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The Hospital of God

The Hospital of God has a long and proud history of working with vulnerable people living in the North East of England. Established in 1273 by Bishop Robert de Stichell to help poor and elderly people, throughout the centuries we have taken this founding ethos and developed into a modern organisation meeting a range of 21st century needs. As part of our tradition, the Hospital of God holds Christian values, though we work with people of all faiths and no faith. You do not have to be a Christian to work for us or to access our support. We are committed to promoting dignity and respect for all people, as well and love and compassion for those who feel they may benefit from some extra support. We offer a range of services depending on the level of care you are interested in: Day Centres Some people find that the type of support which suits them best, is a service based in a particular building where activities are provided on site. These services are usually called day centres, and may be a good option for you if you struggle getting out on your own, and want to meet other people who are in a similar situation. If you have a diagnosis of dementia or memory problems, our day centres can provide friendship, mutual support and stimulation, as well as respite for carers. The Hospital of God runs four day centres in Hartlepool, Horden, Seaham and Wheatley Hill, which have been specially designed to meet the needs of people with a diagnosis of dementia or memory problems. The Bridge Anyone concerned about memory loss or who may have received a diagnosis of dementia may naturally feel worried and anxious. If you or your family member have any concerns then help and advice is available at The Bridge. This is a free service and can be found at: Gemini Centre, Villiers Street, Hartlepool TS24 7SA Tel: 01429 868587 Email The Bridge opening hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Stichell House Set in the landscaped grounds of the beautiful Greatham estate, Stichell House is a modern residential home in an enviable location. We offer 35 ensuite bedrooms, in a purpose built, modern facility with outstanding levels of care. Stichell House provides a warm, welcoming environment that has been specially decorated to provide a homely atmosphere. We have three tea bars throughout the building where residents and their guests are welcome to make drinks and snacks. There are also communal lounges and a dining room where guests can come together and socialise if they wish. Contact: Linda Unthank (Registered Manager), Stichell House, The Hospital of God, Greatham, Hartlepool, TS25 2HS. Tel: 01429 872083 Email Gretton Court Based in the seaside town of Hartlepool, Gretton Court is a highly recommended and well regarded nursing home that has undergone extensive refurbishment over the past few years. We offer modern facilities in a homely environment, as well as an outstanding level of nursing care for people living with dementia. One of the highlights of Gretton Court is our beautifully planted and enclosed garden. This allows our residents to go outside as they please, whilst families have the knowledge that their loved one is in a safe environment. The garden provides a peaceful retreat for our residents where they can engage with the home’s rabbit and local wildlife. Andrea Atkinson (Home Manager), Gretton Court, 1 Heather Grove, Hartlepool, TS24 8QZ. Tel: 01429 862255 Email Carer Support As we age, we sometimes require extra care and support and so may our loved ones and carers. At the Hospital of God, we have dedicated carer support workers who can provide advice and support to carers of people living with dementia or memory problems. If you feel like you would benefit from speaking to a carer support worker, face to face appointments can be made at your convenience and at a venue that suits you. If you would prefer a telephone call, just contact your nearest day centre who will be able to arrange a convenient time for someone to speak to you. Our carer support workers also run Memory Lane Cafes in Hartlepool, Horden, Seaham and Wheatley Hill, and other locations.

Client Groups Served

  • Older Person
  • Parent / Carer


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