Glamour comes to Hadrian House

Home news

Residents have been queuing up for a bit of glamour and pampering as Sparkles - the Blaydon nursing home’s nail bar - re-opens after a major refurbishment.

Activities co-ordinator and head manicurist Stephanie Campbell said: “The residents decided at one of their regular committee meetings that they would like to have a nail bar - so we created one for them. It proved very popular - so popular in fact that we have moved it to a larger area and created a more sophisticated bar.

“During the move I was on maternity leave, so I used the time I was off to take a training course to give the residents a really professional experience. They have a shape, polish and hand massage and they love having a good old chat as we go.

“They love me to wear my beautician’s tunic: having to book an appointment and go to the nail bar makes it more of an occasion. Neutral shades are very popular, but some of the ladies like to have a splurge on colour. We have a popular shocking pink!”


Open to new residents

Garden Street, Blaydon, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE21 4AG

Hadrian House

Hadrian House

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • Day club

Share this article

Media enquiries

We are happy to arrange interviews with a range of experts, commentary on industry issues and site visits for filming, photography or sound recording.  Please get in touch with your requirements and we will do our best to arrange a suitable response.

These contact details are for media enquiries only.
Please call 01206 517 215 or email