Hamilton House Care Centre

6 Drayton Lane, Drayton, Portsmouth PO6 1HG

Hamilton House Care Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Hamilton House Care Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Hamilton House Care Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Hamilton House is a Portsmouth care accommodation that specialises in nursing, residential and dementia care, with a service based around supporting the independence of service users.

The home also contributes to local home care services by offering the chance of respite, which can often involve a range of enjoyable activities for those with care needs, such as outings, gardening, arts & crafts sessions and musical events.

Hamilton House staff aim to hold up the goals and values of the UK National Dementia Strategy, with a focus upon one-to-one sessions that have shown proven effectiveness in relaxing those with mental health issues.

Group: Care Living

Person in charge: Mary Walsh (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Portsmouth City Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 60 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Challenging Behaviour • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Neuropathic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 20+.

Single Rooms: 60

Rooms with ensuite WC: 60

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Separate EMI Unit • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Hamilton House Care Centre: 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 (9.136)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Hamilton House Care Centre is based on 13 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.136 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.703 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.433 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 9.136 for Hamilton House Care Centre is based on 13 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 4.703 for Hamilton House Care Centre is calculated as follows: ( (113 Excellents x 5) + (38 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.703

    • 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 4.433 for Hamilton House Care Centre is calculated as follows:

      1. 13 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 13 Positive Reviews = 1.300 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (13 Positive Reviews ÷ 60 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.433

  • 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 main concern about my husband's care was that he should be kept comfortable and he was. He was encouraged to take part in things when he was able to do so. He was always treated with respect and courtesy. I had every confidence in the staff capability and commitment and I felt that my husband was in the "best place!"

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Such a caring place. Nothing is too much trouble. Came in today and staff had made lovely flowers arrangements for easter.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Mum has only been in this home since the 17th of February 2016, she was transferred from hospital after a large stroke on the 24th of January 2016. I had originally viewed this home on the 9th of January, and had made the decision there and then that this was the home I wanted as her 'forever home'.
Due to social services and NHS wrangling mum was not able to have a 'full experience' of life at Hamilton House. We are now at end of life care.
My first impression of this very special home and all it's staff have been confirmed in this very short space of time. I cannot sing their praises highly enough. Thank you to the management and staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? 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

Excellent care, always understanding of needs. The last week of my aunts life the support I received as her next of kin (niece) by all the staff was excellent, as one very young carer put it, when asking how I was that I was important to them all, just as much as my aunt.
Found this so re-assuring they were all absolutely wonderful.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My father was admitted to Hamilton House for 10 months until January 2016, following a diagnosis of terminal cancer. He arrived a weary and ill man who had spent the last few years of his long life caring for his wife, to the point where he physically could not manage this anymore.

At Hamilton House he found not only rest and genuinely loving, attentive care but also an opportunity to rediscover himself and talk about the things that had been important to him, all through his life. The staff all told him it was his home, and he came to believe this and to trust in their ability to look after him.

During his time at the home we feel as a family that the professional and dedicated care he consistently received, enabled him to achieve the best quality of life possible and we could not have asked for better or more professional care, including the support given to us, particularly in his final weeks.

Our thanks go to the Manager and all the staff at Hamilton House.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

From the moment my mother in law entered Hamilton House she was cared for in a professional manner. I made a request for a very quick place and mother-in-law was in the home within 5 days. During her staff in a very satisfactory room she was well cared for. Due to infections she had to stay in her room a lot and although she was visited by family everyday in the records it showed a member of staff spent time with her most days to interact. The staff kept us as a family fully informed of my mother-in-laws progress and regression. My mother-in-law passed away recently while in the home and the staff treated is with great dignity. We were given the full facts of the passing as it was too quick for us to attend. My mother-in-law loved seeing the 2 cats which the home had living. They never entered the rooms but have enjoyed seeing them run down the corridors.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Cared for my late husband with extreme kindness, compassion and courtesy. I cannot fault the care given to him during his short stay in any way whatsoever. I was kept fully informed of all aspects of his care.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Just want to say what a lovey place Hamilton House is, how well it is run how kind and lovely and thoughtful all the staff are without exception. The place is always clean and well organised with a super ethos which seems to put the residents at the heart of all consideration. Very impressive.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff work hard and remain pleasant even in difficult circumstances. So far nothing has been too much bother and the home is kept very clean. The atmosphere is friendly and there is nothing negative to be said.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I can't fault the staff at Hamilton House. They made not only my mother feel at home, I also felt at home. The registered manager has a good team of staff. The staff cared for my mother like she was their own. The staff are professional, have respect, caring and are dedicated to their work role. I couldn't thank them enough. My mother was happy at Hamilton House and settled in in days. I thank all of the staff and medical professionals in mums care for looking after her in her final days. Thank you to a caring team.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? 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 mother was cared for and loved by the staff at Hamilton house for 7 months until her fight against Alzheimer's sadly came to an end last month. Mum went into Hamilton house for end of life care and survived a further 7 months which was wholly down to the fantastic level of care she received at Hamilton. I couldn't recommend it more highly. As a nurse, I have high expectations and was well aware of mums care needs and even the small details were not overlooked. I am very grateful to all of the staff for making the last few months we had with mum comfortable and as stress free as possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

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

My sister-in-law was admitted to your care in March 2015.
From the moment I entered the building I could feel the warmth and love of the whole place.
I knew from the beginning that she would be happy here and subsequently my brother. And she was.
I have nothing but praise and wonderment for the family of care people that the Hamilton is.
The care she has been given up to her passing away in October was very comforting for me.
I cannot fault the Hamilton on anything.
Good luck to you all.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? 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

This home was recommended by a friend. They had looked at a large number of homes in Portsmouth, none of which they felt was right for their mother. They told me that Hamilton House Care Centre met all their wants for their mother feeling that the care and home was second to none. The moment I went to the home I too felt it was the place for my wife. Her subsequent care far exceeded my expectations both for my wife and at times for me. Everyone who visited my wife were amazed at the compassion shown, the caring ethos of the staff, the attention to detail, the maintenance of dignity and the cleanliness of the home. The staff are all direct employees and all seem very happy with their jobs which exudes to the home. 6 of the staff were at my wife's funeral. Thank you for a wonderful home.

How likely would you be to recommend Hamilton House Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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