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Shire Hall Care Home

Shire halls is purpose built home opened in December 2007. The superb design makes this very much a next generation of care home, with a homely atmosphere and latest features such as air conditioning to the corridors for enhanced comfort and an advanced sprinkler system for safety. The spacious bedrooms are all en suite and many have showers. The home includes a beauty salon, treatment rooms and cinema. Outside there is a nautical themed garden.
It has 98 beds, 56 nursing and 46 residential dementia care over 4 floors. Up until recently this included 20 transitional/continuing care beds funded by Cardiff and Vale UHB and involved working closely with the NHS. This has resulted in a sound relationship with the NHS which involves sharing good practices e.g. butterfly scheme
At present it is registered to provide care for the following:
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age
Specialist Care Categories: AIDS/HIV • Autism/ASD • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment
Eight beds can be occupied by those between 55-65 years of age and the rest for the over 65 yrs of age.
All staff members have ongoing training in all aspects of care delivery and have access to comprehensive on line educational packages.
The learning opportunities for students include:

  • Fundamental care with a focus on dignity, respect, nutrition, mobility and nursing care
  • Working with multidisciplinary team including Consultant psychiatrists, physicians, nurse  assessor, district nurses, physiotherapy, speech and language therapists and podiatry services as well as social services.
  • Involvement in planned social daily activities and to develop interpersonal relationships.
  • Medication and the observation of the administration of subcutaneous fluid.


Overstone Court, Dumballs Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5NT 


Mr Kieron Walsh: General Manager

Karen Grapes: Clinical & Home Manager  Email:

Telephone: 029 2053 7800

University Contact:

Clinical Teacher Contact:  

Rhain Barnes


Continuing health care, General nursing, EMI, Palliative care


Older adults

Key Learning Opportunities:

  • Participation in delivering fundamental and acute care according to individual need, e.g.
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centred care.
  • Development of caring, supportive relationships with residents over time.
  • Effective and appropriate communication with residents and their relatives, other members of the caring team and outside agencies.

Preparation for Practice:

  • Human and material resource management
  • Prioritising
  • Time management
  • Skill mix, assessment
  • Management of admission
  • Cross-disciplinary 
  • Service and agency liaison


Staff work 12 hr shifts 8-8 however student can work 8-15.30 and 1.30-8.30.
It is suggested that during the first 2 days that the students work 9-5 for induction and that on the first day they commence at 10am. This is to ensure that staff are free to welcome you and show you around the home.  Please contact Karen re your first day

Dress Code:

Primarily uniform, though there may be activity-specific occasions when students will be required to wear non-uniform dress.

Last Updated:

23rd April 2013