Garth House Care Home with Nursing, Dorking, Surrey
Garth House Care Home with Nursing, Dorking, Surrey
Garth House Care Home with Nursing, Dorking, Surrey

Garth House Care Home with Nursing have the aim of providing residents with both a comfortable and enjoyable home in rather special surroundings within a friendly and companionable atmosphere.

Garth House is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide Residential, Nursing and Dementia Care for adults over 65.

Garth House is a private nursing home which was officially opened in 1949 by the Queen's physician, Lord Harden. Reputed to have been built at the turn of the last century, it is a distinguished character house set in large landscaped gardens.

Many of the rooms overlook the peaceful grounds which consist of sweeping lawns, mature specimen trees and numerous banks of flowering shrubs and flower beds. Delightfully situated on the picturesque area of Tower Hill, it is within walking distance of the local amenities in the town of Dorking.

This beautifully appointed and well placed house has recently been both carefully restored and exquisitely furnished throughout providing a gracious and comfortable nursing home for elderly ladies and gentlemen. The chef and kitchen staff aim to take Residents' individual needs and tastes into consideration in the preparation of the excellent and varied cuisine produced within the superbly equipped kitchen. Coffee and afternoon tea is served in the lounges and conservatory and on sunny days on the garden terrace. Breakfast, luncheon and supper are served in the Dining room. All meals may be taken in the resident's room if they so wish.

Garth House pride themselves on a large variation of activities and events that is strongly supported by the full time Activities Coordinator on site.

If you are looking for a home that offers extremely adaptable long and short-term care packages, and through its flexible registration is able to provide care and support to people with changing needs then contact our Home Manager to arrange a visit.

Group: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Roz Salmani (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 42 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 38

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 39

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Garth House Care Home with Nursing: 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: 8.1 (8.095)

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Garth House Care Home with Nursing

My husband is cared for with dignity and compassion. The staff are very kind and pleasant and always have time for him. All his needs are met and he feels safe, secure and well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Garth House Care Home with Nursing? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Garth House Care Home with Nursing

Staff are always polite and courteous, dedicated and compassionate. This includes senior management, nursing staff, catering department, events organiser, domestic staff etc. Since my mother Dinah Simpson has resided at Garth House 19/2/13 her quality of life has improved 100%. Not only are the residents extremely well looked after, I must say the same goes for the relatives and friends.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles


Roz Salamandi

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2014


As manager of Garth House, Roz leads her professional staff team in delivering the highest level of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 39 residents.

In a wide-ranging nursing career, Roz amassed more than twelve years of experience across acute medical wards, oncology, haematology and surgical nursing, before specialising in care for the elderly in 2002. She took over as the owner and manager of a private care home and has continued to work in the sector to date, only interrupted by a short period of two years spent working in a private hospital in Barbados.

This diverse experience has equipped Roz well for her role at Garth House, where she works hard to ensure that those in her care lead happy and fulfilling lives, whilst maintaining choice over the care and support they receive.

‘I feel privileged to be able to make a difference to people’s lives every day.’

As well as spending time with residents and making sure they are comfortable, safe and happy, Roz sees it as an important part of her role to act as a mentor to her team. She firmly believes that a happy, fulfilled and motivated staff team will be in a better position to consistently deliver a high standard of care.

In her spare time, Roz enjoys reading, gardening and walking her dogs near to her Fernhurst home in the picturesque Surrey Hills, where she has lived for the past four years.

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