March 8, 2018
Burnham-On-Sea Nursing and Care Home unveils new name

Burnham Nursing and Care Home in Burnham-On-Sea has been renamed Priory Court Care & Nursing Home following a glowing inspection repoort that praised its facilities and service.

The rebranding announcement this week comes after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated its service as 'Good' in all areas.

"We wanted to mark this new chapter for our care and nursing home with a new name," Home Manager Raji Sunil explained to

"We’ve made many positive changes here; from a complete refurbishment of the top floor and communal areas, new staff and management team and now our overall Good CQC report. We felt that the time was right to announce a change of name."

"The name 'Priory Court' ensures that links to the local area in Burnham-On-Sea are retained and the former use of the buildings as a convent is also acknowledged."

Priory Court Care and Nursing Home offers nursing, residential and dementia care for up to 71 residents.

The team at Priory Court Care & Nursing Home, pictured below, are committed to further development of their staff skills base and are working towards their Gold Standards Framework accreditation in End of Life care.

The CQC report rated the care home good in all areas, highlighting that staff were kind, caring and compassionate and supported people's dignity and independence.

"We are delighted with the report findings", said Alykhan Kachra, Managing Director of Country Court Care.

"Home Manager Raji Sunil and her staff team here at The Burnham have worked incredibly hard over the past months. Their determination to provide the very best care for our residents is reflected in the positive comments in the report."

The report found the home to be caring and noted how staff knew people well and treated them as individuals. One person commented, "Yes, they are kind and caring. I am very happy. You never really want to move into care but I have been pleasantly surprised how easy they made it for me." People said that they were looked after by kind and caring staff, saying "The staff are nice and they care". And "There are some really lovely staff here".

The report noted several examples of good person-centred care, with people's privacy and dignity respected and their independence promoted. One person told the inspectors how kind staff were when they helped them with personal care. They said, "They help me but don't take over that is important to me." Another person said, "They respect me and are really kind."

People were complimentary about the catering and food at the home, the inspectors noticed that people's individual dietary requirements were well catered for. They also observed support for residents requiring help at meal times was given in a discreet and dignified manner.

The full CQC report is available online here.

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