Whitehall Lodge, Norwich, Norfolk
Whitehall Lodge, Norwich, Norfolk
Whitehall Lodge, Norwich, Norfolk

Whitehall Lodge is located in scenic surroundings and has a spacious and tastefully decorated interior, managed by a team of highly skilled care workers.

The ongoing commitment is to achieve services based around core values of dignity and respect for each individual, while supporting an interesting and active lifestyle as well as a healthy diet.

Professionals are welcoming to loved ones and encourage visits at all times, while person-centred methods are in line with current regulation.

Residents can personalise their bedrooms and popular social events include bingo, singing and poetry, and arts and crafts.

They also offer a day care service where their philosophy of providing person-centred care of the highest quality is continued.

Owner: Whitehall Care Ltd

Person in charge: Andrew Poll-Drane (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Norfolk County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 29 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 21

Shared Rooms: 4

Rooms with ensuite WC: 10

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single up to £375 , Personal Care Shared (per person) up to £300

Facilities & Services: Physiotherapy • Independent Living Training • Sheltered Housing • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Whitehall Lodge: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.1 (9.069)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Whitehall Lodge is based on 10 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.069 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.548 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.521 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a care home / service is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 9.069 for Whitehall Lodge is based on 10 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the care home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The care home / service receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.548 for Whitehall Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (77 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (11 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 115 Ratings = 4.548

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a care home / service. A Positive Review is defined as:

      • Any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a care home / service requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of registered beds) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a care home / service has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of registered beds to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a care home / service with 40 registered beds has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

        (For Adult Day Care Centres and Extra Care Housing which do not have a registered number of beds, 1) and 2) are replaced by the formula of 0.2 points per Review, up to a maximum score of 2 points. ie a listing needs 10 Reviews to receive the maximum score of 2 points

      The Quantity Score of 4.521 for Whitehall Lodge is calculated as follows:

      1. 9 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 9 Positive Reviews = 0.900

      3. (9 Positive Reviews ÷ 29 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.621

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of beds at the Care Home.

  • Before 1st July 2015 carehome.co.uk only accepted Recommendations (positive comments only) and the Ratings were limited to Excellent, Good & Satisfactory. These are marked up as Recommendations.

  • As of 1st July 2015 carehome.co.uk changed from Recommendations to Reviews (positive and negative comments) and added the Ratings Poor and Very Poor. These are marked up as Reviews. Between 1st July and 31st December 2015, we are still processing a number of Recommendations from Recommendation cards sent out before 1st July (These are marked up as Recommendations).

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My father entered Whitehall Lodge in February of 2016 and as many people do he struggled with the adjustment of leaving his family home. The staff and size of the place became important factors for him in this adjustment period. The family were allowed to support this on most days and at any time of day. The small size of staff numbers and the effort of the staff to get to know Dad and the family was very evident from the early stages. Dad was very comfortable with a male manager who he trusted was there for his best interests. The structure of meals and the general timetable suited Dads needs. In the middle period of his stay we were able to take him out and again the location and surrounding areas suited this purpose. At the latter stages of his life we were kept well informed by the manager and staff never once felt left out of any decisions. In these circumstances the family needed to know that Dad was safe and cared for and this was certainly the case at Whitehall Lodge.

How likely would you be to recommend Whitehall Lodge? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My wife (85) was in Whitehall Lodge for 4 weeks paid by social services, as a stop gap to arrange carers. I did not see her bedroom or saw the food presented. I visited my wife nearly everyday, saw bingo once a week, my stay was for about 1 1/2 hrs. Patient personal clocks used by all and sundry not marked.

How likely would you be to recommend Whitehall Lodge? Don't know

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Activities: Very Poor

Management: Satisfactory

My mother has been in this care home for over 3 years in that time there has been various staff changes but the senior and dedicated ones are still there and I have come to look on them as friends, they look after the residents with a smile on there faces even when things are tough. The manager is very good and is hand on as well as dealing with the administration side of things. There are various activities weekly for those who wish to take part and occasional entertainment come in i.e singers etc. Christmas and Easter fares are always well organised. All in all I find this home very well run and I am happy knowing my mum is well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Whitehall Lodge? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have really loved my stay, staff are excellent and the food was really nice.

How likely would you be to recommend Whitehall Lodge? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My father in law was at Whitehall Lodge for only 5 days, but in that short time he was made very welcome. The staff were friendly and kind and very efficient. The Manager was brilliant, very straightforward and obliging. I noticed that he made time to converse with the residents which they seemed to enjoy. The home itself was very clean and tidy. It was nicely decorated and was nice and warm.

How likely would you be to recommend Whitehall Lodge? Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Staff and management are very caring and friendly. My mother is very happy and enjoys activities. the food is always fresh and tasty with plenty of choice. I am pleased with the cleanliness of Whitehall Lodge it's always clean, fresh and tidy.

How likely would you be to recommend Whitehall Lodge? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My stay at Whitehall Lodge has been very good. Nice food and staff are excellent.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have found that the staff do look after my dad very well. The staff I have found are very caring and courteous. The home is very clean and well looked after and the food I find to be excellent.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mum is very happy and well looked after. They have done so much for her, giving her confidence to walk again which also helps her now to dress, wash and feed herself.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Whitehall Lodge is not a new build home, but it has a warm homely feeling. The staff are always helpful and friendly. They are on first name terms with all the visitors. There are tea and coffee making facilities for visitors as well as residents and staff. I would recommend this home to anyone.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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