St Martha's Nursing

Take a closer look at St Martha’s Nursing Unit

St Martha’s Nursing provides superb, personalised nursing care to all our residents, who often require high levels of support for complex needs. You can gain your own level of independence and you’ll revel in our gorgeous setting in 40 acres of New Forest woodland.

Welcome to our lovely grounds, with sweeping lawns and a forest trail. Inside you’ll find bright, spacious rooms, joyful décor and an array of activities that make this a special place. Set on the outskirts of Ringwood in Hampshire, St Martha’s is exceptional.

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Life at St Martha’s Nursing Unit

Life at St Martha’s Nursing Unit

What will you do at St Martha’s? Enjoy the summer sunshine at a picnic table, feed the guinea pigs or lounge on a comfy sofa with plump cushions and stylish throws? Maybe you’ll be trying Tai Chi, petting a robotic cat or enjoying your favourite pastime at the St Martha’s Harbour café. You’re bound to be tucking into delicious meals … everyone does! 

Your care at St Martha’s Nursing Unit

Your Care at St Martha’s Nursing Unit

Care at St Martha’s is safe, homely and individual to you, focused on finding ways to solve your problems. You may be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 or with a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard. Your medical team will adapt to your specific needs.

Where to find St Martha’s Nursing Unit

Your Team

A friendly team is ready to welcome you to St Martha’s, led by both general (RGN) and mental health (RMN) nurses, delivering care in conjunction with GPs from the Swan Medical Group.

As one staff member says:

Everyone is incredibly caring and professional. It is brilliant to see the bonds built between staff and our patients and residents, and it is such a welcoming community to join.

Your Team

Our Wards at St Martha’s Nursing Unit

Tulip Unit

Tulip is our 18-bed mixed-sex nursing unit

Daisy Ward

In-patient High Support for women with dementia

Iris Unit

In-patient dual use ward

St Martha’s Nursing Unit Care Quality

The nurturing care you will see every day at St Martha’s Nursing is based on our overriding mission of improving your quality of life. You may have enduring mental health problems, perhaps with a cognitive impairment such as an early stage of dementia. Our experts are at the forefront of dynamic thinking in mental health care.

Staff treated patients with compassion and kindness, respected their privacy and dignity, and understood the individual needs of patients. They actively involved families and carers in care decisions and patients where possible.

Care Quality Commission report

Stay up to date for our latest news

There’s a lot going on at the St Magnus Community. Whether you’re a patient, a resident, a carer or a friend, one of our Haslemere or Ringwood neighbours or a prospective member of our brilliant team, find out about our seasonal celebrations, special events and creative activities. You can also dip into our regular newsletters and read Q&As with our staff.

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Exceptional staff training, retention and leadership at St Martha’s

At every level and in every role, St Martha’s staff are highly regarded throughout the region because they are so well trained and disciplined. And we have fantastic retention. “From the ward to the Board” there is outstanding communication with detailed supervision so staff know what is expected and have the opportunity for professional and personal growth.

Laura Davey

Teaching Assistant

St Magnus and St Martha’s

What were you doing before you came to the St Magnus Community?
I worked in retail for 25 years, the last 15 in management. I delivered training for Boots Opticians and was also a charity coordinator, where a highlight was the launch of a children’s book called Zookeeper Zoe. It contained vision checks throughout and I was lucky enough to attend a gala evening with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (author and illustrator of The Gruffalo), who drew and signed a picture for my granddaughter!

What do you enjoy about your work here?
I’ve worked for the St Magnus Community for two years and I am hugely proud of the achievements and advancements I have made. I have achieved my NAPPI training (to positively support people in distress), my Level 2 Diploma and I am working towards my Level 3. I’ve also completed Train the Trainer courses for security, NAPPI and first aid. I found the psychological modules of NAPPI training very powerful, particularly how the Positive Behaviour Scale can be used to prevent distress.

What makes the St Magnus Community different?
The sense of achievement we get from patient-oriented care. Also, I have a sense of autonomy although I am working within guidelines. Many other things make the St Magnus Community different to other places I’ve worked, including the level of education available to all staff and seeing higher management actively involved on the wards.