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Tel: +44 (0)1892 863637

Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN3 9PY
I spent a very happy and comfortable week at Burrswood and felt very spoiled, and very well cared for.

at Burrswood

We care for the whole person.

Burrswood is really different; it gives a person total care. 

We offer a range of professional health & social care services and wellbeing activities; including nursing and personal care, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, counselling, occupational therapy, creative activities, spiritual direction, training, residential/day courses and events. 
All set in 120 acres of stunning grounds in an area of outstanding natural beauty near Groombridge on the Kent/Sussex border.
Reablement stays - short term care in our nurse and therapy led unit
Assisted stays - respite care and short breaks for those needing additional  support
Guest stays - enjoy our spiritual and wellbeing activities, grounds and Church

Many patients who come are temporarily unable to remain at home - such as people needing post-operative care, those requiring additional convalescent care following a critical illness and those with longer term clinical or rehabilitation needs.  The level of care we are able to provide ensures our patients have the best recovery in the most appropriate time frame. Please note we do not have doctors resident on site. Medical cover from a doctor is provided through a service level agreement with our local GP surgery.

There are some specific criteria that may prevent people being admitted and there are some conditions where admission may not be possible or advisable. Please see the attached Admission Policy for full details.

All patients appreciate the safe tranquil environment with comfort, privacy and dignity offered by our individual en-suite rooms equipped with television, telephone and emergency call system.  Overhead tracking hoists enable those with physical disabilities to be cared for safely.

People of all faiths and none are warmly welcomed at Burrswood.

Our Therapy & Outpatient Suite comprising hydrotherapy pool, physiotherapy suite, counselling and consultation rooms are all equipped to a high standard. 

Burrswood Health and Wellbeing is registered to provide services by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 0000026155).  For more information, visit or click here to read about our latest report

Our team:

  • Nurses and Care Assistants
  • Resident chaplains
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Counsellors
  • Physiotherapists
  • Support staff
  • Volunteers

The Clinical Team:

Reablement and Care Lead  Patricia Carey
Head of Physiotherapy – Jennie Turnbull MSc

From pre-admissions planning through to a comprehensive discharge plan, our team works in partnership with other healthcare professionals and the patient's GP to ensure that all our patients healthcare, social and spiritual needs are met. 


Our Admissions staff will be pleased to answer your questions regarding a proposed stay at Burrswood. For further information (or to find out about Fast-Track Admissions) click here.  

Private Health Insurance

If patients have private insurance cover for medical issues, they should check their policy to confirm that it provides cover for their stay.  Our patients are covered by various insurers and we have a partnership agreement with BUPA, and are recognised by AXA PPP, for the provision of physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. 

For an application pack please contact our Admissions team direct on 01892 865988 or email  or download one of our application forms here.

Safeguarding and Patient Charter

Vulnerable adults have the right to receive good care and support and to live safely whilst at Burrswood.

Burrswood staff will aim to prevent and reduce the risk of significant harm to vulnerable adults from abuse or other types of exploitation, whilst supporting individuals in maintaining control of their lives and in making informed choices without coercion.

Burrswood believes that safeguarding is everybody's business with staff and volunteers playing a part in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.  This Safeguarding Policy is based on the 'No Secrets' document (National Guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse; Department of Health 2000).

Burrswood's Safeguarding Policy will ensure that staff:

  • Recognise people who are unable to take their own decisions
  • Recognise that the right to self determination can involve risk
  • Facilitate the safety of vulnerable adults
  • Recognise that when the right to an independent lifestyle and choice is at risk, the individual concerned receives appropriate help
  • Know the law and statutory requirements that relate to Safeguarding, and use them.

Patient Charter see pdf attachment.


PATIENTS CHARTER updated for safeguarding.pdf43.93 KB
Admission Policy47.44 KB

Events Diary

upcoming exciting events

We run a variety of events both at Burrswood and at local sites. Updates of recent events can be seen on our News page.

The following events are planned for this year. Check for new events and updates!