News

Coffee Morning | 01 Oct 18

Thank you to everyone that attended our MacMillan coffee morning last Friday and kindly donated. We raised well over £200 towards this great cause. Residents and their loved ones enjoyed this social event and it was nice to see some faces from the past too. Thank you to everyone that helped on the day and helped by baking.

MacMillan Coffee Morning | 19 Sep 18

We are taking part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September, 10 am -12 noon.
Our new activites co-ordinator, Maria, will be available to meet.
Maria comes to us with a wealth of experience and creativity and ideas. We now have a full and varied programme of activities 7 days a week. Residents are really enjoying new activities.
Please support MacMillan if you can by visiting and donating.

CQC Inspection | 19 Sep 18

Our latest CQC inspection showed that 2 areas required improvement and our overall rating went from "good" to "requires improvement"
Here is what we have done to address these issues:
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) assessments have been reviewed for all residents and applications for a DoLS made where needed. Staff have been updated on the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS and care plans have also been reviewed and updated.
The monthly management audit now reviews DoLS and we are reviewing our DoLS and mental capacity assessments as part of a larger software review.
Matron had to go through a process of re-applying for her nursing registration and removed herself from clinical duties during this time. All nursing shifts were covered by our own Nurses. Matron wrote to residents and relatives to explain and apologise.
Nursing registrations are now checked at time of yearly renewal
To read our full CQC report please click on the link on the home page

Sponsored walk | 13 Aug 18

As many of our residents and their loved ones will know, our Matron Diane Lawson had  a heart attack earlier in the year. However she has been back at work for some time and recently completed a 6 mile sponsored walk ( in the heatwave) So far she has raised £385 in aid of British Heart Foundation and Cardiac Rehabilitation locally. Well done to Matron and thank you to everyone that sponsored her!

care home.co.uk | 13 Aug 18

Carlisle Lodge Nursing Home has recently received some lovely reviews from residents and their families on www. carehome.co.uk . The home currently has the highest review score in Eastbourne, with a score of 9.8 out of 10.
" Every effort has been made to accomodate my uncles changing needs in order that he can maintain the best quality of life possible"
"Excellent care provided by selfless, dedicated staff"
"Highly dedicated and cohesive nursing, care and domestic staff under the excellent management and leadership skills of the Matron"
" I cannot recommend Carlisle Lodge highly enough"
"Mum moved to Carlisle Lodge in April 2014 and her quality of life improved immediately"

Academic Award | 17 Jul 18

Our Deputy Matron, Diane Jeffery, recently completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care. As Diane completed the award to a high standard and in a third of the time allocated, her NVQ assessor nominated her for a higher education award. Diane won the award at an awards dinner and ceremony at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. Diane is pictured receiving her award from Bill Plumridge, Manager of the Eastbourne Arndale Centre

Christmas Party | 19 Jan 18

Like everyone our residents love to celebrate Christmas with family and friends and Carlisle Lodge Christmas party is an ideal time to share this special time. Our residents and their loved ones enjoyed a traditional Christmas meal and drinks, live entertainment and a raffle in our newly refurbished lounge and conservatory.

Rooms available | 10 Jan 18

We currently have newly refurbished good sized en-suite rooms available at Carlisle Lodge for those needing long term or respite nursing care. Room 10 is on the ground floor with easy access to all the communal areas. Room 14 is on the first floor and suitable for those wanting a quiet location, large sash windows to watch the world to go by from. Lift access to all floors. Please contact us to find out more or to have a look around and a chat.

Long Service Award | 05 Jan 18

Several of our staff at Carlisle Lodge have completed many years of service here. This gives fantastic continuity of care to our Nursing Home residents as staff really get to know residents and how they like things done. However not many can match carer Maggie Melluish, who recently completed an amazing 30 years of service. Maggie is pictured with our Matron, Diane Lawson, who has also been at Carlisle Lodge an amazing 27 years. Well done Maggie!

Our garden party! | 11 May 17

What a fantastic afternoon we had for our garden party. The sun shined whilst we were drinking Pimms, eating strawberry cream teas and being entertained by Recycled. A great afternoon was had by all.