Bethesda Respite Unit

About the Respite Unit

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GENERAL DETAILS
The Home has thirty single rooms, nine of which make up the Respite Care Unit. The Respite Unit is located on the upper floor of the building. There is a lift for those who do not wish to use the stairs.   All the Respite  rooms have en-suite facilities.  All rooms are attractively furnished and have profiling beds.
The Home provides accommodation for individuals who stay in the Nursing Home permanently.  The Respite Care Unit provides similar standards of provision and care for people who are admitted for arranged periods before returning to their places of long term living.
PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION TO THE BETHESDA RESPITE CARE UNIT:

  • Bethesda Nursing Home is included in the Social Work Department's contract procedure
  • Information about Bethesda can be obtained from the Manager or the Nurse in charge.  Also you may telephone or write or you and/or your relatives may visit.  The address and telephone number are on the Contact Us tab at the top of this page. 
  • Admission is arranged through the Social Work Department of the Local Authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES).   
  •  If you feel you require respite care or you have a query regarding respite bookings, you or your relative should make direct contact with the Social Work Department, by telephoning 01851 822708   


  • CARE HOME INFORMATION
    Where is the Nursing Home Located?The Nursing Home is on Springfield Road, Stornoway and is only a few yards from the Health Centre and is easily accessible from the Town Centre.  The map on the bottom of the Homepage will show you how to find us.  
    Transport to and from the Nursing Home? Families utilising the respite care service require to arrange their own transport to and from the Nursing Home.
    Can I visit the Respite Unit?If you are well enough and want to do so you may visit the Respite Unit in advance.  Family members, or carers may also visit in advance, either with you or on your behalf.  Please telephone the Manager to arrange this, the telephone number is on the Contact Us tab at the top of this page.
    Do I have to pay for my care at the Respite Unit? Fees relating to Respite Care are charged through the Social Work Department.  An invoice will be sent to you from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES).
    What happens when I arrive at the Bethesda Respite Unit? You will be welcomed at reception and taken to your room by a member of staff.  You will be introduced to the care staff who will work with you to produce a plan of care.
    What should I bring with me? All medications that have been prescribed in their original packaging or your weekly blister pack if available.
    Toiletries - flannel, soap, shower gel, shampoo, toothbrush, razor, face creams, hairbrush, talc, deodorant etc.
    Any incontinence products - pads, pants, catheter bags, spare catheter etc (sufficient to cover your length of stay).  
    You do not need to bring towels with you as these are supplied in the Home.
    Indoor clothing - comfortable trousers/skirts, tops and shoes. Nightwear, dressing gown, underwear and slippers.
    (PLEASE ENSURE ALL CLOTHING IS CLEARLY MARKED WITH YOUR NAME)
    A small amount of money for any purchases you may wish to make.
    Any books or magazines.
    Whilst every care will be taken to look after your belongings Bethesda's SCIO cannot be responsible for any damage or loss of personal property.  Anything of value should be handed to the Nurse in charge to be kept in the safe.
    ADMISSION TIME IS AFTER 2.00PM AND DISCHARGE HOME IS BY 11.00AM
    How can I call a Nurse?There is a patient call system installed where residents can summon help at all times.
    What do i do about laundry? A laundry service is provided.  If you are coming to the Respite Unit and wish to have your laundry done here it is important that all your clothing is marked clearly with your name.
    What kind of rooms are available? The Respite Unit has nine single rooms available. There is also a small kitchen facility and a large living room for residents to access.  

    *CnES- Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)                                  *SCIO - Scottish Charitable Incporporated Organisation