Wheatley Hill Day Centre provides day care for older people with dementia and support for their carers. It is open Monday to Friday and transport and lunch are provided.

Our day centre provides personal care in a warm and friendly atmosphere, created to ensure our guests enjoy their day.

Guests are usually collected by our minibus and the first part of the day is spent settling in and with group games and discussions, Guests do not have to take part if they do not want to and may sit quietly or in small groups if they wish. Lunch is provided on the premises and served in the dining area. There is a choice of activities in the afternoon, with crafts, TV or games being available. We also have a library of books films and music. Transport home is provided at the end of the afternoon.

We also provide personal care including assistance with bathing in our purpose built bathroom, help with using the toilet if needed, hairdressing, shaving, feeding and nail care.

Transport is provided in our adapted mini-bus which has a tailgate lift.

The day centre is available to anyone living in the Ludworth, Thornley, Wheatley Hill, Haswell, Haswell Plough, South Hetton, Station Town, Wingate, Sheraton or Hutton Henry areas.


As well as providing a service for guests with dementia we support carers through our Carer Support Worker who provides information, practical help and social activities.

Cost of Service:

£32.00 per day  - excl transport (40p per mile)
£4.50 per day - towards lunch for all guests

However you may be entitled to financial assistance towards this cost.

If you want to know more about the day centre please contact the Manager.

Contact details:

  • For further information please contact Andrea Abdy, Senior Care on 01429 823185
  • The day centre is situated at Patton House, Watson Close, Wheatley Hill, Co Durham, DH6 3QX
  • Our office opening hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hospital of God at Greatham is a registered company. Registered in England and Wales. Company No: 06533385. Registered Office: The Estate Office, Greatham, Hartlepool, TS25 2HS. 

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