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Melbourne House gains press attention with Armed Forces Day

Another fantastic event held at Melbourne House, as reported in the Nottingham Post;


Pictured; Resident George Orgill, Care Home Manager - Louise Rimmer, Activity Coordinator - Cherise Mullings, resident Maureen Marriott


A special afternoon tea to help celebrate our Great British Armed Forces - Old time Singers came to entertain,The Royal Navy visit, the residents had  a cake competition, all enjoyed sandwiches, tea and cake.

Coming soon news of our Sunny Summer garden party






Posted on 02 Aug 2013
Garden Party provides a Welcome Outing at Alexandra House

Staff worked hard at Alexandra House to prepare for a sunny summer Garden Party, posters went up, cakes got baked, entertainment is planned, ensuring that all enjoyed the days activities.

Care Home Manager Marie Duke-Parker opens the Garden Party with the help of the Cllr Heptinstall, Eastwood Deputy Mayor.

Cakes galore as staff and relatives had been busy baking.



 Resident Len enjoying the 'day out' in the garden with all the activities and food & drink too.


Alexandra House conservatory  got a revamp for the Garden Party when Eastgates’ Marie Martin decided to do a late spring clean. Marie was based at Alex before moving to the head office. This area now provides a specialist dementia friendly area, complete with a fabulous tactile board created by Care Home Manager Marie Duke-Parker, this will provide hours of ‘entertainment’ and is sure to be a talking point for months to come. The two Marie’s certainly work well as a team!


Evelyn Bobryk and her daughter take a cuppa n cake, while being entertained.

 Plenty of chat going on while residents, relatives and friends enjoy keeping an eye on the action.

 The Bric- a -brac stall was well stocked and popular too, Mary wonders if she can grab a bargain here.

 Special guests have a chat and discuss the activities....... the weather.......and goodness knows what?

Well done to all the staff and helpers for putting on a great summer garden party for the residents and guests.
Posted on 01 Aug 2013
Dont Miss our Summer Fayres - Alexandra & Park House

Lots of Entertainment on offer at our famous summer get 'togethers' - enjoy the time in our gardens with the staff and residents.

Music, food and shopping opportunities.

Posted on 11 Jul 2013
Press Release - Launch of New Home with Funding From Barclays

Eastgate Care Announce Plans for Further Care Home

Nottingham based Eastgate Care announced a new partnership with Barclays to assist with its strategic growth plans which include the construction of a further care home.

Eastgate Care, which already operates Park House, Alexandra House, Melbourne House and Belle Vue Lodge around the Nottingham area, is now in the process of constructing a further purpose built 66 bed care home in Ilkeston. The construction will provide accommodation offering respite, nursing, dementia, palliative and residential care. The company are also upgrading the facilities at Park House. 

James Day, Managing Director of  Eastgate Care said: “Care for the elderly and dementia sufferers has never been more important and with an ageing population, it’s important we can provide the right level of care this vulnerable sector of society deserves. Barclays has provided a suite of banking products that support our strategic aim into the medium term.”

 The Canal Vue Care Home development at Ilkeston


Canal Vue has a great waterside location.



Some of the new funding was provided through the Government-backed ‘Funding for Lending’ scheme which provides customers with a cashback lump sum upon drawdown of the loan.

Jon Johnson, Barclays Relationship Director commented: “This is a great example of well managed business thriving in the current climate and investing for future growth. The funding we provided under the ‘Funding for Lending’ scheme will provide the company with a lump sum cashback which will enable the company to plan with confidence going forward.”


Eastgate Care now employs over 200 staff across the four sites and will be recruiting further staff upon completion of the new home.






Posted on 26 Jun 2013
Tea Party Celebrating Armed Forces Day - June 26th

Don't miss out on another fantastic event to be held at Melbourne House.





Weds June 26th starting at 2pm - We have a special afternoon tea to help celebrate our Great British Armed Forces

  • Old time Singers coming to entertain at 3pm
  • The Royal Navy visit the residents 
  • Cake competition.
  • Sandwiches, tea and cake for all.
  • To celebrate Armed forces day which is at the weekend.

Coming Soon another great Melbourne House Event

The Melbourne Tea Dance - Friday 21st June

to be a part of; NAPA Home & Away Challenge week                 CARE HOME Challenge- Friday 21st June





Posted on 21 Jun 2013
400 Years A record - 4 x 100 year Olds at Eastgate Care

It is a once in a lifetime occurrence when four of our residents reached 100 years old this June– that is one Centenarian at each of our Nottinghamshire Care Homes. Eastgate Care is comparatively young – 22 years in business, but we are proud hosts to our ‘mature’ lady residents. 

It started last year at Park House, Bulwell when May Parr celebrated with a party, cake and a visit by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham.

Next came Madeline Perkins at Melbourne House in Aspley, she had a big family gathering and of course a huge cake!




This year  Peggy Bestwick at Alexandra House reached her 100th year  Peggy had a Thanksgiving Service at the Home, given by a Minister she hadn't seen for 15 years.

