Covent House
Located in Birtley, Covent House has been designed and purpose-built to create a care home providing Dementia Nursing Care, Dementia Residential and General Nursing Care.
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Ruth has had a long career in care and support across many levels across our society. She began her career in 1991 with the NHS, and it was here that she developed a passion for caring for older people. Ruth then moved over to the local authority, where she worked in a number of services, including residential care, day services for disabled adults, adults with learning difficulties, and then on to domiciliary care. She enjoyed all of these roles and found each experience rewarding, challenging, and beneficial to her career. In 2017, after 20 years of service with the local authority, Ruth moved to the private sector to continue her career with older people. She became a registered manager of a nursing home and has remained in this role ever since.

Ruth Phillips Manager

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Covent House Care Home, Birtley, Gateshead
Durham Road
Tyne and Wear

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    What We Offer

      • Dementia Nursing
      • Dementia Residential
      • General Nursing
      • Spacious en-suite bedrooms
      • LCD TVs
      • Unlimited wi-fi internet access
      • Specialist beds
      • Specialist baths
      • In-house physiotherapy
      • Hydrotherapy pool
      • Cinema
      • Cafe
      • Hairdressing salon
      • Roof garden
      • Landscaped gardens with seating areas
      • Roof garden with walking paths and raised planted beds

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    "My mother enjoys her meals and has nothing but praise for her overall care"
    Joan W
    "There was an endless supply of love and empathy"
    Jessica Wood
    "Management listen to and act upon any concerns or suggestions"
    Joan H
    "I can't thank Prestwick Care, the staff and their facilities enough. It made one of the hardest experiences in our lives just that little bit more bearable"
    Jessica Wood
    "Home continues to look at ways it can improve the services it offers to enhance the lives of the people living there"
    Joan H
    "My wife needs 24 hour nursing care and is treated very well"
    Robert W
    "The staff quickly became a part of our family in the toughest months, they became our confidants, our friends, our shoulders to cry on and our support network"
    Jessica Wood
    "Management team have a positive impact upon the home and environment"
    Joan H
    "Nothing was too much for the staff at Prestwick Care"
    Jessica Wood

    About Covent House Care Home, Birtley, Gateshead

    Built over five floors, Covent House provides 63 single en-suite bedrooms for residents, specialist in-house physiotherapy facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, and a range of leisure facilities and lounges for residents to enjoy and socialise with other residents, family and friends.

    Additional facilities include a cinema, cafe, physiotherapy treatment room, laundry, a lift to all floors, lounges and dining rooms on all floors, and a quiet lounge located on each floor.

    Externally, Covent House benefits from landscaped secluded gardens, with terraced areas, with seating and planted areas. There is also a roof garden – thought to be the first of its kind in the North East – with walking paths and planted raised beds. Covent House provides modern, tastefully decorated and furnished, welcoming and homely spaces for living, rehabilitation and relaxation.

    Each of the bedrooms feature specialist furniture and mobility aids where required to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of our residents. LCD televisions and unlimited internet access are standard, with residents encouraged to personalise their bedrooms and make Covent House their home.

    Residents can relax in the privacy of their bedroom or in any of Covent House’s communal lounges which offer a range of formal and informal spaces to gather, chat with other residents or family and friends and participate in activities and celebrations. The importance of independence is at the heart of Prestwick Care ethos and residents are encouraged to participate, where possible, in the many and varied activities which take place at Covent House. Activities include gentle exercise, physiotherapy, bingo, cards, cinema nights, carpet bowls, art classes and music, as well as celebrations for our residents and their families.

    Each element of care provided at Covent House is bespoke, with residents’ specific dietary and nutritional, physiotherapy, social and healthcare requirements and preferences recorded and incorporated into person-centred care plans. We work closely with everyone involved in the care and welfare of our residents, from family and friends to GPs, carers, external professionals and nutritionists.