Barking Hall Nursing Home, Ipswich, Suffolk
Barking Hall Nursing Home, Ipswich, Suffolk
Barking Hall Nursing Home, Ipswich, Suffolk

Barking Hall is located less than a mile from Needham Market, in the Suffolk village of Barking. The Home enjoys strong links with the local community and benefits from the amenities available through use of its own mini-bus. Residents can enjoy the quiet location overlooking fields, with the parish church a pleasant distant view. The attractive gardens incorporate a covered walkway and an enclosed courtyard garden, complete with water feature, where residents can enjoy peace and tranquillity in the security of this beautiful setting.

Barking Hall was opened in 1988 and offers the very best in either nursing or residential care. The original hall has been sympathetically and tastefully extended with a number of new bedrooms and day areas for residents. Residents may relax in the lounges provided that are decorated in an elegant period style, perfect for entertaining friends and family.

All bedrooms are en-suite with a telephone and television point provided. Although rooms are fully furnished, residents are welcome to bring with them items of furniture and personal possessions so that their room can be a true ‘home from home’.

Residents are assessed regularly to ensure their needs are met. Visits are made by an optician and chiropodist by appointment, and the in-house hairdressing salon provides all the usual services plus manicures and hand massages. Catering staff provides delicious meals and snacks throughout the day, special diets can of course be catered for.

Barking Hall has a dedicated Activities Coordinator that can arrange for residents to partake in as many, or as few, activities as they wish.

Group: Healthcare Homes Group Ltd

Person in charge: Sue Oates (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 49 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Neuropathic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 49

Rooms with ensuite WC: 41

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single from £800 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Barking Hall Nursing Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

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

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Barking Hall Nursing Home: click here

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Reviews

9.7 Barking Hall Nursing Home has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.716)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Barking Hall Nursing Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barking Hall Nursing Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 12 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 4.716 for Barking Hall Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (165 Excellents x 5) + (51 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 222 Ratings = 4.716

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barking Hall Nursing Home is based on 12 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 9.8 positive Reviews (49 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 9.8 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barking Hall Nursing Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    9
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Son-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

Excellent care by very helpful nurses and other staff. The food provided is very good and all services are provided with really good care and help.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? 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

My dad has been here for six weeks and is happy and cared for. My hope is he can stay here as, at 96 years, I do not think it would be helpful to move him now. My father is very comfortable.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have lived here for the last three years and have found it to be a pleasant experience. The residents are treated with kindness and dignity. Entertainment is provided most days of the week and there are trips out to local places of interest. Indoor amusement includes bingo, arts and crafts, music and quizzes. The only negative comment I have is regarding the occasional delay in answering the bell for my toilet needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Always seems a lovely place when I visit each week. Residents seem happy and well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My husband was transferred from Shotley Ward, Ipswich Hospice for rest and rehabilitation after a stroke and fractured skull.
He has in my opinion been shown great medical care and dignity. I have also found the staff and management very kind, helpful and attentive to my husband's needs and welfare. Their support to my husband and myself has been exemplary.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing 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

I was very happy with everything that Barking Hall did for my husband. He was treated with care and dignity in his last days.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Excellent care and attention at all times both when dad was in respite and then permanent. He was very happy in Barking Hall Nursing Home.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing 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: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I would like to thank all the staff of Barking Hall. I believe they made my Dad's last few weeks easier for him. Couldn't have asked for anything more. We knew he only had approximately 3 months to live, but he deteriorated quite quickly at the end. Very caring staff. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Amanda Thornsby, Homes Manager at Barking Hall Nursing Home responded to this review on 07 Jun 2017:

Dear Juanita,
It was both a pleasure and privilege to care for your father. My staff really appreciate the recognition for their positive and caring contribution, so I shall proudly share your comments with them all.
Sadly the time spent in our peaceful, tranquil and beautiful home was shorter than expected but he still made an impression upon us all and will be remembered fondly.
Please do not be a stranger to Barking Hall, if passing, do call in for a welcome break, bring a friend and enjoy a cup of coffee, fresh cakes are always available too!

