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South Africa Lodge2021-02-22T17:30:19+00:00

Cornerstone South Africa Lodge Specialist nursing home in Waterlooville, near Portsmouth, Hampshire

Located in the centre of Waterlooville, our focus is solely on caring for people with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological, physical and mental health needs.

Michelle Murchan

General Manager

02392 255 556

Clinical Managers:
Aimee Sparks
Amanda Bulley

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Specialist facilities and activities

Cornerstone South Africa Lodge resident's bedroom

South Africa Lodge is divided into six separate lodges, each with its own care team dedicated to meeting the needs of a specific group of residents. As well as mixed lodges, South Africa Lodge has both male-only and female-only lodges. En-suite bedrooms coupled with spacious living and dining areas have been designed with neurological research in mind.

Our gardens are specially designed to meet the needs of our residents, with raised beds, colourful furniture and a lovely ‘lunch club’ building for residents to dine al fresco on warmer days.

Situated in the pleasant suburbs of Waterlooville, with good links via the A3, South Africa Lodge offers ready access to the local community as well as close amenities such as shops and cafes.

Our dedicated activities team are specially trained to provide activities that stimulate and increase the quality of life for our residents. Activities are tailored to each resident taking into account hobbies and interests and include arts and crafts, cake decorating and board games along with performances from local artists and visits from children from our local schools. We always encourage loved ones to join in the fun!

More able residents can enjoy shopping and restaurant trips as well as visits to the local swimming pool in the summer.

Cornerstone residents icing fairy cakes

Why choose Cornerstone Healthcare?

Cornerstone Carer offering a drink to resident

At Cornerstone Healthcare we care for people with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological, physical and mental health needs. We are one of the few specialist providers of this type of care and we are the only provider with this as our sole focus in the South East of England.

"At Cornerstone, we see things differently; we do things differently"

Our residents primarily have a neurological degenerative condition such as Huntington's Disease, MND, Parkinson's or a form of Dementia with an underlying mental health condition which makes them inappropriate candidates for dementia care homes or residential care homes for the elderly.

  • Our placements rarely breakdown - when a resident is admitted they will be with us for the rest of their lives, avoiding distressing and unnecessary relocation to another home
  • Specialist training for all staff; from nurses, to kitchen staff, carers and cleaners, enabling them to care for people with complex challenging behaviours
  • Psychological support for staff to avoid stress and burn out meaning everyone is able to focus on caring for our residents
  • Resident assessments allow care plans and risk assessments to be in place prior to admission and ensures we have appropriate nursing care, staffing levels and equipment
  • Optimising residents' quality of life is the primary goal of every single member of the Cornerstone Healthcare team
  • We are supported by dedicated and skilled nursing, occupational therapy, care, activity, housekeeping and maintenance staff
  • Our staff are loyal and love their jobs, some staff have been providing specialist care at Cornerstone Healthcare for over 25 years

Safe, high-quality care

We’re delighted that South Africa Lodge has been awarded a Good rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC are the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

A “Good” rating means we are meeting all expectations set by the CQC and our service is performing well. We are constantly striving to improve our service to residents and welcome feedback to help us provide the best possible care. Read some quotes from our most recent CQC inspection.

Whilst the CQC is not routinely inspecting services during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to receive a positive summary record for South Africa Lodge.

The quality of our service is also backed up by independent reviews on, the leading UK Care Home review website.

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The team

The team at South Africa Lodge has nursing staff on 24 hour duty, offering continuity of care to all residents. Our high staffing ratio means that even the most complex of needs can be readily met.  We prioritise building relationships between staff and residents as well as their family and friends, so everybody is made to feel at home.

We have dedicated occupational therapy and activity coordinators within the team so that our residents benefit from interesting and meaningful activities tailored to their abilities. Life and fun shouldn’t be put on hold because nursing care is required!

Cornerstone South Africa Lodge Specialist Nursing Home Team

At South Africa Lodge the whole team works together to provide great service and really positive experiences for all our residents. Everyone, from the general manager, clinical manager and departmental managers through to ancillary staff are crucial to the day to day running of the home.

“The team always put the need of residents first, and the philosophy of care is very obvious and well adhered to. It is a pleasure to have a home such as South Africa Lodge available for our inpatients, when higher needs care and placement is required.”
Section 117 Review Nurse

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Contact and referrals

Health professionals and commissioners: 0333 444 0934 Email our referral team: or request a call back.

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We are currently recruiting for our services in Waterlooville.

If you think you have what it takes, then view our current vacancies or apply now…

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For all other enquiries, please call 02392 255 556 or send us an message.

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Cornerstone South Africa Lodge Specialist Nursing Home

South Africa Lodge

43 Stakes Hill Road Waterlooville PO7 7LA


Michelle Murchan

General Manager,
South Africa Lodge

02392 255 556

Clinical Managers:
Aimee Sparks
Amanda Bulley

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