Woodside Nursing Home

Words like sanctuary and haven come to mind when describing Woodside, and for good reason. Situated on historic Bathwick Hill, the extensive landscaped grounds open to tranquil woodlands at the rear.

A special feature at Woodside is the winding walkway that enables our residents to reach a viewing platform overlooking Bath.

Once inside, look out of almost any window and you’ll see stunning panoramic views over Bath, framed by lush greenery. There are light, airy lounges and generously sized bedrooms with bright, attractive décor reflecting the natural beauty surrounding Woodside.

Situated very near the city centre, local amenities including shops, bus stops and GP surgeries are easily accessible.

Type of Care

General Nursing

The home operates as three separate suites:  Elm suite (11 bedrooms), Oak suite (17 bedrooms) and Birch suite (20 bedrooms). All suites provide care for people with enduring physical conditions or conditions resulting in physical disability. The primary aim is to assess needs in the context of remaining abilities, habits and lifestyle. Support or assistance is then provided in daily living according to individual choices and preferences while clinical health risks are managed.

We can facilitate long or short term care, respite, convalescence, placement whilst waiting for specialist external assessment for a permanent care package, hospital admission avoidance and packages for people with complex or unstable needs (Continuing Healthcare). Dedicated care is also provided for people who are approaching the end of their life.

Services included in basic fees

  • Accommodation, light, heat and water
  • Individual personal care and support, FNC is retained as nursing charges
  • All meals
  • Laundering of personal clothing and linen
  • Activities and entertainment

Services available at extra cost

  • Dry cleaning if required
  • Hairdressing
  • Chiropody
  • Opticians
  • Dentist
  • Personal clothing
  • Toiletries and other items of luxury or personal nature
  • Outings or day trips
  • Meals provided by the home for a friend or relative
  • Any therapies that are not referred by the NHS
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Phone calls as per individual charges
  • Private healthcare appointments
  • Transport to private outings or appointments.

What people said about us.

" I have nothing but praise and appreciation for the staff. They were always calm, very efficient and it felt as though they were part of the family. They always had a smile, a friendly word and seemed genuinely interested in the family. They were second to none and we cannot praise or thank them enough." FAMILY MEMBER 

“The team at Woodside put the ‘C’ into CARE and COMPASSION”: FAMILY MEMBER

“Always a warming atmosphere when I come to work and everyone is a delight to be around!”: STAFF MEMBER

“It takes very special people to do the jobs that you are doing and I just want to say how grateful I am to you all.”RELATIVE

“Thank you for the superb care at Woodside Nursing Home. The care my mother received was truly exemplary and a tribute to the entire staff team at Woodside”: RELATIVE

“Mum is not really up to much social activity but the entertainments are well organised. Mum is always very clean and toileted whenever she asks or needs to be. Nursing care is excellent – medication given on time and any problems dealt with. Some personal items i.e. blanket, cushions get misplaced but staff are helpful to find them. Overall I am very happy with the quality of care at Woodside, I am happy mum can be there.”: RELATIVE

Residents Survey 2015

"Excellent standards of care and a warm, friendly environment makes Woodside outstanding!"

"Although it has only been 6 weeks at Woodside, Dad and family are more than happy with the care and whole environment is professional yet relaxed and caring." 

What CQC said about us: Excerpts from the December 2014 Inspection Report 

People were kept safe and free from harm. There were appropriate numbers of staff employed to meet people’s needs and provide a flexible service. Staff were aware of people’s choices and provided people with support in a manner which put the person before the task.

Plans were in place detailing how people wished to be supported. People were involved in making decisions about their care or, where they were unable to, then the staff involved the person’s family or representative with any decision making. All care was reviewed regularly with the person or their family.

People were supported to eat and drink well and were supported to access healthcare professionals as they were required. Staff were quick to act on peoples’ changing needs and accessing the required support.