This Eastbourne Nursing home was first opened in 1968 and has nearly 50 years' experience in providing quality nursing care for the residents of Eastbourne. The home has a strong history of providing first class nursing care such that we often find a resident chooses Avalon because a relative often a mum or aunt had be cared for their previously. Most of the nursing homes referrals are from people who had loved ones cared for at Avalon in their past and thus they know it's a safe pair of hands.
Avalon has continued to strive to protect the residents and the staff during this pandemic crisis. We are pleased to say that we currently do not have any suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19 and we remain infection free. We would like to continue to keep it this way so we have therefore taken precautions with regards to indoor visiting. A Lateral Flow Test will be conducted PRIOR to any visit within the home, this will include visitors for the residents as well as any viewings. Visitors will be required to wear PPE during their visit to the home. Current guidelines state that the resident can have 5 named visitors but this will only be allowed at 2 visitors per visit. Thank you all for your patience, kindness and support during this time. Feel free to contact us at any time.
Avalon Nursing home is one of the oldest in the country and was first opened in 1968. It is located in the Hampden Park area of Eastbourne, close to Hampden Park and St Marys Church and a short walk from Hampden Park shopping centre and train station.
It has two wings, one for 22 residents who have pure nursing needs and a New Wing for 16 patients who have EMI Nursing requirements.
The Nursing home in Eastbourne is based in a large, detached, converted building with private front and rear gardens situated in Hampden Park on the outskirts of Eastbourne. Situated near an attractive park it is within walking distance of the village, with easy access to shops, public transport, GP's and dental surgeries.
On the ground floor of the nursing wing there are 10 single and 2 double rooms, an entrance hall, a large lounge/dining room area with sufficient space for group activities, a conservatory area, clinical area, 2 sluice rooms, 2 assisted bathrooms, 3 further WC's, kitchen and store room, staff room with toilet and changing facilities and the matron's office.
On the first floor of the nursing wing there are 4 single bedrooms and 1 double bedroom, 1 assisted bathroom, a WC suitable for use by disabled people and a sluice.
Recently this Eastbourne Nursing Home opened a Dementia wing based in a detached house with 2 floors which is linked directly to the nursing wing.
On the ground floor of the Dementia Nursing wing there is a large lounge/dining & conservatory area providing sufficient space for all Dementia residents, 1 assisted bathroom, 6 bedrooms – all having en-suites and 5 of which are provided with a wet room facility.
On the first floor there are 10 bedrooms all of which have en-suites and 7 of which are provided with a wet room facility. In addition there is a communal wet room and toilet, sluice & wheelchair access via a ramp.
Very happy with Betty"s care at Avalon, happy with her weight gain .I fell staff could not do more for Betty.
Betty Fendall husband
I like being at Avalon, they take care of me I have got everything that I need here.
Always happy here!
I like Avalon , I feel very happy, very comfortable and safe here.
I am happy with how Bernard is being cared for, Bernard is content and happy at Avalon .I have no concerns regarding Bernards welfare.
Bernard Harris partner
This care home really does understand the true meaning of care giving, the staff are great, nothing is too much trouble, they also recognise that Avalon is the residents home. All praise to them. Thank you.
This is the best place next to home, if you can't be at home be at Avalon. The warmth and kindness of the staff is second to none
The home is lovely and smells nice and clean, and there is a number of activities always on, and Sam the activities co-ordinator keeps us all entertained.
I have been at Avalon a long time and Avalon is my home, and I have one of the best rooms. On Sundays I am escorted to church when I am able to go. The staff are good and the care is excellent.
The staff are friendly and I love the food, especially the Sherry after Sunday roast! This is the best care home I have seen.
a former resident
Protection of our vulnerable residents is the most important thing for our home and thus we have installed the best life safety sprinkler system - where this may not be ascetically pleasing it is the equivalent to having a fireman in each of our bedrooms 24 hours per day. Fire alarms will only warn us about fires however the sprinkler system we have installed extinguishes the fire itself making the home safe for fires.