College Fields The nursing home where caring comes first  -

 at -  Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

College Fields Close, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 8LE  Tel 01446 74 77 78 Middlepatch Ltd, registered no 2148444  registered office The Counting House, Celtic Gateway, Cardiff CF11 0SN
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 It is plain to see that the care and consideration that you have for your residents is paramount in all that you do and definitely a testament to this is the dedicated service from your staff and colleagues.

Claire Curtis, Mayor Barry Town Council

‘Compassionate care needs a fantastic staff team. Such love and warmth at College Fields Nursing Home today. An honour to be there.’

Sarah Rochira, Older peoples’ Commissioner for Wales January 2014

Overheard …

A resident  told the Commissioner, ‘My family lives away and I thought about moving there but then I thought I want to stay with my family at College Fields. What’s more I like my food and the food is good here.’


Excellent food hygiene rating

Yet again the kitchen has been awarded maximum 5 star rating for hygiene by Food Standards Agency in January 2014.

Top floor staff theme areas for the benefit of residents.

Staff on top floor have recognised that more residents are having dementia issues alongside their medical needs so they have used their initiative to create themed areas.

This photo shows part of the ‘carriage’ area with the overhead case rack and bench seat.

Another area is set out as a traditional old fashioned lounge.

More on this by clicking this link

Top floor themes

Mark Drakeford, Minister of health visits College Fields together with Jane Hutt, the Minister of Finance and Government Business with top civil servants.

Mark Drakeford commented after meeting residents and relations how positive everyone was about the quality of care and quality of life in their home.

National award from Age Cymru for College Fields

College Fields were runners up in the national Age Cymru Awards for quality of life. In the true spirit of the home not only did everyone come in dressed in their finery but came first to see their residents and share their evening with them.

National Award for College Fields Age Cymru

Exotic animals back by popular demand… the look on the face would be the same for a new born baby, not an eight foot long snake!

With so many rescued animals available for those wanting to give them a cuddle all desires were fulfilled. Some were happy, like the writer to keep their distance!

Exotic animals

MacMillan’s biggest tea party at College Fields.

Why do cakes taste better when they are eaten together? Well they do say the residents, their families and friends at College Fields. So many different cakes to choose from, to suit every palette. Great conversation together with a glass of wine and a cup of tea on a sunny afternoon. So many thanks to all who came and supported the event and those who contributed the cakes. Yum.

To make it more special over £230 was raised for Cancer research

MacMillan biggest tea party

Sian’s walk or water

A clash of event meant that not all who wanted to fund raise for charity could do so together.  Most went on the Alzheimer's walk, see elsewhere, while Stephanie and Karen took part in ‘Sian’s walk or water’. Sian is a young lady who has gone through breast cancer and is so grateful to Velindre Cancer centre that she fund raises for them. This walk was for two of their current appeals and the staff walked 10km

These staff members were framed for raising money to rid the world of dementia

The memory walk of 10 kilometres was undertaken by these fit members of the College Fields team. By completing the walk they raised money to support the research into Alzheimers. A few blisters were grown to prove it was not done without personal pain! Hopefully there will be gain as well as pain. Well done everyone of you!

Alzheimers walk Alzheimers walk