Exceptionally good convalescent care

We'll have you back to your best in no time

Your road to recovery with support, care and kindness

After an operation, illness or accident, you may feel a bit vulnerable and unsure how you are going to cope. But don’t worry, that’s only natural. And that is why RCH exists.

So if you are searching for somewhere magical to help you recover after your operation, or are looking for the ideal place for respite care, come and be looked after by the amazingly thoughtful and caring team at RCH.

We will help you through that bewildering post-operative stage with kindness, professionalism and genuine care. It’s like staying at a delightful hotel by the sea but with the added bonus of medically trained staff on hand whenever you need them day or night.

We take care of you, so you can concentrate on getting better and return home refreshed, confident and optimistic. All the teams working seamlessly together, coupled with the fresh sea air and the wonderful camaraderie, helps to explain why guests make such good recoveries and leave RCH feeling so refreshed and renewed.

Come to RCH for respite or recovery and experience the difference

Recovering after an operation

Are you feeling worried how you are going to cope when you leave hospital after an operation? It is a big ask of anyone to go through the recovery process without any medical help or convalescent support. But you are not alone. Our amazing team provides superior clinical care in an unrivalled and relaxing environment so you can focus on recovering.

Recovering from an illness or accident

Have you been ill and feel like your energy has been zapped? Have you had an accident and are having trouble regaining your confidence? RCH is the ideal place to learn how to look after yourself again and get back to feeling like you! With its outstanding nursing care, a stay at RCH has been proven to improve health, increase confidence and restore vitality.

Respite Care

Are you are caring for someone else and need a helping hand or a break? Or are you being cared for and need a change of scenery? The answer is a breath of fresh air in the glorious surroundings of RCH supported by a kind and positive team of registered nurses and support staff. It’s like a wonderful holiday – with nursing care where needed.

Reasons to choose RCH

Specialists in convalescence with professionalism, time and kindness

Dedicated to recovery

Unlike care homes, RCH specialises in short term convalescent and respite care. It exists to help its post-operative and respite guests recover mentally and physically so you can return home happy and refreshed, confident and capable. This niche offering is possible because RCH is a charity that is not constrained by grants or restricted budgets.

Purpose built

RCH was built in 1897 for the sole purpose of providing a place to convalesce. Today it is one of the few remaining dedicated convalescent facilities in the country. With its recent multimillion pound refurbishment, it is a wonderful blend of modern facilities nestled within a striking and historical building.

Affordable luxury

Because RCH is a not-for-profit organisation, it is able to subsidise the cost of each guest’s care by up to 50%, so you get an outstandingly high level of personal care and attention at an affordable price – and the almost limitless food budget provides fresh, nutritionally balanced, plentiful meals which are simply delicious!

Outstanding location

The location of RCH, right on the sea front and within acres of gardens, was chosen in 1897 specifically for the healing benefits of the fresh sea air. Today research backs up the beneficial links between living by the sea and one’s health. It is truly a unique and outstanding location.

What our guests say

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3. Arrive

You will be warmly welcomed and encouraged to relinquish all your worries. We are here to help you get better.

4. Recover

A short stay is all that is required. Our expertise will have you up and dancing in no time.

1. Call

If there is anything you would like to know about RCH or if you're an old friend just wanting to catch up. We would love to hear from you.

2. Book

Click on the Book a stay button to submit your details and we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements.

3. Arrive

You will be warmly welcomed and encouraged to relinquish all your worries. We are here to help you get better.

4. Recover

A short stay is all that is required. Our expertise will have you up and dancing in no time.

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COVID-19 update

Welcome to RCH. We are thrilled to once again be accepting guests to stay with us for recovery after an operation or illness, or for respite care.