RNNH Friends of the Elderly, Bournemouth, Dorset
RNNH Friends of the Elderly, Bournemouth, Dorset
RNNH Friends of the Elderly, Bournemouth, Dorset

The Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH) welcomes everyone, but retains a strong link to its heritage. Originally built for the benefit of the retired nursing community, it maintains its own archive of nursing history.

The home is set amongst beautiful gardens, which most of the rooms overlook. Friends and family are always welcome to visit – and can share in the joy of a meal, sitting in the gardens or joining in with one of the many activities.

The home understands that everyone has different needs. That’s why there is a personalised care plan created for each resident to ensure that those needs are met.

Respite care is also available at RNNH. If you’d like more information, please contact the company.

Group: Friends of the Elderly

Person in charge: Alan Johnston (Registered Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bournemouth Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 52 Service Users

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

Admission Information: priority will be given to retired nurses and allied health professionals.. Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 52

Rooms with ensuite WC: 42

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access


Driving: From The Wessex Way (A338), take the exit on to Castle Lane East towards Bournemouth hospital/Tesco store. From Castle Lane East, take the exit for Tesco’s (Riverside Avenue). If approaching Riverside Avenue from the Iford roundabout direction, make sure to be in the right hand lane at the traffic lights for turning into Riverside Avenue. Drive down Riverside Avenue past the entrance to Tesco’s car park. Follow the road down past the Golf Play entrance and continue along until RNNH is on the left hand side.

Buses: 2, 2a, 2b, 3 and 33 – all stop at Royal Bournemouth hospital. It is approximately a 20 minute walk from the hospital to RNNH.

Rail: The nearest rail stations are at Christchurch and Bournemouth. Taxis can be found at both stations.


Disabled access is available at the front entrance. Visitors are welcome at anytime however, please respect meal times where possible. For a small charge, visitors are very welcome to join their family member/friend for meal – please let the catering team know as booking is required.


There is ample visitor parking available at the front of the property.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on RNNH Friends of the Elderly: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies


There are currently no reviews for RNNH Friends of the Elderly

Submit a Review for RNNH Friends of the Elderly

    • We welcome residents/service users and their family/friends to submit reviews to carehome.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.

(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the care home/service)

Extremely UNLIKELY


Neither Unlikely or Likely


Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 100 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on carehome.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Awards / Recognitions

There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for RNNH Friends of the Elderly

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet

Care Home Idol 2016

There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at RNNH Friends of the Elderly