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'Good with Outstanding' Care Quality Commission Rating

27 May, 2021

After Rustington Hall had an unannounced full, comprehensive CQC two-day inspection on 13th and 14th April 2021, we are really pleased to announce Rustington Hall has received an overall rating of GOOD with OUTSTANDING in the Responsive domain.


Philippines Celebrations

07 May, 2021

Our "World Week" took us to the Philippines today...

5* Food Hygiene Rating!

06 May, 2021

Our fabulous kitchen team achieved another 5* food hygiene inspection rating by the inspectors this week! We are very proud of the team as they work so hard to provide meals to the residents all day, everyday.

CQC Quote on 'End of Life' Care

15 April, 2021

On 13th and 14th April CQC undertook an unannounced full comprehensive inspection at Rustington Hall.  Although we are still waiting for the outcome we were really pleased and wanted to share their comment regarding our end of life care - 

CQC Quote “Strong practice around end of life care. People's wishes are documented and respected. Very good support to family members.”



Rusty the Build-er Bear

06 April, 2021

Rusty decided to help our favourite builders with the current extension of Rustington Hall. We are not sure whether he was entirely helpful, but at least he made the workers from RJH Construction laugh!

St Patrick's Day Celebrations

17 March, 2021

Today at Rustington Hall we celebrated St. Patrick's day!

The staff and residents were encouraged to wear traditional green attire and join in the festivities, Rusty the Bear even made an appearance donning his Special green tie for the occasion!

Easter Ducklings!

01 March, 2021

As you know we had the ducklings in at the beginning of March. This year we had them set up in the lounge which was great as quite a few residents and staff were able to watch them hatch, we must say it was very fascinating. 

Celebrations all Round!

15 February, 2021

On the 15th of February 2021 Rustington Hall not only celebrated its re-opening to admissions after a challenging start to the year but one of our residents celebrated her 100th Birthday!

Although currently in lockdown to visitors we endeavored to make this a day to remember with a 3 tier homemade cake, balloons, COVID friendly entertainment, many gifts and a special appearance from Rusty the Bear!

Along side all the festivities staff took time to reflect on the difficult recent weeks and all staff and residents were given a personalised gift bag to represent the appreciation that the organisation wanted to acknowledge.

Sally Morris CEO & Registered Manager conducted a heart felt speech relaying the importance of each member of staff and their hard work to ensure Rustington Hall remained safe and residents were cared for during the Society's most darkest days and to carry on the amazing work.


Wacky Tacky Day

10 February, 2021

Our Wacky Tacky Day was another one of our successful 'themed' days.  Staff and residents were dressed in bright colours, odd shoes and generally anything that 'clashed'.  The Activities Team were busy putting coloured chalk in our hair, painting our nails and playing games with the residents.  As you will see from the photo a few of us were determined to help our resident finish her puzzle - although with lots of blue sky and pieces of puzzle all looking the same - I have to say we were defeated!

Open for Admissions

01 February, 2021

I am really pleased to say that we will be accepting new admissions again from 15th February.  We had a challenging couple of weeks but with the absolutely fantastic staff team all working extremely hard and supporting each other and our residents we have pulled through.

To all other Registered Managers - if we can do it so can you - it's tough but some form of normality will return I promise you.  Don't lose hope, stay strong and If you ever want to talk to someone who's been there please give me a call.

Reindeers at Rustington Hall

15 December, 2020

On Tuesday 15th December residents and staff had a fantastic time visiting live reindeer and meeting Father Christmas in his grotto.  We wanted to say a massive thank you to all our staff for their hard work throughout a very challenging year and so staff were invited to bring their children along to be greeted by Rusty the Bear, feed the reindeer and get a little pressie and reindeer gingerbread biscuit from Father Christmas.  

ITV Meridian came along to the event and you can see the broadcast that was shown on Thursday 17th December on the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/Rustington-Hall-Nursing-Home-103348981357606/videos/182420286929399/

We would like to say a big thank you to Tesco in Chichester, Rustington Bakery, Rustington Butcher & Deli for their donations.

Residents had a Ball at Rustington Hall

17 November, 2020

On Tuesday 17th November the residents and staff had a fantastic afternoon in the theme of a Masquerade Ball.  The residents had all made masks to wear and once again some of the staff dressed up with everyone having a really good time.  Whenever we have our themed event days some of the staff always go outside to wave at the passing traffic - please give us a wave and hoot your car horn if you see some people looking perhaps a little mad in their fancy dress clothes outside the front of Rustington Hall.

Rusty the bear joins the Rustington Hall Team

15 October, 2020

In September one of our carers came up with the idea of Rustington Hall having its own mascot - and what a fantastic idea it has turned out to be.  Our residents were involving with choosing the character - should it be a teddy bear, hedgehog, cat etc with the overwhelming majority choosing a teddy bear.

On Monday 12th October Rusty the Bear arrived and he has already been busy seeing all our residents who absolutely adore him.  He is becoming a little mischievous and has had over 1000 views on our Facebook page.  Please click on the facebook link on our home page to see what he's been up to.

Mobile Dentist Comes to Rustington Hall

14 October, 2020

On Tuesday 13th October The Mobile Dentist came to Rustington Hall to complete oral health checks on some our residents.  

