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

Situated in the pleasant suburbs of Waterlooville, South Africa lodge is home to 99 residents across 6 specialised units; each designed to support varying complex care and neurological needs as well as provide a comfortable, safe home.

43 Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville PO7 7LA
02392 255 556

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Facilities and activities

South Africa Lodge is divided into six mixed and gender-specific units, each with its own care team.

En-suite bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas and outdoor spaces have been designed in alignment with neurological research.

Our dedicated activities team are specially trained to provide meaningful activities that stimulate and enhance quality of life. From arts and crafts, cake decorating and gardening, to shopping and restaurant trips, we support every resident with a tailored hobbies based on their abilities.

Management Team

Our nursing staff are on duty 24 hours a day, ensuring continuity of care. We maintain a high staffing ratio to ensure complex needs can be readily met and our staff are fully always supported. Relationship building between staff and residents as well as their family and friends is a key element in ensuring everyone feels at home.

Michelle Murchan

Director of Operations

Michelle is a registered nurse with extensive experience in management positions for nearly 20 years. She has held various Home Manager roles and more senior roles such as Operations Manager, Regional Manager and Commissioning Manager within both nursing homes and hospitals.

Aimee Sparks

Clinical Manager

Aimee started working in care at the age of 17 and began her nurse training in 2010. Once qualified she started at St Richards Hospital in Chichester before taking on a deputy sister post. Aimee then left the NHS to work in a non-dementia care setting as a clinical lead. Her passion for dementia care and mental health nursing lead her to Cornerstone where she took on the post of Clinical Manager in 2020.

Amanda Bulley

Clinical Manager

After qualifying as a nurse, Amanda joined the Queen Alexandra Royal Naval Nursing Service and was drafted to Gosport RNH Haslar. Amanda then became the registered manager for a care home in Southsea which she ran for 25 years. This position took Amanda away from front line nursing and clinical input so she decided to take on the role as a Clinical manager at South Africa Lodge in 2020.

Alena Clemo

Clinical Manager

Alena has been a qualified nurse for 20 years, starting her career working in acute medicine and then moving into respiratory high care. She has also worked in the specialist areas of gastroenterology, cardiology and lung cancer where she was clinical nurse specialist. Alena joined Cornerstone in 2021 as complex care is of particular interest to her.

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Safe, high quality care

South Africa Lodge is rated ‘Good’ by 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.

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.

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