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Stepdown &

Convalescent Care

Stepdown & Convalescent Care

A high-quality convalescent setting to complete your recovery

For those who are about to be discharged from hospital – after recovering from surgery, a fall or illness – but are not yet confident enough to return home, Gwen Walford House provides purpose-built residential accommodation with 24 hour nursing care; the ideal step-down setting to heal and quickly regain your strength, mobility and independence.

Our team plan individual care for each resident, developed in conjunction with the hospital discharge department and including:

  • A thorough assessment of each individual’s needs and their abilities
  • An agreed, personalised care plan
  • Support for your return home so you can manage as safely as possible after you leave our care.

The comprehensive nursing care at Gwen Walford House is of the highest standard, with all our care supervised by Registered General Nurses.

Since frail elderly patients are especially at risk of complications, relapses or accidents after a stay in hospital, our staff are also supported by GPs, therapists, dieticians, social workers and discharge co-ordinators.

We can also provide a range of rehabilitation and therapy services on-site.

At Gwen Walford House, we really do aim to get to know our residents and their families as we believe our exceptional care can help improve your condition, so you can return home or to your daily routine sooner and better prepared.


What our Clients say:

“We appreciate all your care and the way you treat our father with such dignity and kindness. Please thank all of your staff.”

Mrs H

What our Clients say:

"We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to take care of Mum. She always looked lovely and seemed content in her world. We couldn't have asked for more. Please pass on our thanks to the team.”


What our Clients say:

“I wish to thank you for the superb level of care you provided to K---- during her time at Lynhales (some 11 years). As a former nurse, I’m sure she would have appreciated it."

Mrs M

What our Clients say:

Dear Sister Dora and all the staff. Please would you accept our thanks for all the care and attention you so warmly gave to my Mother in the last few months of her life whilst in your lovely Home and this is more.

Mr & Mrs T

What our Clients say:

“Just a short note to thank you all for taking care of T---- with such kindness and compassion during his final weeks, and also for the welcome we always received when visiting.”

Mrs R & family

What our Clients say:

"I would like to thank you all for your kindness and cheerfulness, and for looking after both my Mother and her visitors so well. It was really like a home from home."

Mrs S

What our Clients say:

"Thank you ALL at Gwen Walford for taking such good care of Dad. It was a great comfort knowing he was in such a beautiful place with such kind, caring people. We couldn't have wished for better."

Family of L

What our Clients say:

“We can’t find enough words to thank you all for everything that you did for Dad. To say it is greatly appreciated is a massive understatement and we hope that you know that we appreciated every gesture.”

Mr & Mrs M

What our Clients say:

"To all the nurses and care staff that looked after Mum during her stay at Gwen Walford - Thank you for all the care and kindness you gave her, and us."

Family of A

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