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Lewisham Retirement Hostel & Nursing Home

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Hilma8707 Sep 27, 2018

My mother was in respite care with catholic care - lewisham. Being an old hospital, it was prison like. Bathrooms and toilets were cold and secluded. Most staff had English as a second language and it was difficult to communicate with them. Staff did not have the necessary skills to fit a leg brace, required after a knee reconstruction. Most times staff could be found in front of the TV. Limited access to telephonic communication and, only if nurses weren’t too busy to answer the phone. The food was awful and selection limited. My main concern was, that as a ex hospital with several floors, the only exit points were the lift or fire stairs. I asked one of the nurses how are residents evacuated in a fire and they could not answer me. This establishment is a death trap. It appeared most of the residents (on the floor my mother was on) were palliative care, non ambulant in the very least. Their beds were wheeled into the “activity rooms” and that’s where they stayed. All they were interested in was how and when fees would be paid.

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Ree1957 May 17, 2015

Although the facility was well staffed. The food was absolutely disgusting. Prepared off site and then reheated, on some days it was inedible. The building itself was in a sad state. Looked and felt more like a prison. The furniture was very old and dated and the dust in the drawers incredible. Obviously an old hospital - it reminded me of "horror movies" - the ones that are asylums. It was awful. Definitely can not recommend if you can afford more than the very basic accommodation.

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Bronwyn May 14, 2015

The staff is what makes Lewisham so great. They are warm and supportive and make my mum feel at home and cared for. They are warm, friendly and very professional. They organise lots of activities and keep the residents busy and having fun. I cannot praise them enough and my family feels we have won the lottery as our mum is so well looked after and enjoying her days now that dad has passed.

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