Magdalen Park Private Care home secures an Outstanding CQC rating


With so many negative stories hitting the headlines relating to care homes in the UK it is important for consumers to also hear about those who feature in the news for positive reasons.

The owners of Magdalen Park in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkare Homes were delighted to be the first private care home in their area to receive the “Outstanding” rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in their recent 2017 inspection.

What does a CQC rating take into consideration?

There are 5 elements taken into consideration with the CQC ratings and these are as follows:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive
  • Well-led

The home, situated on Magdalen Lane in Hedon, can accommodate up to 70 residents needing nursing, residential or specialist dementia care. There is also a respite bed and day care available.

The ground floor is split into two units of 12 beds with their own sensory gardens with model animals and an allotment, dining rooms and lounge areas. In-between the two units is their ‘street scene’ which includes a shop called Sweets and Treats, a hair and beauty salon and a pub called the Magdalen Arms. The street scene is a great tool for reminiscence activities for the residents with dementia and are available to use by all the residents with family members. The first and second floors are for residents needing residential or nursing care. This area includes a large lounge with a library and computer station, entertainment room, conservatory and dining room. Both the first floor and second floor have outdoor areas, the first with a terrace off the lounge and the second floor having a rooftop garden including an artificial bowls green.

All of the bedrooms are large with full en-suite wet rooms. There are also 2 premier suites specially designed for couples or siblings with their own kitchenettes and living areas, but these can be used individually also. These create a very independent lifestyle and really are a home within a home.

They have a team of fully trained cooks and kitchen staff using the latest restaurant standard equipment providing healthy, tasty menus, with a choice at every meal. These menus are updated with the help of their residents’ requests. All laundry requirements are also done in-house by our housekeeping team.

Information sourced from



SMP Healthcare