Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home, Fareham, Hampshire
Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home, Fareham, Hampshire
Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home, Fareham, Hampshire

Merry Hall is located half a mile from Fareham town centre and is set in an exclusive residential area. The home provides a range of quality care services including: residential, dementia, respite, nursing, palliative or end-of-life care and day care.

The bedrooms at Merry Hall are individually decorated and have en-suite bathrooms, while a conservatory dining room adds light and airiness to the home. Residents have a choice of two lounges to reside in, depending on whether they choose to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet or participate in a variety of activities with other residents.

Activities are an extremely important part of the day-to-day life at Merry Hall. A co-ordinator schedules a variety of activities for residents, which can be adapted to meet their needs. One-to-one activities can also be organised in the rooms of residents who are less able, if preferred.

Merry Hall has highly trained chefs who provide freshly prepared, nutritious dishes at every mealtime. The meals can be adapted to suit the needs of each resident, whether it be a simple preference or a dietary requirement.

Group: Buckland Care Ltd

Person in charge: Jennifer Daley (Acting Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 32 Service Users

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

Admission Information: No Smoking. Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 30

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 31

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home: click here

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

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Reviews

9.1 Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.146)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 5 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 4.365 for Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home is calculated as follows: ( (45 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.365

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 4.781 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home is based on 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target = 0.781

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

This is a small, friendly and caring home. The residents are treated with dignity, in a happy environment and encouraged to take part in daily activities. The staff take the time to speak and listen to residents and try hard to respect their wishes - no mean feat when dealing with those suffering from dementia whose wishes may change from one minute to the next!

Residents are offered a good choice of meals at lunchtime and the home has recently introduced more variety at tea time. Residents and relatives are given the opportunity to voice opinions and preferences with regard to meals, activities etc.

We moved my Mother-in-law to Merry Hall from a larger nursing home (boasting an outstanding award from the CQC) as we felt the care aspect there was failing which is of the utmost importance.

We are pleased to have found Merry Hall - and can be confident that our Mum is well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Staff are excellent. Seem short of numbers, the hall is well maintained. Food is good- at times too much. Coffee's good. Sometimes have to wait for support but with 30 rooms here a lot of people need help- not many in the lounge. Hairdressing excellent. Very good washing clothes and help when having a shower.

How likely would you be to recommend Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Satisfactory in all respects. Staff friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My dad went to Merry Hall from hospital for end of life care, he was very poorly and had given up, they looked after him with dignity and brought fun back into his life. They cooked him what he wanted as he hadn't eaten for weeks and encouraged him to drink. Mum went in all day every day and they looked after her as well, she joined him for meals. This is so important as such a sad time. The family were always made welcome. We couldn't have asked for better care! Thank you to each one of them.

How likely would you be to recommend Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The team were very friendly and caring. My husband went there from hospital for end of life care and he had all but given up. They looked after him with dignity and brought fun back into his life, he said that he enjoyed being there. I went every day to be with him and joined in with activities and meals and am so grateful to have been able to share this time with him.
The day before he passed was my birthday and they gave me a lovely day under such sad circumstances. I have been invited to go back to visit friends I made and have lunch with them. They are all wonderful people. Well done team.

How likely would you be to recommend Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home was a warm and welcoming home for my father-in-law. The staff were very professional, caring and friendly at all times, always willing to help even when extremely busy. Accommodation was attractive and comfortable and suitable. All the food and drinks were tasty and in suitable quantities, with the chef who was happy to personalise menus. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Since the new management has been implemented there have been significant changes in the nursing home. Particularly to a new dining room which is lighter and more welcoming, the inclusion of family to have meals with their relatives in the home. The carers are lovely and they appear to work more efficiently. My mother is well cared for and I can only speak on her behalf and thank all the staff for supporting her. May the home fo from strength to strength.

How likely would you be to recommend Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My mother has been a resident at Merry Hall for nearly two years and has always been treated with great dignity and affection. Several members of staff have gone over and above their job descriptions to ensure my mother's happiness. The home is currently undergoing a refurbishment with the staff working hard to provide a pleasant environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Merry Hall Nursing & Residential Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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Staff Profiles

Petra

Petra Beech

Job Title: Registered Manager

Joined: 2007

Description:

Petra has been working in care for an impressive 23 years. In 2007, she moved to Fareham and began working at Merry Hall Nursing Home as a part time care assistant. She quickly progressed, becoming the in-house trainer for Manual Handling and Infection Control. In October 2013 Petra became Head of Care and then in 2016 progressed to become the Manager.

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