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Donnington House Care Home


Location and contact details

12 Birdham Road, Chichester, PO19 8TE

Donnington House Care Home is a registered charity that has been providing care for older people in Chichester, West Sussex since 1952.  The Home is registered to give Residential and Nursing care to 28 residents.  The provision of nursing care offers the peace of mind that should this be required, there is no need to move to another Home.  Our dedicated team of qualified nurses, care assistants and ancillary staff provides a high standard of care within a warm, friendly, comfortable environment.  The Home is awarded the highest level of Beacon Status on the Gold Standards Framework - a national scheme for End of Life Care.

Registration summary

Managers: Karen Elizabeth Butler
Registration Date: 7 December 2010
Last CQC inspection: 14 November 2016
Local Authority: West Sussex
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs
Number of beds: 28

Care home group

Donnington House Care Home Limited

CQC Rating for Donnington House Care Home

Where this care home can improve
★★☆☆Requires improvement

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 6 December 2016.

See CQC's page explaining ratings for more details about ratings and inspection practices of care homes in England.

Services offered at Donnington House Care Home

Residential - Shared Spaces

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We have a weekly programme of activities throughout the year, including weekly reminiscence, exercise, poetry and music sessions.  We have a dedicated Activities Coordinator who not only plans the activities for the home as a whole but also works individually with our residents to identify any specific personal wishes or needs.  A local vicar makes regular pastoral visits and is available to visit on other occasions by request.  We also hold Holy Communion monthly.

Residential - Your Room

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We have 28 single occupancy rooms which are pleasant, tastefully decorated and furnished. 15 rooms have en-suite facilities.  We have a large open-plan dining room, several separate sitting areas, a large sun-lounge and a further spacious sitting room. The recently re-landscaped garden is wheelchair accessible and there is a large patio area with shading.  Whilst we often have a waiting list, it is always worthwhile contacting the Home to see if we have any vacancies.


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The Home does not have any dedicated parking however there is a parking lay-by directly in front.  Although this lay-by does not have a dedicated parking space for people with disabilities, it does provide adequate access.


There is a parking lay-by directly in front of the Home.  The Home is on the 52/53 bus route which runs from the Cathedral, via Chichester Bus and Railway Station to The Witterings.  These buses normally run every 15 minutes during the day.

Residential - health and lifestyle

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