Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre
Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

Thistle Hill Care Centre makes the most of pleasant grounds and a versatile interior to provide top quality nursing and residential care, with professionals available round-the-clock and also skilled in care and support for physical disabilities and dementia.

A committed team work hard to ensure that all provision is tailored to the individual, while allowing them to make the most of a relaxed and homely atmosphere.

All staff are carefully chosen and well-qualified to achieve the best standards, with the company philosophy focusing on an attentive service that also supports an active lifestyle. Personal interests are encouraged and there is much to enjoy within the life of the home.

The aim is to meet all residents’ needs over the long-term, living up to a reputation for quality that Barchester homes have earned.

Group: Barchester Healthcare Ltd

Person in charge: Belinda A Dennis (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 85 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Learning Disability • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alcohol Dependence (past or present) • Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Challenging Behaviour • Down Syndrome • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilties • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Stroke

Admission Information: Young disabled people 18-65/Elderly Frail/Dementia Care. Ages 18+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Filipino, Afrikaans, Spanish; Castilian, Hindi, Latvian, Polish, Russian

Single Rooms: 85

Shared Rooms: 0

Rooms with ensuite WC: 85

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single from £940

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Minibus or other 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 Barchester Thistle Hill 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 Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.1 (9.076)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.1 for Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

I have enjoyed my week's respite at Thistle Hill.

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

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

Laughing with the staff, I enjoy the banter.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

To emphasize our feelings that this is the best place for our Daughter to be cared for.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

I looked on the internet with regards to M.S care in the UK, as my Daughter was relocating from Guernsey C.I to North Yorkshire.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

I cannot fault my stay at Thistle Hill, everything was perfect could with with internet access in Ripley Court Unit

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

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

I have been here a long time and I am very happy here.

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

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

The home is lovely. I like living here. I like going on my trips out.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

I am as happy as I can be living here in the circumstances.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

I like going on trips out in the minibus, the staff are all nice and kind. I have no complaints.

Overall Standard: Good

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

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

The ration of staff to residents is good. Always a nurse on duty. Impressed with the building and it's user friendly design. The staff are friendly. Thistle Hill is the sort of place that makes you feel comfortable and you are well looked after and nothing is too much trouble. The home is very clean and fresh. There are plenty of activities going on. You are spoiled for choice.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

A very caring home, everyone of the staff are very helpful and kind. The food is excellent, the room is spacious and comfortable and very clean. The home is surrounded with lovely gardens and seating areas.

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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

Before deciding to enter your loved one you can have a tour of all facilities, shown menus for all meals which are excellent. Following this an assessment at your home is carried out. I would recommend Thistle Hill Care Centre to anyone.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

Excellent care. Excellent food. Best home Mum has been in, the nursing staff and carers are wonderful.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

It is a wonderful care home. I visit at all different times, always the same caring and professional manner, also a very much homely feel. I can now sleep at night and know my husband is well cared for. There is nothing but praise and thanks for the way my husband is treated, also all the patients I see are treated in the same manner, with dignity and a loving attitude.

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

Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre

Thistle Hill excels in treating the person not their illness. They individualise care, maximize everyone's involvement in their daily life and take close personal interest in the whole family, making everyone feel welcome and still an integral part of our loved ones care. The staff are exceptionally patient and thoughtful with everyone and the quality of food is outstanding. It gives me peace of mind to know my mum is receiving the best possible care.

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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