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Caring for Everyone for more than 40 years

Welcome to Wenham Holt

Wenham Holt Nursing and Residential Home is  an independently owned, family run home, offering high-quality nursing and residential services since 1978. Registered for up to 50 people who require nursing or residential care in a converted Victorian property.

Whilst we are registered for 50 residents we operate below this number and usually only have 46 residents at any one time. This means our staff have more time to offer person centred care and assistance to our residents.

Our nursing home is situated in peaceful surroundings a mile from the village of Liss and close to the towns of Petersfield and Liphook. We are less than 30 minutes drive away from towns such as Guildford, Chichester, Portsmouth and Winchester.

Set in a large converted Victorian house with purpose built extensions many of our rooms are available with en-suite facilities and we offer a wide range of services.

We offer fully personalised nursing and residential care to our residents and can offer a home for people with complex nursing needs. Including those with dementia, Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis and other progressive conditions. We also offer a home to people with a learning disability whose primary need is for nursing.

We offer an extensive activities programme and encourage people to take an active part in the local community. Our minibus goes out on trips most days for shopping, coffee and lunch outings. 

Visiting can now recommence following the results of the whole home COVID-19 testing carried out last Wednesday 16 September and Saturday 19th September. Please telephone to make an appointment and see our new 'visiting pod.'


New Visiting Policy updated 27 July 2020.

In light of the guidance issued by theDepartment of Health and Social Care on 22 July 2020 we have updated our visiting policy, a copy of which can be found here: 

Download Visiting Policy

We ask that relatives and friends are aware of this new policy before visiting.  For the time being we can only facilitate visits outside, in the garden or with residents in the conservatory and a Perspex screen across the doors. Please do not enter the nursing home.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone if you would like to have an update on a friend or relative but bear in mind that we are still caring for residents as well as doing everything else expected of us because of the current COVID-19 situation and may not be able to answer the phone immediately.

You can also contact us through this website.


See our other Covid-19 News >
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Something everyday for everyone

At Wenham Holt Nursing Home, we offer a warm welcome to all our new residents. As the activities are designed to suit all tastes, individuals can find something that they like in our everyday schedule.

We create activities that involve and engage our residents. The activities encourage the residents to be comfortable, happy and to get along with each other in a welcoming atmosphere.

Our activities are designed to involve all our residents, be it participation or as a spectator.

The in-house activities we provide include seated keep fit, live music therapy,  gardening club, bingo and games, sing-a-long sessions, hand massages, aromatherapy and much more.

If any of our residents are nursed in bed or have special requirements, we offer therapies designed to help them at their bedside including poetry and newspaper readings, pet visits and so on.

In addition to activities in the nursing home we offer day trips and outings in our own minibus on a regular basis including weekly trips out for coffee and pub lunches and visits to local attractions.

We also have the use of a beach hut on Hayling Island and use this as a base for a trip to the seaside at least once a year, weather permitting.

Person centred care

These activities are part of the personalised care plan which we offer to everyone who lives at Wenham Holt Nursing Home. We aim to make sure that our residents feel welcomed and are encouraged to take part in activities if they wish to do so.

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Qualified staff

All the nurses and nursing assistants are highly qualified and experienced professionals. They will go the extra mile to ensure the comfort of our residents. We have a full time chef who prepares and cooks fresh, nutritious, healthy meals for our residents in our fully fitted kitchen.

Services Include

  • Hairdressing
  • Chiropody
  • Newspaper delivery
  • Visiting GP
  • In-house laundry
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Home-cooked meals and much more

Why choose us?

As we are an independent and privately owned nursing home, we are able to offer individual personalised services. We work to ensure our residents are able to live the lifestyle they choose so far as is possible.

Associations

  • Member of Hampshire Care Association
  • Member of Care England
  • Regulated by the Care Quality Commission
  • Trusted NHS partner
  • Hampshire County Council and other local authority partner
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Specialist nursing and residential care services

At Wenham Holt Nursing and Residential Home, we offer individual nursing and residential care for people who need full-time care and attention. Our nursing home is registered to provide accommodation for 50 residents.

We have spacious lounges and a separate dining room, two conservatories and a sunny patio.

Wenham Holt is set in over 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens which can be enjoyed all year round.

You can choose between single or shared rooms, many with en-suite facilities.

