Springhill Care Home
80 Portland Road
Kilmarnock KA1 2BS
Contact Manager: Karen McGuffie Telephone: 01563 573 356

Springhill Care Home

Springhill is conveniently located within walking distance of the centre of Kilmarnock, set back from the main road in a peaceful garden setting. Springhill Home offers the ultimate combination of modern facilities and historic grandeur.

The original part of the home is a beautiful, listed Georgian building.

Springhill benefitted from a £450,000+ investment in 2018. The refurbishment included re-roofing works, stone repairs and alterations, installation of beautiful new sash windows throughout, and a full redecoration.

 

Important notice regarding Coronavirus and Visitation at Springhill Care Home 04/10/21 

Following advice from Public Health, Springhill Care Home can reopen to visitors from 06/10/21.

We know the past 18 months have been extremely difficult for everyone connected with care homes and we thank you for your understanding and continued support.

For anyone unable or still unsure about visiting the home, we can still help keep you connected with your loved one by arranging video calls. We can also conduct virtual tours of the home for those who may be looking for care.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for further information or update regarding your loved one by using the tab on the right-hand side of this page or please call the home manager on 01563 573 356.

Our approach to care

Springhill Care Home offers residential care, nursing, and dementia care plus, subject to availability, respite and convalescent care. The care home has a particular expertise in assisting residents with specific medical needs with a team of highly skilled registered nurses.

Daily activities

Our activities coordinator organises a weekly schedule of activities and entertainment to keep life fun and engaging for our residents. Residents are able to explore the local community and beyond through trips and excursions in our own minibus.

Menu

Our chef prepares a delicious menu of three meals a day plus snacks. Personal preferences and dietary requirements are fully catered for so that all residents look forward to mealtimes.

Springhill Care Home is a beautifully restored listed Georgian building. All 64 bedrooms at the home have spacious ensuite shower facilities and there are stunning secure landscaped gardens on site.

The home recently underwent an extensive refurbishment program which included electrical upgrades, structural repairs, re-roofing works, stone repairs and alterations, installation of beautiful new sash windows throughout and full redecoration. It now boasts a cook school and residents' salon to, not only enhance the enjoyment of our residents but also provide greater peace of mind for their relatives.

Our caring staff have established a tuck shop within the home to promote sociable, resident-led activity.

Springhill was recognised at a prestigious award ceremony thanks to a collaboration with the Care Inspectorate and Gargieston Early Learning Childhood Centre in Kilmarnock.

The intergenerational programme which delivered sessions focussing on physical activity, relationship building and maximised learning opportunities for children and adults picked up the top award in the Most Inspiring / Innovative category at the Quality Improvement Awards 2018.

Karen McGuffie

Karen worked for 7 years as an accounts clerk before embarking on nurse training in Feb 1992 qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in July 1995.

Karen's first post was within the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit at the Astley Ainslie Hospital in Edinburgh.

Following that, she trained as a midwife qualifying in July 1998.  I worked within both the labour ward and postnatal ward for 4 years.

After having her son, Karen took a post on night duty within a care home which suited family life at that time. She then worked for a large Care provider for 10 years within 3 of their homes initially on night duty moving onto day shift with the last four years in the post of Unit Manager.  

Karen came to Springhill in April 2014 and took on the role of Deputy Manager from 1st May 2014.

Having being promoted to Home Manager of Springhill in early 2021, Karen said: "I have spent many happy years within Springhill through some challenging times. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my Springhill journey."