New name for Donnington – ‘Bluebell House’November 6, 2018
Westcountry based Stonehaven Care Group have announced the name change of Donnington House, on Atlantic Way in Westward Ho! to the new name: ’Bluebell House.’ Bluebell House stands immediately next door to Primrose House, which is Stonehaven’s latest new build care home with state of the art care facilities. Explaining the change, Stephen Stone, Managing Director of Stonehaven said: ”In 2005, just before Stonehaven Care Group acquired Donnington House care home in Westward Ho!, it was a 25-bed home that was giving good, compassionate care we created 10 new en-suite bedrooms, renovated all other areas and converted the lower-ground-floor layout to provide an all-important ‘circular walk route’; a facility that is such a real aid to those living in any dedicated dementia care setting. ”Having very recently further enlarged our Westward Ho! care service with an adjacent new state-of-the-art 30-bed building (named Primrose House), we feel it’s high time for us to give Donnington House a new name that reflects the status that home has achieved… what better than to pair with Primrose House via the new name Bluebell House. So, ‘Bluebell & Primrose’ it now is.”
The group felt that the new name would bring the home into alignment with Primrose House, following the theme of wild flowers. Ildiko Varadi of Bluebell House and Stephanie Johnson Manager of Primrose House, are delighted with the new name. Ms Varadi said: ”It is lovely to follow a similar theme of wild flowers. The blue bell flower is known for its’ humility. It is also associated with everlasting love and constancy, which is very fitting with the care we provide our residents. We all look forward to Spring and when out walking in the lanes or countryside look forward to seeing the carpets of bluebell flowers in woodlands as they are one of the most glorious sights of the British spring landscape and a popular flower with our residents.” Both homes are always pleased to show prospective residents and their families around, which is done in a way that does not disturb their current residents.