All Hallows Hospital
Situated in Ditchingham on the South Norfolk border. With four acres of traditional country garden set in the beautiful Waveney Valley, the Hospital is an ideal location for giving the peace and professional care so important in illness. It has free parking facilities and is within walking distance of main bus route.
At All Hallows you will find a friendly, caring and safe environment. The nursing and medical staff are on hand to do everything they can to make a stay as comfortable as possible.
All Hallows is a focal point for Healthcare in our locality, and the hospital has 30 in-patient beds.
- Intermediate Care (post-acute, e.g. post-operative rehabilitation, orthopaedic patients and stroke patients)
- Palliative / End of Life
- Respite Care / Convalescence Care
- Residential Care (long term care to individuals with a physical or sensory disability)
There is a Physiotherapy Department within the hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services.
Some beds are commissioned with NHS Norfolk and some NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney. If a patient would like to be referred to All Hallows it always helps to express their choice to their doctor, consultant or nurse. Private beds are also available for patients wishing to self fund. For further information about private beds please contact Matron.
- Homecare and Homecall services including Meals on Wheels and Befriending
- Adult Daycare
The nursing team, led by Matron, is trained to exceptionally high standards to ensure that all patients are cared for in a warm, friendly and professional manner. All Hallows aims to achieve high standards of care; together with the love and devotion of the staff, it earns respect and high regard from those involved with healthcare. The professional and experienced team is also on hand to offer support and advice to patients and their families throughout a stay in hospital.
A GP from the Bungay Medical Practice makes regular visits to the Hospital and visits the patients as required. We have a team of registered nurses and care staff, specialist nurses, occupational therapists, a dietician and physiotherapists together with administration, housekeeping and maintenance staff.
There are 26 single rooms with en-suite facilities or their own bathroom, and 2 double rooms with en-suite facilities. The rooms are tastefully furnished, most have peaceful views across the garden, and have a TV, telephone and internet connection. There are 2 large bright day rooms a sensory room and a multi-denominational chapel with a weekly service. The garden contains a summer house and sensory garden which the patients and their families can enjoy.
All Hallows Hospital is committed to providing a consistently high standard of care. We believe that this can best be achieved by integrating quality mechanisms into all aspects of the organisation at all times by all staff. We invest in our staff and develop their full potential through a commitment to training and education. We wholeheartedly support the Government’s Dignity in Care campaign along with The Gold Standard Framework developing a systematic and high quality approach to end of life care.
In 2010 All Hallows Healthcare Trust, including the Hospital, achieved the highly acclaimed accolade for Healthcare Assessment and Quality Unit Standards. All Hallows believes that the Quality Assurance Programme should be ongoing, continuous and with measurable outcomes that can be acted upon. Over the years the hospital has achieved many awards, including the Investors in People accolade and two awards under the Great East of England Care Awards.
The Catering Department endeavours to supply patients with freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced food cooked on the premises. There is a choice of hot and cold food and three courses are offered both at lunch and supper time. Special dietary needs can be met. We also pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the Hospital; this was identified during the Hospital Accreditation Survey and achieved a Commendation.
We have an open visiting policy, welcoming visitors and pets throughout the day. However, if more than two people wish to visit at one time please check with the nursing staff.