and also benefits from extensive beautifully manicured gardens, we have an in house maintenance team to ensure that these standards never falter and ensure the home is kept as lovely as possible.

Woodside Hall offers 47 single and 6 double rooms, all en-suite, over two floors; the first floor is served by two lifts and three stairways for ease of access. In addition there are two dining rooms, three lounges, a beautiful large conservatory and the gardens with a paved seating area for the residents to relax in.

To ensure the safety of our a residents a number of measures are taken including having corridors that are wide and bright with handrails to aid mobility, having bathing and showering assisted by our care staff to ensure a pleasurable and safe experience, and we have modern fire detectors and fire doors which are tested weekly.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1980

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Optician, Overnight Guest Stay.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Seating, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls, Reduce Plastic Use, Virtual Reality.


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All of the rooms here at Woodside Hall are en-suite and have been furnished and decorated beautifully. Residents are very welcome to bring with them small items of furniture, ornaments and personal touches to add a more homely feel to their room. Emergency call systems are provided in all the rooms and around the home and rooms are also complete with a flat screen colour television and an easy to use telephone for making and receiving outside calls.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 59
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 53

Type Of Room
Shared 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, Telephone Point.

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Woodside Hall Nursing Home is run by a Registered Manager experienced in the care of elderly people, supported by a team of qualified and trained staff and Care Assistants who provide 24-hour support in a professional, caring and kind manner, thus providing a safe and relaxed environment.

The residents are treated with respect and dignity at all times. Each resident is appointed a Key Carer who will ensure the care and safety of that resident.

All staff are subject to an induction programme and are trained in first aid, infection control, adult protection, health and safety, pressure area care, manual handling and fire procedures.

Woodside Hall is served by local General Practitioners and residents are encouraged to remain with their own personal doctor where possible. We can arrange for our residents to be escorted from the home for all hospital and other appointments.

Our Team
Debbie Hendrie
Debbie Hendrie
Clinical Lead

Debbie is our clinical lead and handles all clinical matters within the home, she is always on hand to give advice and support where it’s needed. Debbie is responsible for making sure Woodside Hall is recruiting the best talent and skill to provide the most exceptional  care for our residents whilst her kindness and compassion can be seen in everything she does. She works closely with all staff to ensure excellent communication is always happening across the home.

Sharon Lloyd
Sharon Lloyd
Director/Registered Manager

Sharon Lloyd has been Managing the home for the past 20 years, she is an enthusiastic Director/Registered Manager and during this time has gained a wealth of knowledge and qualifications , having had a true insight of meeting residents needs & Safety to ensure they have a good quality of life.She is able to support the needs of relatives and ensure the staff are supported in all areas with an open door policy and all training provided.

Registered canine concern

Tilly has been a member of our team from the age of 8 weeks.  She is a German Shephard and is registered canine concern. 

Woodside Hall has been Tilly's home all her life, she is lovable, trusting and enjoys peoples company.  

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,000.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,390.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,370.00

Funding Types
Local Authority East Sussex
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

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Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

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Activities Are So Important

During their stay here residents will be invited to join in with daily activities, run by our friendly and enthusiastic activities coordinator, who visits five times a week. Activities include cheese & wine, knitting, arts and crafts. Flower arranging, poetry, table games, movie afternoons and much more. Music is a prominent feature of our activities programme and we regularly have visiting entertainers performing all types of music. In addition, a touring theatre group also performs here four times per year. If residents do not wish to partake in communal activities then in-room entertainment can be provided, such as films, magazines, books, puzzles or knitting. Family and friends are always more than welcome to join in with activities.

Interdenominational Holy Communion is given by the clergy and everyone is invited to attend, personal visits from the clergy are also welcomed.

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Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Board Games, Crafts, Excursions, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Singing, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Shopping.
Our Pets

We have Tilly, our registered K9 concern Dog  residential pet here. She is always happy to visit all residents in the home.

Can You Bring Your Pet

Polegate Road
East Sussex
BN27 3PQ

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 16th May 2017
Last rated 16th June 2017

16th June 2017

20th May 2015

19th May 2015

28th June 2013

13th July 2012

6th June 2012

8th December 2011

Registration Date 24th January 2011
Service Provider Premium Care Limited, BN27 3PQ
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.
Our Awards
Care Home of the Year 2020 Eastbourne Herald Care Home of the Year 2020 Eastbourne Herald

Frequently asked questions about Woodside Hall Nursing Home

Woodside Hall Nursing Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in June 2017.
Woodside Hall Nursing Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Woodside Hall Nursing Home has 59 rooms.
Prices for Woodside Hall Nursing Home start from £1,000.00 per week.
Woodside Hall Nursing Home comes under East Sussex.
Woodside Hall Nursing Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Woodside Hall Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Sharon Lloyd is the manager of Woodside Hall Nursing Home.

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