Barchester St Thomas Care Home, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Barchester St Thomas Care Home, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Barchester St Thomas Care Home, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Barchester St Thomas Care Home is set in the heart of the Basingstoke community in close proximity to the town centre and within walking distance to both rail and bus links.

As you enter this home you will see a stunning Chapel dating back to 1885. This is now used for functions and is available for residents and families to use for social gatherings. Carers pride themselves in providing highly trained dementia care to residents, tailoring the care to meet their individual needs as they appreciate that no two people are the same.

The care team consists of registered general nurses, registered mental nurses and carers, who are all experienced in caring for residents with various stages of dementia. All rooms are individual and offer en-suite facilities. The home is also very fortunate to have well-established gardens with a colourful courtyard garden.

Each day there is a full activities programme facilitated by a dedicated activities team. Activities are arranged to suit the interests of residents and can vary from group to individual programmes. The home also has its own minibus which enables the team to arrange regular trips out for residents.

Group: Barchester Healthcare Ltd

Person in charge: Helen Hawkins (General 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 72 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 50+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Filipino, Greek, Modern, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Nepali, Romanian

Single Rooms: 72

Shared Rooms: 0

Rooms with ensuite WC: 72

Facilities & Services: 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 • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Barchester St Thomas Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 12 Feb 2018

We currently have limited availability. Please contact us to discuss your needs further, we would love to welcome you for a visit.

Reviews

9.1 Barchester St Thomas Care Home has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.098)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Barchester St Thomas Care 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barchester St Thomas Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 10 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 4.404 for Barchester St Thomas Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (79 Excellents x 5) + (61 Goods x 4) + (16 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.404

  • 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 4.694 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barchester St Thomas Care Home is based on 10 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.694

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    5
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barchester St Thomas Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Brother of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

The atmosphere of the home is positive and welcoming. Staff are cheerful and kind. Residents are well and thoughtfully looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very happy with care my father receives. His medical care is very good. My father appears to be happy and content.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

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

We wish we could give my Dad personal care 24 hours a day ourselves, but we can't. This is as good a substitute as we are likely to find anywhere. The staff do an excellent job on the whole, in difficult situations and are genuinely caring. Considering my Dad is not the only one they are preoccupied with, as we are, I think they are to be commended. Occasionally we find fault, as is only to be expected, but on the whole, I only have praise.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Mum moved into St Thomas Care Home and has settled in really well. Carers are lovely and attentive. Mum did have a fall in the garden and was left for up to 30 minutes but they acted on their mistake and all is fine.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My husband is very well looked after here. Staff are always kind and helpful. I am very happy with his care.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I find my wife is being well cared for. She is apparently quite chatty with the staff, but I don't think she talks to the other residents, but I don't see her all day. She does seem to lose her footwear a lot. She does thankfully remember me and our son and daughter, even their dog. When I saw her today, she was lucid but a little tired. I am still concerned about her drooping posture. She is as well as can be expected.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The home is not ultra modern, but it has a friendly, homely feel to it. My sister seems to enjoy her meals and gets good support from staff. Also, there is a good rapport between her and staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The staff look after my husband very well if something happens to him like a fall or he has knocked himself etc, the home contact me immediately. The food is a little bit samey but it is wholesome and my husband eats well. The management is always looking for ways to improve the home. At all times the staff and management are happy to hear any concerns I have.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

St Thomas Care Home is a well run nursing home with lots of friendly staff who take a care in their work. With most of them going beyond the call of duty. The residents are well looked after and it's a far better nursing home than most in the local area.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Laura Linwood, General Manager at Barchester St Thomas Care Home responded to this review on 20 Sep 2017:

Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this review. I will share your kind words with my team who will be so pleased. We will continue to value and act on any feedback received and make improvements where needed.

Since the new manager has taken over the change is very noticeable. The home looks cleaner, tidier and great notice boards. Carers seem happier. Mum's care is better overall, meals are great, Mum loves them. Carers are eager to help. I feel listened to if any problems occur.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Laura Linwood, General Manager at Barchester St Thomas Care Home responded to this review on 20 Sep 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review us - we will continue to improve things and really appreciate your feedback.

My sister has been at the home for 3 years. The staff are always kind and caring and patient. The new manager is always there to talk to and has really made a difference to the home. It looks and smells much better.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We visited many homes in the area before choosing St Thomas. We did so because from the minute we walked into the lovely old building, we were welcomed by everyone we came into contact with - the managers, nurses, cleaners, everyone. It has a lovely calm and relaxing atmosphere and nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff. Our uncle is well looked after and constantly entertained. He has made many new friends and we feel relieved he is happy and content. The food, since the new head chef has started work has improved significantly and on many occasions, we have chosen to eat at the home and have been made to feel welcome when we have. One of the very few criticisms we do have is that the carpets in his room and in many other areas could do with replacing. They are clean but have seen better days.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

We were always impressed with the level of quality and care and very few occasions to raise any concerns. When we did, they were listened to and dealt with quickly and appropriately. Wonderful staff and we are very appreciative of the care and support given. Exceptional care at a very sad time.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester St Thomas Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

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