Dudwell St Mary Care Home in Burwash, East Sussex

Dudwell St Mary is a well-respected care home housed in the stunning setting of a former convent. We provide high quality nursing and residential care for elderly people and for people living with dementia, including planned and emergency respite breaks. Our dedicated team of highly qualified, attentive and experienced staff create a welcoming atmosphere full of smiles and laughter, which is enjoyed by the people we support, their families, and visitors.

Our focus is on making a difference to the lives of those we care for, supporting family and friends to ensure that moving from familiar surroundings to our home is a smooth transition. Staff work as a team and are passionate about our quality of care, facilities and the overall environment. Our dedication can be seen in the quality of our cooking, hospitality and of our social activities, which are matched to individual preferences.

The home is located on the outskirts of Burwash in East Sussex, just 2 miles from Etchingham and 15 miles from Tunbridge Wells. We welcome visitors at any time, so why not come and see Dudwell St Mary for yourself.

Life at Dudwell St Mary Care Home

Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.

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Dudwell St Mary Care Home in Burwash

Patrick McCrossan

General Manager

Hi, my name is Patrick and I am the General Manager here at Dudwell St Mary. Welcome to our website!

I qualified as a nurse at Kent and Canterbury Hospital in 1988 and spent the next 27 years working in various roles in hospitals looking after acutely ill patients. My journey in the NHS saw me start as a Staff Nurse in General Medicine, moving on to work in the following years in cardiology, renal care, emergency care and care of the elderly.  In the latter stages of my NHS career as a Senior Manager, I focused on the quality of care that was delivered, ensuring that patients received excellent person-centred support.

I left the NHS in 2015 and, in the following years, led two nursing homes to achieving ‘Good’ ratings with the CQC. At the centre of everything I have done is the solid belief that residents deserve the very best we can give, in all aspects of their care, and that this is delivered by a team that is both big hearted and experienced.  

I am excited to be working with a company who lead the field in the care of older people. I want to ensure that all my residents live fulfilled and enjoyable lives in our care. Barchester provides a huge platform to achieve the very best care that can be given.


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Our care

We provide high quality 24-hour nursing and residential care and skilled support for frail older people and for people living with dementia, including planned and emergency respite breaks.

Types of care

Nursing Care

Nursing care is for people who need a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day.

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Residential Care

Our residential care is ideal for frail older people that would benefit from additional care and support, but without the need for specialist nursing or dementia care.

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Dementia Care

Our highly skilled team of dementia experts work hard to ensure the highest quality of care, based on the latest research.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good.

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Amazing Food

Nothing short of great food is prepared and served in our homes

Our approach to food and nutrition


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access


  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi
  • Laundry


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
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New care enquiries 01435 667 736

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

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Etchingham Road Burwash TN19 7BE Get directions