Our Team here at Orchid Care Home have been recognised by Colleagues, Residents and Relatives for their hard work, support and commitment that they show to our Residents and the Home. 

Picture awardees include: Dev Thapa (Head Housekeeper), Mary Kirk (Carer -Daffodil), Ruth Daniels (Administrator), Rebecca Conway (Senior Carer – Bluebell), Kate Pearson (Deputy Manager), Donna Bartholomew (Care Manager) and Charlotte Chalk (Administrator) – All standing alongside the Home Manager Koren Evans-Slade.

Colin Weaver (Activities Team) was also awarded a High Flyer, a picture will be here soon.

All these Team Members have all received their wings!, and have also therefore been recognised for their support in making operational changes within the home, that has been recognised by our Residents, Relatives, Visiting Professionals and Regulatory Bodies. 

Well Done everyone!


On Saturday, 16th November 2019, Albert and Jennifer celebrated their 44th Wedding Anniversary together with family and friends.

Albert was very happy seeing his children, and as he watched the Grandchildren enjoying themselves playing and frolicking around.

Jennifer gave her beloved Albert a bottle of his favourite after shave which he cherished the whole afternoon.

Our Kitchen made every effort to cater for the party’s well-being, thank you Alan and the team.

Congratulations from everybody at Birchy Hill!

Did you know….. The 44th year Wedding Anniversary – Facts and Figures.

SO, On the 44th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 16,060 days or 385,440 hours or 23,126,400 minutes which is over 1,387 million seconds!


Charity Party

Mike Sidaway entertained our Residents and guests with his lovely voice on a musical trip through time. 

Our Chef “Sam” took care of everybody’s physical well-being and created a very yummy ‘Pudsey’ cake, which was eaten in no time.

I think it’s right to say that all enjoyed the afternoon.

A big ‘thank you’ for your donations, which will help ‘Children in Need’.


Our Ladies and also some Gentlemen were thrilled by the “Happy Hour Ladies’ Club”.

There were lots of ‘tipples’, cheese, fruit and crackers to nibble and lovely chit-chatting was going on.

I wonder if the wine helped the dancers to twirl around to the music.                                                            

It was a great afternoon, which will be certainly repeated soon.