Bryher Court Nursing Home is privately owned and managed by local people. We are not part of a large, impersonal group of homes. Our Management team have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to taking care of our residents’ needs. Our Manager is an Registered Nurse, as is the Deputy Manager (also known as the Clinical Lead). They manage a team of Registered Nurses who are on duty and available 24 hours a day. They have collectively helped Bryher Court achieve “GOOD” from the Care Quality Commission in the category of Caring. They in turn supervise our senior carers and nursing carers. It takes a long time to build a good team and we have staff who have been with us for many years and would not dream of working anywhere else.
Our care home staff are trained to a high standard using a training company for mandatory training which includes e.g. Moving and Handling and Health and Safety. We also use the New Care Standards for care staff on induction to ensure all our staff have the knowledge to care for our residents.
At Bryher Court rising in the morning is at your leisure. Early morning tea and coffee are available on request.
Breakfast is usually served between 8am and 9am and most of our residents prefer to have breakfast in their room, and then receive assistance if needed to wash and dress and be ready for the day ahead. If you choose to have a bath or shower we have several bathing options available to hopefully suit your needs, and wet rooms too on three floors. Bubbles are available on request!
Mid- morning tea and coffee is served with biscuits around 10.30 – 11am every day and is served to you wherever you may be – in the lounge, the conservatory, garden and of course your room.
After you have finished your morning activities, our two course lunch is served between 12.30 and 1.30. We encourage residents to have lunch in the conservatory, however this will be served to you in your room if you prefer.
Following your meal, during our lovely spring and summer days, residents often go outside for afternoon activities or a gentle snooze in the sun, and before you know it afternoon tea and cake are served at 3pm.
There is often an afternoon film to watch on the television in the lounge, and visitors come and go throughout the day.
If you happen to have a Birthday, this is celebrated with our staff with a cake and candles and a sing song.
As the evening arrives supper is served. This is two courses and again served wherever you are.
Tea and coffee are always on hand as are other cold drinks throughout the day. Some of our residents have their own snacks and alcoholic drinks for their enjoyment.
When you are ready to retire for the night, care staff are at hand to assist with your care needs and settle you for the night. Evening drinks of horlicks, hot chocolate ovaltine are served from 8.30pm.
Over time some residents choose to make friends with our staff and they enhance each other’s lives.
Matron and the care team are assisted by a full complement of domestic staff who maintain the cleanliness of the home, maintain infection control and keep Bryher Court feeling like a home from home.
We also have an in house laundry, two cooks and a maintenance person to help keep the building and gardens looking good. We have over seventy members of staff dedicated to our patient’s welfare.
Bryher Court residents in 2015 commented it is a:
“Home from Home”, “Good ship with a good captain!”, (I) “Feel safe”, “Care is excellent and much kindness”
At meeting in Feb 2015 – Thanks from relatives for all the care and hard work we do for their relatives.
Dear Matron -“ thank you so much for the lovely flowers and the dinner I had with my husband for our wedding anniversary. It made it perfect”
My dad was with you for two years – during this time he spoke with such affection for you all – often talking of funny conversations and laughs with you all , he enjoyed being involved with the garden, the tipple at the gentlemen’s club and being part of the large family at Bryher Court.
Matron – you and your team are amazing, kind thoughtful and so hardworking and totally committed to your work. We could not have chosen a better home for our mum.
Just a note to say “thank you” – we cant thank you enough for all you are doing for dad
Nothing is ever too much trouble for your staff – you look after relatives as well as residents – you are an extended family.