Skellow Hall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Skellow Hall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Skellow Hall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Skellow Hall’s traditional white façade stands against landscaped gardens and provides care for residents in an intimate and friendly home.

Rooms are decorated to high standards, with communal spaces welcoming light in through the large windows.

The home aims to meet the individual interests and hobbies of its residents, working with an activity coordinator to present a diverse and interesting daily changing programme of events.

The home is close to local facilities, taking regular opportunity to spend time with members of the local community. The gardens are enjoyed by the residents, some of whom get involved in tending them.

Group: Orchard Care Homes

Person in charge: Tina Rushton (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 29 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 29

Rooms with ensuite WC: 13

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Directions:

From Doncaster pick up the northbound York road to woodlands at Highfields roundabout take the 2nd exit follow B1220 for 1.9mile to Skellow for 1 mile Skellow Hall is situated on the left.

Visiting:

Visitors welcome anytime.

Parking:

Free parking available.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Skellow Hall: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

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Reviews

8 Skellow Hall has a Review Score of 8 (8.019)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Skellow Hall is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Skellow Hall in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. 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 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.

    The Average Rating of 4.424 for Skellow Hall is calculated as follows: ( (37 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) + (3 Poors x 2) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 59 Ratings = 4.424

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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 Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.595 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Skellow Hall is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 5.8 positive Reviews (29 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 5.8 Target = 0.345

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Skellow Hall?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Skellow Hall

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Sister of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1

I am delighted that my mother could be accommodated at Skellow Hall. The staff are excellent and we visit most days on an ad hoc basis so we know that no special preparations are made for our visit.
We are always made welcome and updated on mother's care and needs.
We are very happy and content knowing she is so well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Skellow Hall? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Tina Rushton, Home Manager at Skellow Hall responded to this review on 05 Jun 2017:

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are grateful for all feedback and take on board the comments you have made. We would be more than happy to discuss these further with you also in the home. Our care teams strive to offer the very best care and environment for our residents and are committed to continually develop and enhance our service.

I have been visiting Skellow Hall ever since it opened. Nowadays I visit one friend once a week, the staff are always friendly and helpful to visitors. My friend has a good memory and mind and hasn't always felt she has been believed about appointments with Doctors/hospitals etc) and she often hasn't been told about a pending appointment until the morning it happens and then the rush and shock hits her badly. Until recently she has felt that her care wasn't good and that nobody cared. I have seen this begin to change for the better now and the carers often seem more understanding than they used to be. She needs to be treated like a grown up person and not a child or someone whose capacity for rational thinking is impaired. The staff are too rushed and not enough of them.

How likely would you be to recommend Skellow Hall? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Poor

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Poor

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Very Poor

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Poor

Tina Rushton, Home Manager at Skellow Hall responded to this review on 05 Jun 2017:

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are grateful for all feedback and take on board the comments you have made. We would be more than happy to discuss these further with you also in the home. Our care teams strive to offer the very best care and environment for our residents and are committed to continually develop and enhance our service.

My sister had to go into care because of ill health and dementia. I cannot praise the staff enough at Skellow Hall. They are professional but so so very considerate and caring from the top management to the cleaners. If I needed to go into care it would be the first place I'd choose. Ten out of ten.

How likely would you be to recommend Skellow Hall? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Tina Ann Rushton, Home Manager at Skellow Hall responded to this review on 05 Jul 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we really do appreciate the feedback we get. We strive to provide the highest possible level of care to our residents and we are glad this has been your experience.

All I can say is that my family and I are very happy as is my mother with the care and service at Skellow Hall. She has settled well and has no problems.

How likely would you be to recommend Skellow Hall? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

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: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The care my mother gets at Skellow Hall is excellent. The staff are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble for any of them. The home is not posh but very homely like home from home for the residents. They always welcome visitors and family any time of day and keep us updated on any changes being made. We have peace of mind knowing my mother is being cared for very well by people who care.

How likely would you be to recommend Skellow Hall? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Tina Ann Rushton, Home Manager at Skellow Hall responded to this review on 18 May 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we really do value the feedback. We strive to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the home with pleasantly decorated rooms and surroundings. We aim to ensure the comfort and happiness of our residents and we are pleased this has been your experience.

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