We help to ensure peace and comfort for residents and their loved ones, which is reflected in the many letters of thanks we receive and through the work of our ‘League of Friends’ who promote the home in the local community.
About Ferryfield House
Opened in October 1996, the home was later commemorated by HRH The Princess Royal.
Its roots are steeped in history lying on the site of the former Leith Public Hospital opened in 1896, which later became the Northern General Hospital. We’re proud to help continue its commitment to provide the best possible care to elderly people.
The home retains many elements of the original hospital including many items of furniture, which reflect the character and history of the site. On the home’s tenth anniversary, in 2006, it celebrated its place in history with a large commemorative plaque which was unveiled by former Chief Nurse and NHS Lothian champion, Anne Jarvie. Read about the anniversary celebrations in this Scotsman article.
Ferryfield House was built and is managed by Walker Healthcare. All care services are provided by the NHS and specialist support is provided by Sodexo.
What people say
Just some of the comments from letters to Ferryfield House:
I will miss my visits to Ferryfield and all of you as you became my friends.
My dad and I want to thank all Ferryfield staff for their loving care of Elizabeth over the past 18 months. Your care made her last days happy and comfortable. We knew she was happy and appreciated the banter.
I would like to thank you for looking after my mother with such loving care. It was a difficult time for me, but greatly eased by your unfailing attention to my needs.