Our Facilities

Park House Court means many things to many people.

         It is a nursing and convalescent home, a hospital, a wellbeing centre, a training centre, a former hotel– but above all it is a warm and friendly home to more than 90 residents in full time care.Health & Safety to Advanced Level

         So extensive are the services offered that Park House has grown not only in size and scope but by reputation in Pembrokeshire and beyond. Facilities which include group Yoga, Reiki therapy, relaxation therapy, reminiscence therapy, music activities. All of the above together with hydrotherapy, which can be arranged on a one to basis for a small additional fee. 

Relatives visiting from all parts of Britain love to call in on their family and loved ones there, often enjoying lunch or tea with them– it is all part of the very special service.

CARE ETHIC

Park HousRisk Assesment Training (HACCP)e has evolved from one of Tenby’s major hotels to  being something of a benchmark standard in nursing home care. It retains its character and many of its hotel functions, treating patients as guests, respecting their privacy and dignity and individual personality.

  It is especially effective in getting  patients back on the road to recovery when they have had operations or other medical treatment at Bancyfelin or Withybush Hospital. A two or three week stay at Park House can make a world of difference to coping once more at home.

 

 

RAPID GROWTH

In January 1997, Park House Hotel closed its doors for the last time as one of Tenby’s Principal  hotels. After three months refurbishment it opened again as a NSupervisor & Management Training according to Customer's Needsursing Home. Jan Evans was the matron, leading the team and setting the standards that have made Park House Court the nursing home that it is now. She opened with 12 bedrooms, within two years it had 70, and now it has 97.

 

 

FAMILY

Peter, Phillip and Christopher Parker who are the present day directors of Park House Court, initially converted it for their elderly parents, who had owned and run the hotel thirty years ago. Peter is the brother who “meets and greets, fetches and carries.” He is the one responsible for the practical daily tasks and has a great rapport with the residents. Phillip is the financial director, and Christopher takes care of the fabric of the buildings and the spacious grounds.

TEAMWORK

Other key members of the Park House Court management team are matron Mandy Procter who has worked for the company for 12 years. Angela Cullen, the deputy matron for seven years. Navneet Kawale who has worked at Park House for 4 years is the assistant deputy matron.Food Hygiene up to Advanced Level

 

 

 

HIGH STANDARD

Tony Sawyer is in charge of the in-house training school which supports nurses in their continuing professional development and has developed a career pathway for all carers through the NVQ system. Park House Court has links with the University of Glamorgan which has enabled some nurses to achieve BSC’s in Clinical Leadership and also Diplomas in Palliative Care.

Registered Nurses are members of the Royal College of Nursing and benefit from the excellent training they also have to offer.

Park House is accredited with Swansea University as a student placement for general and mental health nurses. Nurses from outside EU countries can complete the overseas nurses programme and gain full UK nursing and midwifery registration through Park House Court.

PERSONAL

Nowadays the atmosphere is still that of a comfortable hotel, and residents can individualise their rooms; bringing in furniture, pictures and other bits and pieces, and even changing the décor if need be. The aim is to make it as near to your own home as possible while living in a common setting . The restaurant; which holds the Welsh Food Hygiene Gold Standard Award 2010, provides a choice of four main courses for lunch in the dining room, such as steak, chicken with grapes, salmon with cucumber sauce and a vegetarian option. Wine can also be served if requested.

Staff are expected to look after their patients and residents as they would care for their own parents. There are 160 members of staff, almost all local with at least six registered nurses on duty in the morning  and five in the afternoon.

Paddy’s Place Puddleducks

Puddleducks isStaff Creche 7.45am - 8.15am Seven Days a week a wonderful facility for Park House Court Staff and the local community. It is so good for staff to know that their children are cared for in a safe vibrant atmosphere, where they are encouraged to learn & develop, with trained committed nursery staff who are well up-to-date with the Nursery Curriculum. They also recently received the Gold Award for the foundation phase of the Healthy Eating programme. Congratulations Puddleducks and well done. The ‘outdoor play’ programme is now enhanced by the superb play area and the children love being outside with the sense of freedom it gives.

Click here to visit the Puddleducks website

 

SPECIAL CARE

Not all patients are elderly of course, as ages of patients range from 39 to 99. It is a sobering  thought that if someone was the victim of a road traffic accident, stroke or fall, at  Park House Court they are  prepared to meet any or such special need or disability, mental or physical.

For instance, a sensory room within the EMI unit has been set up as a calming influence for distressed patients, avoiding the use of drugs in favour of a pleasant experience of music, soft lighting, aromas and touch. This has been funded in memory of previous patients.

Each year residentHolistical Care at its Bests select a charity to support,  this year holding a coffee morning and raffle in aid of NSPCC funds. A variety of activities take place throughout the week. Recently residents, staff and relatives enjoyed a fabulous sports day followed by our annual fete.

Park House Court’s policy is one of openness, realism and respect for people’s feelings—it is run as a tight ship but nothing about it is institutionalised. A patient’s day-to-day happiness and well-being is seen as being paramount in their over all health care,

With all the comforts of home, a family atmosphere and the facilities of modern-day nursing, it is a first class establishment to spend your days, recover from operation or illness, to enjoy a week or two of tender respite care or just a break over Christmas. For that, as they say in the best  hotels, early booking is recommended.