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Eastridge Manor JW

To all the staff at Eastridge Manor

So where do i begin?

This is a note to convey my thanks to each and every one of you for your parts in caring for our mum Joan over the past 5 years. Catering, laundry, maintenance, domestic, nursing, caring, activities, management, admin,welfare, whoever and whatever your forte! You are all amazing!!

i have said our personal thanks to those of you who were working on the day we lost mum but must not forget to thank those of you who were not on duty on that particular day and the night staff who i rarely met but entertained brother Roger when he made his evening calls. I hear his nickname was ‘white coffee, one sugar’

Mum moved into Eastridge on 11th January 2003. I have seen staff changes in all departments and resident changes over this five year period and would be grateful if those of you who are in touch with past employees would thank them for their part n my behalf.

I don’t intend to lose touch and will venture back to visit when i am brave enough.

Hazel Lane and Roger Waters

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Eastridge Manor – FG

Dear Mr Colville,

I wanted to write and express my views of Eastridge Manor Nursing Home Bolney

A very elderly friend sadly died there last Tuesday and the care and attention she received from all the staff in Eastridge Manor but especially Blue Cedars during her 9 month stay was second to none. Everyone without exception was caring, helpful showed love and compassion to FG right up to the end. She was 103 when she died and when she was admitted in March i really did wonder whether she would see Christmas as she had been so unwell but she seemed to improve daily, within 3 days of her arrival she felt cared for and respected.

When i told her she would be going to a nursing home rather than back to her beloved bungalow she looked at me and said ‘Oh all brown paint and cabbage’ She couldn’t have been more wrong if she tried. The building is so light and airy, always smells pleasant and everyone has a smile. She couldn’t wait to tell me that she felt uncomfortable one night and pressed the bell and ‘I only had to wait about a minute before someone came and made me comfortable, i wouldn’t have had that at home on my own’ She felt safe and secure and was never made to feel a nuisance. She couldn’t wait to tell me that she had  enjoyed a shower – because her arthritis she had endured strip washes at home for years and years as she couldn’t get into the bath, such a simple thing was such a treat to her. Her hair was cut and washed, she had help with her make up the nurses helped her regain limited hearing by sorting out a hearing aid for her, she had new glasses. She enjoyed all the activities and spending time peacefully people watching.

A good home is only as good as its manager and his/her team. In Jenny you have a first class, kind, efficient and caring manager and she leads her team by example. From the moment she welcomed us, listened to us and took copious notes about FG and gave us a tour of the home, I knew Eastridge Manor was the right place for her. Reg leads his nurses well and always has time to answer questions as do Sandra and Magdalen. When F went into  the end of life phase Reg took time to tell me what to expect which was very helpful. The call at 5 am to say F had passed was dealt with efficiently and with compassion.

All the staff from Jenny, Reg. Lesley (who F referred to as mother), Liz in the office, the chef who daily produced excellent meals and cakes, to laundry staff who ensured her clothes were beautifully cleaned and pressed, the cleaners who ensured her room was spotless and always a had a cheerie word, all the wonderful care assistants and nurses, Angie who organised the entertainment and the maintenance man are all a huge credit to South Coast Nursing Homes and make Eastridge Manor a kind, caring, loving and happy home which i wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone

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Eastridge Manor – Stubbs

Dear friends

Many thanks for all your care, compassion and kindness to our late Aunty Mary Stubbs, it has always been appreciated.

With all good wishes for a happy new year

Angela and all the family

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Eastridge Manor

Thank you to all the staff who cared for Laura. This is to tell you how much the wider family have appreciated the considerate and loving care you gave to Laura, and give to all the residents

Carole and Tim Lomas

Daphne Jennings

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Eastridge Manor – Sansom

To Jenny and all the staff

Pete and i would like to send a very big thank you to all the staff at Eastridge We can not thank you all enough for the care you gave Laura and support for us. Our visits to see Laura were not always good but seeing the happy and cheery faces of the staff made the visits worth while.

We and the rest of Laura’s family will miss her as i’m sure the staff will as well. Laura always knew exactly what she wanted to do and you were able to let her feel she was still capable and in control of doing things. We were told on several occasions about spending time in the office, pushing buttons on the photocopier, writing on the table cloths and of course her endless walking.

Once again thank you so much.

Pete Helen and Laura xx


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Eastridge Manor

To all the staff at Eastridge Manor

Thank you so much for taking care of our dad so well during the past yeard

With best wishes

Marion, Veronica and family’s

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Eastridge Manor – Bill

To Jenny and all the caring staff and team

Thank you for all the care and love you gave to our dad ‘Bill’ over the past 7 years

Love from

Lesley and Ray  –  Barbara and David

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Eastridge Manor – Brenda

To all the staff in Blue Cedars

We would like to thank you all for the kindness you have shown our mum Brenda during her stay.I am sure she will miss you all.

With love from

Lynda, Sally and David

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Eastridge Manor – Rita

To Jenny and all the staff at Eastridge Manor

On behalf of Rita’s Italian family Sue, Linda and myself we would like to express our thanks for all the love and care you all gave to Rita while she was with you.

Many thanks

Michael and Sue Nicholas

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Abundant Grace – Elizabeth

To all the staff involved in the care of my gran, Violet

Thank you all for your care and attention towards my gran in her last few years of her life, it means a lot

With warmest wishes

Elizabeth Stepney