Hawthorns Care Centre

O'Neill Drive,

North Blunts,

Peterlee,

County Durham,

SR8 5UP

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Care enquiries 0191 448 9332
New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm
All other calls 0191 587 1251

Hawthorns Care Centre in Peterlee

Hawthorns Care Centre is a modern, purpose-built home set in a peaceful residential area of Peterlee. We provide excellent 24-hour nursing care for older people, alongside expert care for those living with dementia in our dedicated Memory Lane Community. We also offer a neurological rehabilitation service for younger adults and cater for respite stays and short breaks.

Our Memory Lane Community is visited regularly by a consultant psychiatrist and our neurological rehabilitation unit has a regular visit from a consultant neurologist, a team of physiotherapists and occupational therapists, in addition to our nursing, activities, support and hospitality teams.

The home also has a music therapist, whose sessions bring fun and laughter to the home, and reach out to people who may otherwise struggle to communicate. Music can help people, regardless of their disability and illness, and sharing in music is an incredibly comforting, positive and affirming activity.

We always welcome visitors, so please feel free to call us or pop in at any time.

 

Types of care

The care we provide is delivered in a way that promotes independence for those who live in our home. Where possible, it is important that residents are encouraged to perform daily tasks independently or with minor support. Our services are devised with individualised treatment in mind for each person, so getting to know everyone and understanding their needs is imperative to delivering bespoke, person-centred care.

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Nursing Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay

Services for Under 65

Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon

On-site

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

Accessibility

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

Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

June Hoggart-MacDonald

General Manager

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Sharon Harwood

Elderly Frail Unit Manager

I qualified as an RGN in 1990 at Cleveland College of Nursing and Midwifery. I worked as a staff nurse at DarlingtonMemorialHospital as an Anaesthetic and Recovery nurse until 1994. I commenced employment at Hawthorns Care Centre on the Nursing Unit in August 1994 initially on night duty. I became Nursing Unit Manager in 2002. I have completed various clinical and academic courses including Diploma of Nursing, ENB Care of the dying patient and their family, Infection Control and Clinical services during my time as unit manager. The standard of care has been maintained and enhanced. The unit has an excellent reputation in the community and is well recognised as providing a high standard of care. The unit provides a variety of care including long term chronic disease, palliative/end of life care, intermediate care and long term care if the elderly frail. 

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Lisa Brown

Administrator

Hi my name is Lisa Brown I am the Administrator here at Hawthorns. Since leaving college I have always worked in customer relations. I started working as a part time receptionist in a local hotel and then moved to a full time role in a large hotel chain for 7 years.

I started working at Hawthorns as a receptionist in February 2002, I worked as receptionist until I became an Administration Assistant in 2004 and since then I have undertaken more responsibility within the administration team leading to talking over the role of Administrator in January 2017.  I have gained my NVQ level 3 while working for Barchester. I am very passionate about my job and love working with the team here at Hawthorns.

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Claire Thomas

Head Chef

Hi, my name is Claire and I'm the Head Chef here at the Hawthorns.

My passion and love of food started when I was young, my mother and father have eclectic and adventurous tastes and this was reflected in my home life. Never one for just plain food, I cooked up Italian, Thai and other dishes on a regular basis. Holidays also provided an insight to food and culture which I then brought back and tried out, my favourites being Australian, Russian and Egyptian. This led to a career in catering and a degree in Hospitality Management from Robert Gordon's University, Aberdeen. I have worked in a variety of hospitality environments, including the Caledonian Thistle Hotel, Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities, within the fine dining team cooking for Prince Phillip, Puccino's Cafe Bar and now here at the Hawthorns where I have been for the last 15 years! 

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Deborah Flower

Unit Manager Downstairs Neuro Unit

My name is Deborah Flower and I have been a Qualified Adult Nurse for 29 years.  I have worked at the Hawthorns for 17 years as Neuro Manager and prior to that worked as a junior sister for 7 years on a Neuro Rehab Ward for the NHS.

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Ralph Bossingham

Music Therapist

Ralph is the music therapist at three Barchester care homes; Hawthorns, Billingham and South Grange.

He loves music in all aspects of his life. When not at work, he plays the saxophone in a soul band and piano in a small jazz project. Music is a huge part of his home life too. He recently became a father and has been enjoying introducing his baby daughter to the wonder of music.

Ralph’s music therapy sessions brings fun and laughter to the homes he works in. Through music, he reaches out to people who may otherwise struggle to communicate and he has seen how music can restore or replace what has been lost socially. Music can help people regardless of their disability and illness and sharing in music is an incredibly comforting, positive and affirming activity.

Every Wednesday afternoon, Ralph runs a session called ‘Sing with Ralph’, which he says is one of the highlights of the week. The group is full of energy and fun. People in the group suggest songs they want to sing and they play all kinds of instruments including drums and glockenspiels. 

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Life at Hawthorns Care Centre

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.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & events

Activities

Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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What people say about us

Hawthorns Care Centre

CQC Overall rating

Good

11 December 2018

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