The 1st Westgate Beavers made a welcome first appearance here at St Michael's, they bought along with then gifts & homemade cards and biscuits.
The children started the singing with "The twelve days of Christmas"- with help from the residents and staff of course! They carried on with our favourites such as " Christmas Pudding", "Little Donkey" and finishing with the classic "Away in a Manger", so beautiful and moving when sang by children and reduced many of us to tears.
The children were cheerful and excited about Christmas- tucking into chocolates in the Old Chapel after their performance with noisy  pleasure.
The Scout Master was asked if the 1st Westgate Cubs & Beavers and Scouts could visit more often to chat to our residents, so hopefully this will be the beginning of regular visits in 2018.
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Nicky BeachMarch, 2019

“Myself and my sister would just like to thank every last person involved with the care of our mother in her last three weeks of her life. From the receptionists, who were particularly helpful to us, to the hairdresser, the laundry staff, kitchen and of course the very long caring nursing staff who went above and beyond in making our Mum's final days bearable for all of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Cheryl PullingAugust, 2016

“During the two years I have been visiting I have found most of the staff including the nurses to be friendly and helpful. I have noticed on numerous occasions how short staffed the home can be. In spite of that, the staff tend to work it out amongst themselves. There is rarely tension between them. Everybody is well cared for and treated with immense dignity. Only on very few occasions have I heard the staff short tempered. I find that very impressive. Cleanliness is good. The rooms are shabby, the carpets equally so. The bedding is dreadful, old, discoloured, mismatched and ill-fitting. The food is exceptionally good. It is always served hot and well presented. Compliments to the chef. My friend's clothes are always clean but she sometimes smells of urine. Short staffed, I would blame for that. I must add that the positive comments far outweigh the negative ones. I am very happy with the love and care my friend receives. It pleases me that she is very fond of the staff.”

Christopher RandallDecember, 2018

“Excellent care all around. Nursing care extremely competent. My mother's health and wellbeing had improved after four weeks. Would recommend this care home.”