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Bluebell Nursing Home

45-53 St Ronan's Road, Southsea, PO4 0PP


  • Good

    Regulator's rating

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  • £1,200

    + per week

    Starting weekly rate

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  • Rooms available

    Current availability

  • 50 beds

    Maximum occupancy

  • 1987

    Date opened

From the owner

Welcome to Bluebell Nursing Home!

With us, your loved one will be cared for by some of the best carers in Portsmouth. The team has over 40 years of experience in caring for those with complex health needs such as dementia and sensory impairments.…

Welcome to Bluebell Nursing Home!

With us, your loved one will be cared for by some of the best carers in Portsmouth. The team has over 40 years of experience in caring for those with complex health needs such as dementia and sensory impairments. Bluebell holds an “Outstanding” rating in the Well-Led category, a testimony to its deeply personal approach.

Knowing that your loved one is safe and well-cared for is such a relief, which is why Bluebell also receives residents for short stays (respite care). When you need a well-deserved break from your caring responsibilities, we are here to look after your loved ones like you would.

Whether respite or nursing care, urgent or planned, we are here to accommodate all your requests. Call us today on 02392 823104 to have all your questions answered.

Located just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Canoe Lake, Bluebell Nursing Home accommodates up to 49 residents at once. A well-established and friendly team of 75 staff supports the home.

The team creates care plans that suit each resident’s support needs, skills, aspirations, and safeguarding requirements. Throughout the year we host events, themed nights, and activities to stimulate and engage our residents and our chef prepares foods from across the world for these occasions.

The team specialises in creating personalised engagement and support for residents with Dementia. The home operates a unique Staff Champions Programme, which helps everyone in the team to give and receive advice, share expertise, and stay up to date in the field of specialised care. The team will not only cater to your loved one’s physical needs but also learn all about your loved one and create opportunities for positive reminiscence.

Our facility is charming, convenient, and easily accessible by public transport. The home has a lounge and separate dining areas. The entire facility is adjusted for people with Dementia, with specific furniture and wall decorations. The locality perfectly suits those who enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. Our residents love the warmer seasons when they can sit in the garden, in the crisp sea breeze, and listen to the birds in our outdoor aviary.

In short, Bluebell is your loved one’s new family home on the Southsea beach.

From the manager

“Hi, I am Stacey Parkhill! I have worked in the Care sector since 2004, and have worked for Bluebell since 2007. I started as a care assistant completing my level 3 in Health and Social Care and progressing to senior carer. In 2018 I achieved my level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care, and taking on a role as Training Officer more recently, where I gained more experience. I am delighted at the opportunity of a managerial role, and with my extensive knowledge of Bluebell and our residents I continue to be an asset to our team. My vision for Bluebell is continue to provide a high standard of care for all our residents and to facilitate training opportunities for our compassionate and incredibly committed carers and staff.”

— Stacey Parkhill

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Care provided

  • Residential care

    Accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication.

  • Nursing care

    Medical care from a qualified nurse, and treatment for residents with illness or injuries.

  • Dementia care

    Specialist care designed to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

  • Palliative and end of life care

    Care designed to provide quality support and comfort for people living with life-limiting conditions.

Care specialisms

This home offers specialised care for any of the following:

  • Adults over 65 years
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke


  • 50 beds
  • 40 single bedrooms
  • 5 beds in double / twin rooms
  • 45 en-suite rooms
  • Opened in 1987
  • Near public transport
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Personal furniture allowed
  • TV point in rooms
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Grounds / gardens


From £1,200 per week

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The final price will depend on your individual requirements - contact the care provider for more details.

Funding for care in England

If your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care.

To qualify, you must first arrange a care needs assessment.

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Regulator's inspection rating

Overall Good

Last inspection

24 Oct 2019

Well led
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