In addition to general nursing care for the elderly and younger adults with nursing needs, we also cater for those living with dementia and other progressive conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple sclerosis. Other residents may have physical disabilities, learning difficulties or require dedicated treatment for disease, disorder or injury.

All our care is fully personalised to meet the needs of the individual and we offer a wide range of services including:

  • Qualified Nurses on duty 24 hours a day.
  • Individual assessments of need in consultation with family members.
  • Specialised equipment including electric hoists, pressure relieving mattresses and lift access to all floors.
  • Doctors in regular attendance with option for local residents to remain with existing GP.
  • Stimulating activities programme designed to promote mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Retained physiotherapist to assess physical needs and encourage independence.
  • Visiting dental and chiropody services.
  • Double rooms available for couples.
  • Overnight accommodation for relatives.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the home.
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Quality Assurance

With over 40 years of experience running our family owned nursing home we are proud to be trusted partners with the NHS in the provision of top class health care to the community. We are long standing members of Hampshire Care Association and Care England.

We comply with all standards and offer a first rate standard of care and service to all our patients and we welcome you to come and visit us and see for yourself. Please contact us and make an appointment to visit or for further information.

Testimonials

From an NHS Commissioner: I am writing to express my most sincere thanks to you and your staff for the exemplary support you provided to the health and care system on 24 December 2019. As you are aware we were facing a very distressing situation......and your willingness to help made the task significantly easier. -January 2020.

From the husband of a resident: My thanks to you both and your team for Christmas Day and for lunch. My thanks also for the lovely birthday cake made for my wife on Saturday. Very nicely iced and enjoyable. - January 2020.

From the daughter of a resident: I am writing to thank you for the care of my Dad during the last nineteen months of his life in such a warm and homely atmosphere. Please extend these thanks to all your staff whose care preserved his dignity in sometimes difficult circumstances. Thank you again. - January 2020.

From the family of a resident: We wanted you to know how incredibly grateful we are for tall that you did for mum. Your kindness, compassion, understanding and love surrounded her and us, it was a tangible thing and eased the end of what has been a very difficult journey for us all. We will never forget you. - 28 October 2019.

From the friend of a resident: To all the staff at Wenham Holt. Thank you all for looking after my dearest friend and for supporting her family and friends too. Thank you for looking after her so well and seeing her comfortable. -28 October 2019.

From the daughter of a resident: I just wanted to thank you all very much for looking after my very dear mother. You all looked after her so well and I really appreciate it. Take care everone and look after yourselves. With best wishes. - 20 October 2019.

From the friend of a resident: To all the staff at Wenham Holt Nursing Home for all the care you showed to my good friend. You are all truly amazing and we thank you for the tea and cakes over the last six months. Thak you again to everyone. - 16 October 2019.

From a resident: Once again I have to thank you so deeply for your hospitality. You are kindness itself to me, as are your staff. Wenham has always been so welcoming. The only way I can thank you both and them is rememberance in my prayers. Thank you both and all the staff. - October 2019.

From the niece of a resident: Thank you so much for your kindness and care of Kathleen for the time she was with you. It is only with those like you who give hope to our world. Thank you so much. -12 October 2019.

From the son of a resident: Thank you all for your kindness and helping my mum on her amazing recovery. - August 2019.

COVID-19 NEWS

For the forseeable future, this section of the website will be dedicated to providing advice and information about the COVID-19 situation nationally and at Wenham Holt.

The results of our whole home COVID-19 testing carried out last Wednesday 16 September and Saturday 19th September are now back and visiting can recommence.

Government press announcement. 16 September 2020.

MORE THAN HALF A BILLION POUNDS GIVEN TO SOCIAL CARE TO REDUCE CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION OVER WINTER

Care providers will be given an extra £546m to bolster infection control

  • The Infection Control Fund has been extended to ensure providers have the resources they need to halt transmission of COVID-19 throughout winter  
  • The fund can be used to pay staff wages for those self-isolating and hire more staff to restrict movement between homes 

Care providers in England will benefit from over half a billion pounds extra funding to reduce COVID-19 transmission and help protect residents and staff throughout winter. 

The Infection Control Fund, set up in May, has now been extended until March 2021, with an extra £546 million to help the care sector restrict the movement of staff between care homes to stop the spread of the virus.

It means The fund will help care providers pay staff full wages when they are self-isolating, and enable staff to work in only one care home, reducing the risk of spreading the infection. 

This brings the total funding for infection control measures in care homes to over £1.1bn and underlines the Government’s commitment to ensure adult social care has the resources it needs to keep residents and staff safe. 