Peggy who used to have a hairdressing business in Eastwood believes the secret of her longevity is 'fresh air, good food and a belief in God' 

Our most recent Centenarian is Anne (Ethel Fletcher) at the Belle Vue, Mapperley & like her counterparts she had a great party and received a telegram of congratulations from the Queen. In addition she enjoyed a sing along to 'forces band' Razzle Dazzle and had coverage in the Nottingham Post and lots of flowers.


All the ladies are lively characters and important contributors at each home.

They are testament to the loving and caring staff, family and friends visiting and engaging with them and their companions in the care home.

We wish them well in their 100th year.

Posted on 18 Jun 2013
Welcome to New Banking Partner Barclays

Eastgate Care is very pleased to confirm Barclays as our new banking and funding partner.


Barclays has been engaged with our professional support teams over the last few months progressing our funding requirements for our care home business.

We now have in place a well structured funding for our future expansion of building a new care home each year for the next five years, within 30 minutes drive time of our Nottingham head office and training centre.

Pictured right the latest development from Eastgate Care, Canal Vue at Ilkeston, which will become a 66 bedroomed nursing home in December 2013.


Posted on 12 Jun 2013
Pedal Power at Park House - Reported in the Post

As Reported in the Nottingham Post last week, our cyclists were spotted and reported on;

All the breaking news at thisisNottingham.co.uk - Your Community

Carers; Paula Butler, Tracy Harrison & Tina Wilson - Carry on Cycling..............

Posted on 10 May 2013
Fully equipped and ready to pedal at Park House


 Park House Care Home Launch into Cycling, providing 3 bicycles for staff to use free of charge, helping personnel to get to 'work' and home again.

This is the first of the Eastgate Care Homes to pilot the plan supporting Nottingham City's programme to reduce the local authority’s carbon foot print.

The initial uptake was fantastic, staff quickly recognising the fitness aspect and how cost effective cycling is, they immediately adopted the three original bikes, 3 more bikes were ordered and have been adopted, with 4 more requests.


Staff are now thinking 'Cycle', Eastgate is incredibly impressed by everyones interest in cycling and will provide safety/winter coats for all our staff cyclists.





White Swan Head Office and training centre,               centrally positioned for transport links.

Head Office: Eastgate Ltd. The White Swan, Church Street, Old Basford, Nottingham NG6 0GD                         Telephone: 0843 216 2843

At Park House 50% of staff already walk to work, other staff lift -share, some use public transport and 2 members cycle (now 4 & growing!)

All the Eastgate Care Homes are well located to link with the bus, train and tram and head office is just 100 metres from the Phoenix Park tram stop, the company is currently proactive in minimising its carbon usage for transportation. Eastgate aims to roll out the 'cycle to work' scheme across its 4 Notts Care Homes following the pilot at Park House, Bulwell. 

'Lets not forget its healthy to cycle'


Posted on 29 Apr 2013
True Angels at Alexandra House

Thanks to care home's 'true angels'                         

Feature Eastwood Advertiser                             March 2013

Relatives of ex-residents praise Alexandra House




Grateful relatives of two former residents of a care home in Eastwood have given rich praise to staff, describing them as 'true angels'.

Ann Parkin and Ann Birkin say they can not speak highly enough of the team at Alexandra House Nursing Home on Wroughton Court.

Ms Parkins late mum, Alma Oscroft was at the home for two years and Mrs Birkins late husband Tony for three weeks and they both said the quality of care was 'second to none'.

The ladies said the staff could not do enough to make their late loved ones' lives happier and more comfortable 'It’s the carers and the nursing staff there, they are fantastic' said Ms Parkin.

'You can tell that they actually genuinely do care for the residents'.

They take the time to get to know them and sit down and talk to them'.

'When there were times my mum couldn’t sleep at night, Megan, the night nurse, would go and make her a hot during and then sit and talk to her, she was a true angel'

The 63 year old said her mother died with 'dignity', thanks to the quality of care.

'Often when I visited the staff would say to me 'just pop out for a minute while I freshen her up to make her more comfortable', said Ms Parkin. 'They were just so good like that.

 'She died with grace and dignity and peace round her'

Mrs Birkins husband Tony, had cancer and moved to Alexandra House for respite care after a fall at home left him unable to walk. 'They were just fantastic' said Mrs Birkin. 'They were always there for him, constantly looking after him. All the staff were marvellous'.


'He only had three weeks in there but he loved it. He was so happy, never once did he ask to come home'.

The ladies said that staff went 'the extra mile', organising a raffle and afternoon tea each Mother’s Day, making Easter Bonnets, handing out gifts at Christmas and organising summer fetes.

And when it was someone’s birthday, the cook would always bake them a cake, they said.

Mrs Birkin said: 'When you're at home and you can’t cope, it’s nice to know that you can get somewhere where they really do care.

 'We want people to know that if they are in the same position as us there are nice places out there. 'It was like 'home from home.'



GOOD COMPANY - Care Home Manager, Marie Duke Parker


HOME PRAISE Alexandra House Nursing Home in Wroughton Court is 'like home from home'


'You can tell that they actually genuinely do care for the residents'

Activity Coordinator Lorraine with resident.

Posted on 23 Apr 2013

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