As we all know oral health care is so important to all of us so at Rustington Hall we have agreed to fund the costs of the resident clinics which will take place every two months.  The dentist's will see different residents each time, and where necessary, do a check up on any dental work they undertook on their previous visit.

On Tuesday the experienced dental staff  managed to see seven of our residents - some in their rooms and some in a specific area set up for the dental clinic.  This was really successful with the next date planned for the beginning of December.  


We welcome visitors back into Rustington Hall

20 August, 2020

In relation to the latest Government guidance regarding visitors to nursing and care homes we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting visitors back into Rustington Hall. 

All relatives and next of kin have been contacted and are aware of the guidelines we have put in place in order to continue to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.

There is also a list of instructions which need to be followed on display in our reception area.

We are undertaking weekly staff testing and residents are tested every 28 days in accordance with the latest guidance.   

Disney Day

19 August, 2020

Carrying on with our 'Theme Days' Wednesday 19th August was Disney Day.  Staff once again dressed up much to the enjoyment of the residents.  Many of our residents had trouble guessing who was behind the Wizard's costume - another really fun day for everyone.

Royal Ascot at Rustington Hall

22 July, 2020

On Wednesday 22nd July our residents and staff put on their posh frocks and enjoyed the day celebrating Royal Ascot.  The biggest surprise for the residents was when our Finance and Estates Manager, Tasha, brought her 15-year-old, 17 hand high horse named Pie along to the event.  Pie was enjoying all the attention as the residents fed him carrots and talked to him.

Tasha commented saying 'it's not often you can say I took my horse to work with me today!' and I think it's fair to say it's also not often that residents in a nursing and care home can say 'we had a horse come to visit us today and I fed him some carrots!' 

The residents also enjoyed eating strawberries, scones, cakes and cream with a glass or two of bucks fizz - it really was such a lovely afternoon for everyone.

Please click on the 'Facebook' link on our Home page to see more photos and fun times we have here at Rustington Hall.


Are you looking for a nursing and care home by the sea?

20 July, 2020

Rustington Hall is really pleased to announce that we are accepting new admissions.  Whilst we have been in lock down we have been busy refurbishing communal areas and we have introduced new ways for keeping our residents entertained.  Our Facebook page has lots of photos of all the different events and activities that have been taking place.  (Please click on the Facebook logo at the bottom of the Home page).  All our residents receive person centred care with their physical and mental health our top priority.  

If you would like to find out more please contact Reception on 01903 777501 or email reception@rustingtonhall.co.uk 

Through the Decades

14 July, 2020

On Tuesday 14th July staff at Rustington Hall dressed up in the decade that they were born.  Our residents and staff enjoyed an afternoon of singing and dancing and we are already looking forward to our next theme day - Ascot Day on 22nd July.

Confirmed Registered Manager

08 July, 2020

On 30th June Sally Morris was interviewed by the Care Quality Commission for the role of Registered Manager.  On 8th July she received confirmation of her success and is now the CQC Registered Manager of Rustington Hall.  Sally remains the CEO for the Society and is supported by the management and leadership team.

Madness at Rustington Hall!

25 June, 2020

It's crazy times for most of us; and Rustington Hall Nursing and Care Home is no exception! Elderly residents and staff joined together to create a super fun day themed on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’.  The pictures on our Facebook page really tell the story, but highlights of the day included a luxury tea and refreshments with cakes and delights prepared by the in house catering team.  Entertainments were provided from a distanced varanda, by the well known singer and performer ‘Alexis’.

This event was just one of many regular themed party events which have included VE Day, sweets and treats events and international cuisine tastings. Rustington Hall has recently completed a building extension to expand its dining facilities and refurbished both a small quiet lounge area and hairdressing salon.


A chauffeur service for our residents

08 June, 2020

In future the residents at Rustington Hall will enjoy a chauffeur driven service when they need to attend hospital, GP, optician appointments.  Although, we have always provided the free use of our mini bus or Berlingo together with a carer when any of our residents attend any appointments we thought they would really enjoy arriving in style.  Two of our carers have been provided with chauffeur uniforms which they will wear when escorting residents.  

A new look to our hairdressing salon

04 June, 2020

We have recently undertaken a slight refurbishment of our hairdressing salon. Although due to the lockdown measures our usual hairdressers are not able to attend we are very fortunate to have a couple of our carers who are also trained in hairdressing.  This has meant that, even whilst most of us are not able to have the luxury of having our hair cut, our residents continue to enjoy the 'pampering' of having their hair washed and cut.

VE Day Celebrations

13 May, 2020

All the residents had a lovely day Celebrating VE Day.

They enjoyed a buffet lunch followed by Alexis singing on the decking area. There was lots of flag waving as Alexis sang White Cliffs of Dover and We'll meet again.

An amazing hat, made by one of the relatives families, stole the day.

Sweets Anyone?

12 May, 2020

Residents recently saw the arrival of a traditional sweet trolley in the Activities Room, offering a choice of sherbet lemons, pontefract cakes, fudge and barley sugar, to name but a few.

Staff take a selection of sweets around the home, throughout the day, for residents to choose from.