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock said: 

“From the very beginning we have done everything possible to make sure our social care system is protected and has the resources it needs to keep our brilliant workforce and those they care for safe. 

“This new funding of over half a billion pounds will support not only care home residents, but also some of the most vulnerable in society living at home and in supported living.

“I know this will give peace of mind to so many, and we will set out further detail in our Adult Social Care Winter Plan this week.”

Data published by DHSC in July showed the funding has helped providers to take key steps to improve infection prevention and control in care settings, including restricting staff movement in care homes and paying staff to self-isolate.

Minister for Care, Helen Whately said:

“I know just how hard social care staff have been working over the last 6 months to provide compassionate care for our loved ones and keep them safe in the face of this global threat. I am committed to ensuring the social care system has everything they need for the winter months ahead.

“Today we have set out additional funding to bolster infection prevention and protect our loved ones receiving care.”

From the start of the pandemic we have been doing everything we can to ensure care home residents and staff are protected.


The Care Quality Commission have issued a statement setting out how they will regulate during the next phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From 6 October they will be rolling out their transitional regulatory approach starting with adult social care and dental services.

The statement can be found on the CQC website: Statement on Inspection regime

The visitor 'pod' is now completed and would ask everyone to please contact in advance and make an appointment if they would like to visit. Please telephone 01730 895125 and speak to the nurse in charge who will check the calendar and let you know of availability. Visits are currently restricted to 30 minutes and  the number of appointments we can offer in a day are limited due to the requirement to santise the pod and conservatory between visits. Please when you visit come to the front door and ring the bell and you will be greeted by a member of staff. Please under no circumstances enter the Nursing Home unless you are invited in. 

New Visiting Policy updated 27 July 2020.

In light of the guidance issued by theDepartment of Health and Social Care on 22 July 2020 we have updated our visiting policy, a copy of which can be found here: 

Download Visiting Policy

Visiting guidance issued by Department of Health and Social Care, 22 July 2020. 

New guidance published by the government puts the onus on local authorities and local public health directors to give the go ahead that it is safe for care home visiting to start again based on local knowledge and circumstances for each care home. However, it is not clear yet when or how these bodies will issue specific local recommendations.

 Whilst awaiting the visiting guidance from the Government, many care homes including Wenham Holt produced their own visiting policies, which have allowed window and garden visits since June. Our policy has now been revised to reflect the additional recommendations made in the Government guidance.

Among the recommendations in the Government guidance is that residents should see the same visitor repeatedly, instead of multiple different people. Cutting down the number of people accessing a home is the best way to prevent coronavirus spread, along with actions such as thorough hand washing and sanitising which are also good preventative measures. In addition, visitors will have to book a time, as ad hoc visits are not yet being permitted. Another thing to be aware of is NHS Test and Trace compliance, meaning care homes are required to keep a temporary record of those visiting. This will include a current address and phone number in case tracking of any outbreaks is necessary.

 Matt Hancock, Health secretary announced: “It is really important that we don’t undo all of the hard work of care homes over the last few months while ensuring families and friends can be safely reunited so we have put in place guidance that protects everyone.”

 The new guidance was put together with input from several stakeholders within the social care sector. These include Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society UK, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Association of Directors of Public Health, Care England, Local Government Association, National Autistic Society and National Care Forum.

The Gov.uk website is a good source of information and can be accessed by following the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/

Hampshire County Council also keep their website up to date with local and national advice:

https://www.hants.gov..uk

Both Gov.uk and HCC websites contain all of the published guidance.

Visiting and Deliveries to Wenham Holt

We revised our visiting policy again on 27th July  2020 and ask that relatives and friends are aware of this new policy before visiting.  For the time being we can only facilitate visits outside, in the garden or with residents in the conservatory and a Perspex screen across the doors. Please do not enter the nursing home. 

We have not been accepting any deliveries directly into the nursing home since the end of February and ask all suppliers and delivery drivers to leave parcels outside where we sanitise the packaging and dispose of it before the goods come inside.

We will try to keep posting messages and information to Facebook which you can follow here: 

https://www.facebook.com/WenhamHoltNursingHome

Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone if you would like to have an update on a friend or relative but bear in mind that we are still caring for residents as well as doing everything else expected of us because of the current COVID-19 situation and may not be able to answer the phone immediately.

You can also contact us through this website.