A NUMBER of Herefordshire care homes have been named as some of the best in the West Midlands.

Care home reviews guide, carehome.co.uk looked at reviews written by residents, families and friends. The following care homes in Herefordshire were all praised and will now receive an award from the guide. 

Gwen Walford Nursing Home

Located in a highly sought-after area on the outskirts of Hereford, Gwen Walford has a reputation for offering exceptional standards of nursing care at a time when it matters most. Highly experienced and qualified staff are available 24-hours a day and are passionate about providing the support, care and compassion you need.


Kington Court Nursing Home

Kington Court Nursing Home has very recently been welcomed into the Rotherwood Healthcare family and joins in the group’s mission to create and maintain a new standard in healthcare. With beautiful surrounding countryside, private en-suite shower rooms and devoted, compassionate staff members on hand 24 hours per day, Kington Court offers person-centred care to meet the needs of older people.

West Eaton Nursing and Residential Home

Less than a mile from the quaint market town of Leominster, this care home is set in 6 acres of attractive landscaped gardens, overlooking the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. The modern purpose built house provides accommodation for 33 residents in both single and double rooms over 2 floors, with plenty of communal space. 

Deer Park Care Home

Deer Park Care Home in Ledbury is the latest addition to the award-winning Porthaven Care Homes Group, and provides 24-hour residential, nursing and dementia care on a long or short term basis. Opened in February 2022, the home provides exceptional facilities for the residents they care for, alongside skilled and compassionate care.

Newstead House Nursing and Residential Home

Newstead House is a home split into three households with both residential and nursing care. Staff focus on providing a warm welcoming environment, along with a high degree of professionalism as evidenced by their Gold Standard Award in palliative care, and one of their nurses being awarded in 2019 the palliative nurse of the year in the Great British Care Awards.

Hazelhurst Nursing Home

Hazelhurst Nursing Home, located in Ross-on-Wye, was rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in February 2020. The 18th Century period house is set in beautiful accessible grounds in the Herefordshire countryside with stunning views surrounding the home.


A spokesperson for Newstead House Nursing and Residential Home said: "Our mission statement is ‘to provide warm and friendly care within a homely environment, delivered by well trained and motivated staff, to enable residents to live their best lives’.

“We believe that this approach contributes greatly to the experiences of our residents and their families and friends and is reflected in the feedback we receive. The whole team at Newstead House are very proud to receive this award in recognition of the care we afford our residents.

“This award also provides reassurance to prospective and existing residents that at Newstead House they will receive the best care and be enabled to continue living their best lives.”

There are nearly 17,000 care homes in the UK caring for around half a million people. Over 12,000 support older people aged 65 and over, while the rest care for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

People are now living longer, and with 19 per cent of the total population in the UK aged 65 years or older, equating to 11 million people, demand for care homes is set to grow.

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of carehome.co.uk, added: “We now have over 260,000 reviews of care homes on carehome.co.uk so we are able to give people a real insight into what a care home and its care staff are like.