Willow Court Care Home, North Shields, Tyne & Wear
Willow Court Care Home, North Shields, Tyne & Wear
Willow Court Care Home, North Shields, Tyne & Wear

Willow Court is an EMI nursing and residential home. At Willow Court, care is based around each person's individual needs. Some residents have only modest care requirements, and may simply enjoy living within a secure and caring environment, others need 24 hour nursing assistance.

Professionals prepare a personal care plan for each resident developed by a qualified nurse. Residents and where appropriate their families are involved as far as is practical in the decisions regarding their care.

There is 48 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities spread over two floors. The home is staffed with qualified nurses 24 hours a day. Carers are trained or working towards there NVQ in health and social care and all have experience working with residents who suffer from dementia.

All food is cooked fresh on site via their own chefs. All laundry is also done on site. Willow Court does not have a fixed visiting time.

Group: Four Seasons Health Care

Person in charge: Veronica Cairns (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 48 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Polish

Single Rooms: 48

Rooms with ensuite WC: 48

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Willow Court 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: 9.2 (9.196)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Willow Court Care Home is based on 19 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.196 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.446 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.75 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 9.196 for Willow Court Care Home is based on 19 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 4.446 for Willow Court Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (102 Excellents x 5) + (117 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 222 Ratings = 4.446

    • 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 4.75 for Willow Court Care Home is calculated as follows:

      1. 18 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 18 Positive Reviews = 1.800 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (18 Positive Reviews ÷ 48 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.750

  • 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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I find this is an excellent care home. The staff whatever their rank treat the residents with care and dignity. Any request I have made has been carried out without any trouble. I would recommend this home to anyone.
My only gripe is things go missing. I understand that due to the mental condition of the residents this is impossible to curb, but it is still an annoyance to the family when buying and naming nice clothes etc. they then disappear.

How likely would you be to recommend Willow Court 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

Caring staff, nice clean comfortable rooms.

How likely would you be to recommend Willow Court Care Home? Don't know

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 97 year old mother spent the last five weeks of her life in Willow Court, she was suffering from bowel cancer and also the early stages of Alzheimer's. I cannot give enough praise for every single member of staff at every level. Cleaners, kitchen staff, carers and nursing staff all befriended my mother and did their utmost to make her comfortable. Meals were excellent, rooms were constantly kept clean and the level of care was to a very high standard. I saw how patient and caring the staff were with the residents and noticed any ringing the buzzers were swiftly answered.

How likely would you be to recommend Willow Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

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: Good

The location of this care facility is excellent as local to bringing my mother to visit her best friend. Rooms are lovely and spacious with ability to personalise the room. Staff are quick to react when an alarm is activated.

How likely would you be to recommend Willow Court Care Home? 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: Good

Willow Court is a very friendly and caring home. The manager and carers are very caring and nothing is a bother to them. I would recommend this home.

How likely would you be to recommend Willow Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

We bring in juice to keep my grandma hydrated. We would like grandmas clothes/blankets returned to her. It is hard when she has so many accidents and the home has lots of residents!

How likely would you be to recommend Willow Court Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Veronica Cairns, Home Manager at Willow Court Care Home responded to this review on 02 Feb 2016:

Hello Kay, thank you for your review of Willow Court - we appreciate all comments and feedback on the services we provide. It concerns me to read the issues you have raised and I’d really like to talk in more detail about these. Feel free to contact me with a convenient date and time for yourself so we can arrange a chat and resolve these problems. Look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks.

The residents are very well cared for.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

It is better for my sister as it is closed to where she was brought up and lived before hse became ill.

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

I am happy with the care they give my mam.

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 brother-in-law is being looked after really well, is content and happy.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My father is being cared for by people who appear to really care. Everyone is caring and understanding.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I find that staff here are willing and helpful at all times. My brother seems quite happy here. Thank you.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I would recommend Willow Court Care Home as they look after my mother in law very well.

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

Everyone tries to please in difficult circumstance, a happy place.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I would recommend this home to others.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Residents are treated very well. Friendly staff and management.

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

I have recommended Willow Court Care Home to other people, because I am happy with the care they give my mam. The staff are really good with mam.

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 would recommend this nursing home without reservation.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall, home up to reasonable standard, staff are very helpful and take good care of the residents. Home in process of being redecorated which will raise the standard.

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

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