Green Gates Care Home, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Green Gates Care Home, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Green Gates Care Home, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Care provision offered by Green Gates includes skilled nursing and palliative care, as well as support for adults with Parkinson’s disease. Convalescence and respite are also practised and tailored to personal needs.

Residents have the choice of four comfortable lounge areas and enjoy views of the scenic gardens, which include a sensory area. There is good wheelchair access and attractive decorations.

Mealtimes and special occasions are important to the home’s life, with a balanced diet enjoyed by all, and afternoon tea and homemade cake popular additions.

An activities-co-ordinator works to make sure that all residents enjoy the hobbies and interests they wish to be included in their daily lives.

Group: Bupa Care Homes

Person in charge: Theresa Whitford (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 40 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Huntington's Disease • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Czech, Tagalog

Single Rooms: 40

Rooms with ensuite WC: 40

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • 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 Green Gates Care Home: 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: 9.4 (9.385)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Green Gates Care Home is based on 13 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.385 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.735 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.65 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 9.385 for Green Gates Care Home 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 4.735 for Green Gates Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (117 Excellents x 5) + (35 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.735

    • 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 4.65 for Green Gates Care Home 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 ÷ 40 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.650

  • 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.

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My mother, used to live in a first floor flat on her own. When she moved to Green Gates she had a lovely room overlooking the garden, her own loo and lots of lovely friendly staff to talk to, good food and she didn't have to cook herself, lots of tea and delicious cake. She had her washing done and her room was cleaned every day. She didn't want to go into a home and she made quite a fuss when the day came to move. She was welcomed by lots of smiley faces and soon got used to the idea.

How likely would you be to recommend Green Gates Care Home? 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 aunt entered Green Gates Nursing Home at the age of 99, having had a fall at home, then a fall in hospital. She was mentally confused, heavily bruised on her face, and also very fragile physically, and had suffered from arthritis for some years. Over the 18 months she spent at Green Gates she remained in bed, and never once complained of anything; she was as comfortable as she could possibly be. Her bruising disappeared and she looked bright and young in the face. She slowly declined mentally while there because of the effect of her falls, but was always cheerful and without any discomfort. I attribute the comfort of her stay entirely to the complete professionalism of the Green Gates staff at all levels. They were cheerful; they stimulated my aunt by talking to her at mealtimes; they were most attentive to her hydration and to avoiding bedsores which otherwise could have been a problem; they were always most professional. If there was anything that caused them concern they unfailingly contacted me and discussed the matter with me. If I was concerned with anything they were always available to discuss my concern. Compared with other nursing homes it may be expensive, but I would regard it as good value for money.

How likely would you be to recommend Green Gates Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very pleased that they were able to accommodate my mother for respite/recuperation at short notice. Big effort made to welcome my mother and find out her preferences and keep her happy by wheeling her out into the garden and giving her space to paint. She enjoyed the food and occasional glass of alcohol before her evening meal. There was unfortunately a resident in a nearby room who was obviously incontinent and so there was an unpleasant odour from his room, but the rest of the building did not smell. The garden was much appreciated. Corridors narrow and twisty!

How likely would you be to recommend Green Gates Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with the care my brother is having in this home. He is in a wheelchair after a severe stroke and cannot speak but they understand what he wants and help him in every way possible and I think he enjoys the food and activities.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The management, carers and nurses are very kind. Patient caring and discreet and cannot be faulted.

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

Green Gates has proved excellent on all counts. Nursing care and medical support is reliable and thoughtful. Staff are dedicated and resourceful.

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 stay was brief but reassuring.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very impressed with the dedication and support of both the staff and management, not only to my father but to the whole family. They could not be more attentive or helpful and I am more than happy to recommend them.

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 could not recommend the home and the staff highly enough. For two months the Green Gates staff cared for a very wonderful person and those who visited her and during all that period we found the Green Gates staff to be nothing but kind, considerate and helpful, at whatever time of day, with or without notice. I would say the thing that made me so impressed and grateful was that the staff at Green Gates really cared, and became like family. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Green Gates Care Home? 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

A year before she was accepted as a resident of Green Gates Nursing Home my wife had already chosen this home for her end of days following her diagnosis of terminal cancer. The recommendation given by her hospital palliative nurse confirmed her choice. My wife's 1 month stay could not have been better. Her end of days were happy one, thanks to the staff who filled her day with care, creative activities and above all a feeling of family and love.

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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I would recommend this home I am very happy here. Staff always on hand when you need them.

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

As I was coming into Green Gates on a cold winters day and thought to myself how warm and cheery everything was, including welcoming greetings from the staff.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I was in for post operative care. Accommodation met my specific needs. Ideally I would have preferred en suite shower facilities but the en suite toilet and shared shower facilities- 15ft down the corridor- worked OK.
Room was cleaned daily and bedding changes were on request.
Food was varied and plentiful.
The most appealing for me when choosing Green Gates were the several public lounge areas and dining room. This meant that I was not tied to my room and gave the place a homely feel.
And in retrospect what made my stay so enjoyable were the staff. They were always positive,friendly and attentive. Not only did they respond readily to any request but perhaps even more impressive they were always on the lookout for what you might need.

How likely would you be to recommend Green Gates Care Home? 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: Good

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