St Rita's Care Home, Burgess Hill, East Sussex
St Rita's Care Home, Burgess Hill, East Sussex
St Rita's Care Home, Burgess Hill, East Sussex

St Rita’s Care Home is a purpose-built facility, designed to support traditional care values in a state of the art property where pastoral care is practised on a daily basis.

Residents enjoy a scenic location, with views of the South Downs that are recognised for their outstanding natural beauty.

The home is wheelchair accessible and a pleasant place for loved ones to visit.

Group: Trustees Augustinian Community

Person in charge: Devendra Lallachand (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 60 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

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

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 60

Rooms with ensuite WC: 60

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single from £957

Facilities & Services: Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on St Rita's 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 (9.355)

The user Review Score of 9.4 for St Rita's Care Home is based on 12 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 9.355 is made up of 4.955 Points relating to the ratings and 4.4 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • 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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Our friend has been living in St. Rita's for 2 or more years and we always see how looked after he is along with other residents.

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 father was admitted to St Rita's Care Home 21/10/15. During this time at the care home I was so impressed by the fantastic level of care and support given to dad in his dying days. This was also extended to the family and friends who visited. To witness such inspiring care of elderly mentally ill patients has made me realise that I would like to volunteer in any way practical should it be possible in the new year. Once again my heart felt thanks to you all with very best wishes.

How likely would you be to recommend St Rita's 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

Nothing seems to be too much trouble for the care staff, nursing staff or the management. Wonderful!

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

Able to visit at any time of the day, always found staff very helpful and looking after residents individual needs. Spotlessley clean and welcoming.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I recommended St Ritas unconditionally. My father and I visited, and have used a number of care homes for my mum who has Alzheimer's. We will be forever grateful to have found the wonderful St Ritas. The staff, led by the exemplary, warm and professionalism, are all really engaged and it is obvious that the patients are treated with respect, dignity and real care. It gave us hope that for my mums last few years, she could not be in better hands. Thank you everyone at St Ritas.

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

All residents are greeted by name and with a smile by all members of staff. Visitors are greeted cheerfully, again with a smile. The care home is spotlessly clean, light and airy. Minor problems are swiftly and efficiently dealt with. Mealtimes are celebrations and family and friends are warmly welcomed to join in. Each resident receives a homemade birthday cake and birthdays are celebrated and enjoyed by all. Food is presented in an attractive way and there is good variety and choice.

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

My dear mother died at St Rita's nursing home in June last year. She had a wonderful four and a half years at the nursing home. The care she received on every level was first class. The staff are all amazing from manager to office administrator to staff nurse to carer to cleaner to chef laundry ladies to maintenance men. Everyone has time to talk to you and you are always made to feel so welcome. Even though my mum died over six months ago, I still return every month to arrange flowers in the dining room and reception areas. It gives me pleasure to go back and see all the familiar faces. I could not recommend highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend St Rita's 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

Cannot fault standard of care. All staff are so kind and helpful. Surely one of the best care homes around. More like an up market hotel - St Rita's excels in all areas.

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

We looked at many care homes before placing our aunt aged 100 in St Ritas. It is by far the best care home in the area. The home is always spotlessly clean no unpleasant smells. Residents are always well dressed, well presented and clean. The care given by the staff to residents is excellent. Some staff go well beyond their call of duty. Kindness and compassion are evident. The food is well presented, nutritious and varied. Management is always willing to take over any concerns regarding health and welfare if and when necessary. Doctor always promptly consulted if residents become unwell and called if necessary.

Facilities: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mum moved to St Rita's in May 2014 as she was not coping at home. We visited several homes but St Rita's stood out amongst all the others. The care in the home is exceptional and my mum is brighter and happier than she has been for a long time. Everyone, including cleaning staff and chefs are consistently friendly and helpful. The senior management is compassionate, organised and professional. Activities are varied and tailored to individual residents. I cannot recommend St Rita's enough.

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

The staff at St Rita's nursing home for patients with dementia are truly excellent. They always have time to care and speak with residents. Staff excelled themselves right from initial viewing and over the last 2 1/2 years. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending St Rita's for the loving care of the elderly.

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

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