An ‘Outstanding’ celebration

Fernhill, our dedicated dementia care home in Ferndown, Dorset, threw a party to celebrate being rated ‘Outstanding’ by our industry’s regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

As reported in our last edition, Fernhill’s Outstanding rating means we now have six homes – more than a quarter of our total – in the tiny elite of homes the regulator considers the UK’s best.

Fernhill residents, their relatives and the staff team marked the news with music, bucks fizz and a celebratory cake.

Home Manager Gina Smith said: “It’s not a cliché when I say we are one team and one family. Our true thanks go to our residents, who inspire us daily with their courage to face all of life’s challenges.”

Our five other Outstanding homes are Canford Chase in Poole, Kingfishers in New Milton, Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst, Amberwood House in Ferndown and Linden House in Lymington.


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