Wessex Lodge Nursing Home

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About The Home

Wessex Lodge is a modern purpose-built home for 40 residents, specifically designed to meet the needs of older residents requiring nursing care. It extends over three floors, with each of the bedrooms providing en-suite facilities, whilst some of the ground floor rooms have access via patio doors onto the gardens. All bedrooms have modern safety features and include a 24-hour nurse call system, thermostatic controls and smoke detectors.

The building has furnished lounges and a dining room, which has been tastefully decorated and provides relaxing meeting areas for residents and their guests. Outside, the garden and patio areas offer residents a chance to relax in warmer weather.

Types of Care

  • Residential
  • Nursing
  • Dementia
  • Respite
  • Palliative


  • All aspects of personal and nursing care with 24 hour cover.
  • Regular visits from GPs.
  • Hairdressing, dental, optician and chiropody services.
  • Arrangements to ensure that residents are able to worship in their own faith.
  • Arts and crafts, music and movement, social, cultural and spiritual activities.
  • Delivery of newspapers and magazines.
  • In-house laundry services.
  • Television point / phone point in own room.

CQC Report

The Care Quality Commission is the independent body that regularly inspects all care homes in England. It makes sure that all care services meet the national standards of quality and safety and undertake a review of compliance.

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Our Team

Registered Manager – Priscilla Dhlamini

Deputy Manager Susan Moore

Clerical Assistant – Samantha Hill

Registered Manager Profile – Priscilla Dhlamini

Priscilla is an experienced general nurse with 27 years of varied experience and numerous skills. Most of Priscilla’s career has been in elderly care which she is very passionate about. Priscilla has worked for Hestia Care for 13 years and started off as a night nurse at Berehill House (next door) and then got promoted to deputy manager in 2010 and moved to Wessex lodge in 2014.She then finally again got promoted to a registered manager in 2015.

In her spare time, Priscilla enjoys reading,shopping and spending time with her family.

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Care and Nutrition

As part of our service, we provide 3 meals a day for all residents, which are all prepared on-site. Alternatives are offered as we are aware that not everyone will always want the same thing.

At Hestia Care, we recognize the importance of meal times as part of a resident’s lifestyle and nutrition as part of any care package. Therefore, we make a specific effort to incorporate personal preferences and special dietary requirements into each meal.

With suitable notice, we are happy to provide meals for relatives of our residents. We also look for ways to improve our service and welcome feedback on the dining room experience we provide.

A sample weekly menu for Wessex Nursing Home can be found here.

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Events and Activities

At Hestia Care, we feel activities are extremely beneficial to our residents, both physically and psychologically. It has obvious social benefits in terms of engaging with others and feeling a sense of companionship. Also through exercising physical and cognitive skills, residents can give themselves the best chance of staying independent for longer.

At Wessex Nursing Home, regular activities are arranged by our full time Activities Organiser including arts and crafts, exercise to music, quizzes and one-to-one sessions. Residents are encouraged to pursue their own hobbies and interests and can benefit from using the mobile library and on-site hairdressing salon.

Please find below an example overview of the weekly activities for our residents at our Wessex Nursing Home:

Monday: Arts and Crafts and Manicures
Tuesday: Sing-a-longs and Carpet Bowls
Wednesday: Bingo and Basketball
Thursday: Church Services and Music
Friday: Quiz and Games

Click here to see Wessex Nursing Home events calendar.

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Come and Visit Us

We would be delighted to show you around The Wessex Nursing Home. If you would like to arrange a viewing, please contact us and we would be more than happy to take you around the home, answer your questions and introduce you to members of our friendly and welcoming team.

Manager: Priscilla Dhlamini
Email address: wessex@hestiacare.co.uk
Telephone: (01256) 895982
Fax: (01256) 896 795

How To Find Us

Wessex Nursing Home
Jobson Close
RG28 7DX

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