About Symonds House
Our Team and Its Values
Here at Symonds House, we have carefully selected a team of 7 nurses (all are Registered General Nurses) and 34 carers. Two of our nurses have been at Symonds House for over 7 years and as a result are highly experienced and specialise in care for the elderly. The manager of the home, Julie, is also a Registered General Nurse and has a registered managers award gained in 2003.
The residents safety and care is paramount at Symonds House. We therefore, facilitate a health and safety committee, comprising of staff from various departments that meet bi-monthly to have an in-depth review of both the safety of the home and the care provided.
Our values are to provide excellent quality of life, with exceptional standards of individual care for each resident according to their preferences and choice. For residents who are unable to share information with us or make their own choices; family and those nearest to them, are asked to help with information about their previous lifestyle and requirements to help us understand what would be in the best interest of the resident and how they would like to be cared for. We make sure the care needs of the residents are met by producing personalised care plans to tailor the care that is received. Both residents and families are able to input what is entailed in the care plan.
Symonds House is a converted Grade II listed victorian house. Originally a workhouse, the home was converted into the local village hospital (Linton Hospital) in the late 20th Century. Thereafter, it was then converted into a nursing home and has remained like this for around 20 years.
The home has its own enclosed and secure garden area which is well maintained and provides beautiful area to sit and relax outside in the warm weather. There is also a vegetable plot that residents can help with and watch their efforts grow!
Being located in the village of Linton, allows the home to be accessible whilst still being in the scenic Cambridgeshire countryside. Furthermore the home is only a 10 minute drive from the city of Cambridge itself.