Everything about Barkng Hall worked for myself and my father. The staff (care) and nursing were all kind and professional went the extra mile and did not show any negative attitudes. My father, although bed-ridden in later life was content, relaxed and always clean and comfortable, be it in bed or dressed and sitting in the sitting room. I know he felt safe! The overall atmosphere is warm, friendly, inviting, inclusive and welcoming. I really cannot express adequately my deep gratitude to all the staff there, in a job that is understandably hard work, both physically and emotionally and frankly, underpaid and undervalued! Hooray for Barking Hall!

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Mum was very well looked after and cared for.
Her family and friends who visited her were treated very well.
The staff from the nurses, HCAs, cleaning staff and all involved with mum's care were excellent.
Thank you all.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Barking Hall cared for both my mother and father during their last few months.
Throughout, both received the highest level of care and support through ill health. As family members, we were always consulted and advised of any changes or developments. The staff showed care and compassion to us as a family too, as we battled through some difficult days. Despite this having been one of the most difficult periods of my adult life, I will always remember the professionalism of the team at Barking Hall and will forever be in their debt.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother spent three weeks in Barking Hall Nursing Home to recuperate after a period in hospital. Her admission to Barking Hall Nursing Home was dealt with both professionally and compassionately by a member staff and we are grateful for her caring approach during this period of my mother's ill health. Her stay at Barking Hall Nursing Home provided the rest and support she required regaining her health and confidence. Staff were always smiling and positive in their approach to their work.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have never felt so at home and I am only visiting my mum. They are all helpful and kind. Not one of them doesn't help you and if they can't do something, they find out for you. The food is fantastic, they try so hard to please. The home is kept well maintained and clean.
The laundry, well some of it goes missing, like all homes and these people find it if you say to them what it is and they don't mind.
The nurses are great and if any problems, they are on the ball to call the doctor out.
I can't say any more than it is run like a family home and all in the home are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? 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

I feel comfortable and people in the home all talk and help. They treat all residents with respect and kindness. All staff work hard and even if it's not their job, they don't mind helping.
Food is very good. It's fresh and what I like, is that they ask everyone individually what they like and they make sure they have water and drinks.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? 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

My father came to Barking Hall Feb 2015 for palliative care having been told he had only days to live, with the care of all the staff, we managed to have dad in our lives for a extra ten months. He had a lovely clean room which overlooked the gardens and wildlife. All the staff were fantastic nothing too much trouble, they made his and our time at Barking Hall a much better time for his last few months of life. The manager was also available to chat to if we needed her and the nurses kept us informed of any changes in his health and care plan. The care staff were so kind and caring and dad loved having a chat with them all. Dad had much fun in activities and enjoyed all that went on. The kitchen catered for his diet well and there was always a choice of food to be had. This is a very friendly, caring and happy nursing home, and dad was well looked after right up till he passed away January this year. I would recommend this home if you are looking for somewhere for your loved ones.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? 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

My mother was at Barking Hall for a short time up to her death in November. My sister and I were very reassured to know that she was an a safe, supportive and caring place. We were impressed by the quality of the staff across all roles at the home. They always treated Mum as an individual, relating to her as a person not just as an illness. She knew she was being well looked after. Staff were also very supportive of us as relatives.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My father was at Barking for four weeks on palliative care. He received fantastic care from the whole team at Barking Hall. From the auxiliary staff to the carers, nurses and manager. They provide specialist equipment for his care and safety. He sadly died on December 2015, but he received wonderful care right to the end. I too received genuine care and concern from staff. They were professional and efficient at their roles but also extremely compassionate and caring. I could not fault the in anyway and would highly recommend this care home to other families in similar situations as I was in.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? 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

My mother came to Barking Hill in April of this year, she settled in straight away thanks to the welcoming approach of all the staff. Whenever I visit, my mother seems happy and settled. I can't stress enough the peace of mind I have, knowing that my mother is not only happy, but being looked after to a very high standard. Thanks to all the dedicated staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? 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

We asked a lot of Barking Hall as my husband was 49 and in the late stages of brain cancer. You rose to every challenge! His care was outstanding at all hours of the day and night, as was that of myself and our 3 children. Nothing was too much trouble and he was treated with huge compassion, love and dignity. Everyone from kitchen staff to Nursing and office staff were amazing with their kindness, time and information. In our toughest times your staff were wonderful and did what they do best. The homely environment was a bonus with the children. Thank you doesn't even go half way there. In a care environment you are top of the tree for always going the extra mile for everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Barking Hall Nursing Home? 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

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