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37 places for nursing care

About Swallow Wood

Swallow Wood is a highly rated 37-bed nursing home. Each resident has their own bedroom and enjoys the balance of privacy and community that best suits them. Swallow Wood is well-equipped to meet varying requirements of care with different types of beds as well as a range of bath and shower equipment.

Our dedicated staff combines professionalism with a real interest in each individual and their personal stories. Resident’s hobbies and interests are encouraged at the home and supported, where possible.

Rated 9.7/10 ( reviews, July 2019)

100% of residents satisfied with the overall standard of the home (Latest Your Care Rating, 2018)

What makes Swallow Wood special?

  • We have a professional team of qualified nurses and care staff to make sure your care needs are met
  • 24-hour personal care that’s tailored to meet all your mental and physical health needs
  • Regular entertainment provided from live singers to musical bingo
  • Beautiful secure gardens for residents and visitors to enjoy
  • We offer open visiting, children and pets welcome
  • Day trips out for residents, from garden centres and country parks to even the zoo.

"Very kind and caring staff who go beyond the call of duty to ensure my sister is well cared for. Everyone is very friendly to me as well. They all feel like old friends. The atmosphere is fantastic." Independent review on

Where are we?

Swallow Wood is in Mexborough, Doncaster in South Yorkshire. We’re situated on Wath Road and approximately half a mile from Mexborough town centre where there are transport links to Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Doncaster centre is a 10-minute train ride away whilst the famous Meadowhall shopping centre is 15 minutes away by train. We also have three local GP surgeries.

Activities, Trips and Events

Our activity coordinators work hard to keep a full events calendar for our residents.

Activities include outside entertainment coming into the home, singing, quizzes, bingo, animal visits, individual one on one time, church services plus personal support from our Chaplains.

We try and arrange as many outings for the residents as possible. This could be a few hours at the local garden centre, to a stroll around a country park or even the zoo. Whatever our resident’s personal requests are we try our best to make happen.

We have many themed events throughout the year to celebrate the seasons. These vary from 'Living Eggs' at Easter, which involves watching baby chicks hatch, a Summer Fete in our beautiful gardens with donkey rides for the little ones and a travelling pantomime at Christmas.

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Support

Swallow Wood is supported by two dedicated chaplains, Gail Hall and Neil Elsom. Both offer pastoral support to all, whatever their beliefs. Gail and Neil are in the home on a Monday and Thursday, providing a church service every Monday.

Our chaplains are for people of all faiths or none at all. So no matter what your personal beliefs, our chaplaincy service is available to everyone who needs it.

Seize the Day

Funded through charitable support, MHA prides itself on being able to offer unique and memorable opportunities and activities for residents to quite literally help them 'seize the day'.

One of our residents had always wanted to fly in a helicopter. After being given the all-clear by the medical staff we were able to arrange this for him. On the day it was a complete surprise as he was taken to the local airfield where he enjoyed a flight in a hummingbird helicopter. The smile on his face was priceless and he hasn’t stopped talking about it since.

Visit us for an afternoon

If you would like to experience living at Swallow Wood, we would love to invite you for lunch and spend an afternoon with us. It’s the very best way to really get a feel for our friendly caring home and decide if we are right for you.

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CQC overall rating for Swallow Wood


29th Mar 2018

Privacy and independence, friendship and support - 24 hours a day

Swallow Wood offers care and comfort, compassion and friendship. At the heart of all we offer is our assurance that you will be treated with the respect and dignity that we all deserve, and if you need anything at all, we’re here to help, 24 hours a day.

Whether in the privacy of your own room or relaxing in the company of your friends and neighbours, we will support you to spend your time doing the things you enjoy. Let us know if it’s music, a favourite newspaper, exercise or a spot of pampering at the salon. Landscaped gardens invite you to appreciate the fresh air, or tend the plants, if you wish. There’s a wide range of social events, so you never need to feel bored or lonely.

Swallow Wood has the latest safety and security design features so you can live life to the full with peace of mind.

Your Room

Swallow Wood has 37 rooms, 16 of which are en suite.

We provide furniture and you are also welcome to bring your own small items and personal belongings, we want you to really feel at home here.

Every room has its own TV and wi-fi is available throughout the home. We provide shared areas so you can get to know and enjoy life with your neighbours. These shared areas are open to all residents and guests. We also provide assisted bathing/shower facilities on each floor.

Nursing care

24-hour nursing care, tailored for individual needs. We provide round the clock specialist nursing care for those with medical needs, whether that’s a long-term illness or disability. Medical and other forms of specialist support are delivered with friendly expertise by our highly skilled team of nursing professionals.

As you’d expect from our wonderfully compassionate team, nursing care is wholly person-centred to meet the requirements of each individual with respect and dignity at all times.

Food and Drink

All the food we offer you is freshly prepared by our staff that is well trained to provide for any special diets or needs you may have. Three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and tea are served in the main dining room, but if you prefer to eat in your room this can also be accommodated.

Drinking enough fluids is very important for physical and mental health to help you stay alert, stable and able to take part in all the activities on offer, so we encourage drinks throughout the day.

The chef meets with the residents on a regular basis to ask for their views on the food and drink service. Morning and afternoon tea, coffee, biscuits and cake are served every day. Further drinks and light snacks are also available from the snack menus.

Our commitment to your well-being

Our highly-trained, dedicated members of staff will always be on hand to provide your care and support in the way that best suits you, in the comfort of your own room with en suite facilities.

We choose the people who work with us very carefully. They need to share our values and respect people, their life experience and personal choices.

We take pride in the cleanliness and maintenance of your home and provide a thorough and friendly cleaning service. Your personal washing will be carefully laundered and returned to you, clean and fresh.

More information

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Indicative fees for self-funding residents at Swallow Wood Care Home, Doncaster

(1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021)

Nursing care

Depending on the level of nursing care required, gross weekly fees are typically £876.53.

Swallow Wood Care Home
Wath Road
Mexborough, Doncaster
South Yorkshire, S64 9RQ

Tel: 01709 571477

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