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Welcome to Fernside Healthcare

Fernside Healthcare works in partnership with the NHS and Social Services operating specialist Nursing Homes across Hampshire for adults and older persons. We have a proven track record of delivering quality services to residents who may exhibit challenging behaviour and who cannot be placed in traditional Residential and Nursing Home facilities. We pride ourselves on working closely with all stakeholders to ensure the following:

  • Regular clinical reviews of all placements ensuring
    the cost of a placement always reflects clinical need
  • Highly skilled and motivated staff teams
  • Excellent environments incorporating new buildings
    and sympathetic conversions
  • Honesty and transparency throughout all levels
    of the organisation
  • Robust quality assurance and governance both at local
    and corporate level

Get in touch

If you have any enquiries please don't hesitate in contacting us:

02380 488767

Fernside Healthcare
Enterprise House, Ocean Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3XB

Alternatively contact one of the team below:

James Hamilton,
Business Development Manager

Peter Lock,
Head of Estates

Aaron Whitehead,
Chief Executive

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Awarded to Kitnocks House and South Africa Lodge

Our care homes

To find out more about the homes, roll over the images. Alternatively click the links to be taken to the websites.

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Peartree House

Peartree House specialises in providing innovative services to people who have sustained physical disabilities such as acquired brain injury, stroke etc.

The unit provides both long-term care and active rehabilitation assessment and treatment and aims to enable clients to maximise their skills and abilities.

Peartree House has a track record and well deserved reputation of successfully improving clients` quality of life and tailoring personalised active rehabilitation plans for clients, which includes returning to independent community based living.

Our service is supported by a quality assurance system of service user surveys, clinical audits, monthly clinical governance meetings attended by various stakeholders (internal & external) and independent themed visits linked to CQC Essential Standards of quality and safety.

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Westcare Nursing Home

Westacre Nursing Home is registered with the Care Quality Commission as a care home. Westacre provides care for older people with physical care needs and those with dementia. It is situated in the picturesque area of Sleepers Hill in Winchester.

The original home is a charming building with many original features. In the last 10 years there have been two significant extensions to the home which means it is now fully equipped to provide modern nursing care, combining character and charm with functionality.

The Home provides care for 50 residents with a dedicated team of nursing and care staff.

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Kitnocks House

Kitnocks House Nursing Home is a 62 bedded residential facility offering care and treatment to male and female residents with mental health needs and physical disability. Situated in the beautiful rural village of Curdridge in Hampshire, Kitnocks House has excellent road and rail links via the M27 and Botley rail station and also affords easy access to major cities such as Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester. Famous for its connections with Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll is said to have been inspired to write the story after setting eyes on the owner's sister, Alice Liddell.

Kitnocks House offers a high standard of accommodation with all single rooms, the majority of which are en-suite. Recently upgraded and extended the buildings are a variety of both Edwardian architecture and purpose built modern units. Kitnocks House takes referrals from health and social services but does not currently take private referrals.

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South Africa Lodge

South Africa Lodge is registered with the Care Quality Commission as a nursing home for elderly mentally infirm people, and serves a wide area within Hampshire and is situated in 2.5 acres of land providing modern facilities in a recently converted building, and is within walking distance from a local shopping centre.

At South Africa Lodge we provide nursing care for a wide range of people who have either dementia, mental health illnesses, brain injury or learning difficulties. The Home provides care for 96 residents in small personalised units with a dedicated team of nursing and care staff.

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Chessel Avenue

Chessel Avenue is a care home with nursing and admits 5 residents with Learning Disability and/or Mental Disorder.

A pre-admission assessment will be carried out to assess the suitability of the match between your needs and the services and facilities of the home. The suitability of your admission will be discussed with you, and if appropriate and with your permission, your representative(s). Emergency admissions will be accepted only in exceptional circumstances, where the health or safety of the Resident is under threat, and normally only through a professional referrer such as Social Services.

In this event, the suitability of the proposed Resident will be discussed with the professional referrer to ensure that the needs match the services offered, and the normal pre-admission assessment will be carried out within 48 hours of admission.