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Queen’s Bay

Queen’s Bay

Queen’s Bay Lodge is situated a few minutes away from the Edinburgh city bypass and as such is readily accessible by car. We also enjoy very good public transport links with bus stops for Lothian and First (No. 44) buses outside the gate into Edinburgh city centre. Trains run from Brunstane station to Edinburgh Waverly and beyond at regular intervals.


Queen’s Bay Lodge was built in 1974 and is surrounded by spacious mature gardens.


Queen’s Bay Lodge provides 24 hour care for 28 older adults. All of the bedrooms are single with ensuite facilities. The bedrooms are situated on both the ground and first floor. A lift operates between both floors
We also provide short breaks in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council in single ensuite rooms.
Service users are invited to personalise their rooms with their own furnishings and belongings if they wish to.
Communal space includes two lounges, one lounge opens onto a patio area where sunny days can be enjoyed to the full, a spacious dining room. There are also two communal bathrooms with assisted bathing and showering facilities.


All meals are provided at Queen’s Bay Lodge and service users can choose to eat in their rooms or in the pleasantly decorated dining room.
Meals are prepared on site using fresh seasonal produce by a catering contractor. A 4 week rotational menu is in operation and this is regularly updated to reflect the changing seasons and tastes of service users. Special diets can also be catered for.

Activities and Outings

Structured activities are offered throughout the day. Activity coordinator designes person centerd activity plan to each resident.Outings within the local area and further a field are also arranged at regular intervals.
We aim to cater for individual service users interests and other activities and outings can be arranged on a 1:1 basis with their “key worker” when required.

Service User Meetings

We invite and encourage all service users to become involved in the running of the home and to this end a meeting with service users is held every month. Service users are invited to comment on all aspects of the service and make decisions regarding future outings, events and decoration projects etc.
Service users are also invited to comment on their individual care plan and issues directly affecting them by their “key worker” at regular care review meetings.
Information on complaints procedures is available from the unit manager.


Referrals to Queen’s Bay Lodge can be made by people themselves, their carers, health professionals or social work staff.


Once a referral has been received you will be invited to visit Queen’s Bay Lodge to see the home and ask any questions you might have. At this point you will be offered an application pack containing further more detailed information on the service and an application form.
If you wish to proceed with making application for a place at Queen’s Bay Lodge you should complete and return the application form and contact your local social work office so that you can be allocated a care manager.
Your care manager will meet with you to discuss your care needs and the options available to you.
Once your application has been submitted to Queen’s bay Lodge it will be fully considered when a vacancy becomes available. At this stage you will be contacted and invited to come for a day visit.
If following this visit a place is allocated, you will be invited to come to stay at Queen’s Bay Lodge for a short period usually 6 weeks during which time an assessment of your care requirements will take place. This also gives you time to consider whether or not you wish to move in for a long term placement.

Key Working

We operate a system where every service user has a named worker who is responsible for discussing and planning your care with you. Your key worker will be a member of the care team. Your key worker will spend time getting to know you and help you to settle in to your new home.


Current information is available on weekly charges by contacting the unit manager or administrator.


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Contact Details

Helen Somerville
Queen’s Bay
49 Milton Road East
EH15 2NN
0131 669 2828
0131 669 6407


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