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News & Events

The Trust takes every possible opportunity to engage with our beneficiaries and their families by attending events across the country. As we are unable to visit every area on a regular basis we also publish matters of local or national interest in the press and other media.

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Pembroke House swab tests – negative for Covid-19.

Thu 21st May 2020

We are delighted that all the tests came back ‘negative’ which was a relief to everyone.  It is a measure of how hard the Home Manager and her staff have worked to keep up the highest standards of care and infection control to protect staff and residents to the very best of our abilities, but...

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VE Day 75 Commemorations at Pembroke House

Tue 19th May 2020

The sun shone brightly for the VE Day 75 celebrations amongst the staff, residents and even neighbours of Oxford Road.  The residents were treated to a wonderful BBQ and in the late afternoon, gathered in Oxford Road to join in with the Sing-a-Long and dancing. Laura Grant and Lisa Sullivan had arranged for local entertainer...

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Local Distribution Firm FPS (Maidstone) donate PPE to Pembroke House

Tue 5th May 2020

PPE is a sought after commodity at the moment, so imagine the surprise of Pembroke House Home Manager Tarnia when distribution company FPS (Maidstone) donated boxes of gloves and sanitiser.  Nationwide companies have pooled their PPE and distributed it into smaller packages. Employee John Whitaker nominated Pembroke House, as his grandmother was once a resident....

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Pembroke House – Employee of the Month May

Mon 4th May 2020

We know that the staff at Pembroke House always go above and beyond in their role to look after our loved ones but now, on a monthly basis we will be awarding those staff beit Nurses, HCA, Domestics, Handy Men, Activities, Administrators or Kitchen Staff.  A member of staff is nominated each month by the...

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RNBT centenary care home for veterans in Portsmouth is delayed

Fri 24th April 2020

Our CE, Rob Bosshardt remains  optimistic about the plan for the new facility despite blows to the project.  We revealed the build on part of the St James’ Hospital site in Milton last September.  The application has been plagued by delays and now the Trust is appealing to planners at Portsmouth City Council to help...

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Praise for RNBT from Patron – It’s business as usual

Wed 22nd April 2020

The royal championed the work of Portsmouth-based Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT), as it continues to support current and former naval personnel through the crisis. The message comes as the head of the charity today warned of a huge rise in the number of desperate families appealing for aid, with more now struggling to pay...

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Happy 93rd Birthday to Cyril at Pembroke House

Tue 21st April 2020

In Pembroke House tradition, all residents who have a birthday receive a special Birthday cake. Cyril is all set to blow out the candle – but observing fire regulations we couldn’t risk 93 candles !!  Happy Birthday Cyril....

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Pembroke House Employee of the Month April

Thu 2nd April 2020

We know that the staff at Pembroke House always go above and beyond in their role to look after our loved ones but now, on a monthly basis we will be awarding those staff beit Nurses, HCA, Domestics, Handy Men, Activities, Administrators or Kitchen Staff.  A member of staff is nominated each month by the...

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Pembroke House – Employee of the Month March

We know that the staff at Pembroke House always go above and beyond in their role to look after our loved ones but now, on a monthly basis we will be awarding those staff beit Nurses, HCA, Domestics, Handy Men, Activities, Administrators or Kitchen Staff.  A member of staff is nominated each month by the...

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Jean leaves Pembroke House with smile on her face

Tue 31st March 2020

I just want to share with you a good news story, pre Coronavirus and social distancing. Jean came to Pembroke House from hospital and was very unwell with grade 4 pressure sores and was on continuing care. Staff had to nurse Jean and dress her wounds hourly, she was unable to walk and was totally...

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RNBT CLOSURE – COVID 19

Tue 24th March 2020

CASTAWAY HOUSE IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE DURATION OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. STAFF ARE NOW ALL WORKING FROM HOME TO CONTINUE TO DELIVER SUPPORT FOR OUR BENEFICIARIES. FOR CRISIS OR URGENT SUPPORT SEE http://www.rnbt.org.uk/how-we-help/wide-ranging-financial-help/how-to-apply/ OR EMAIL rnbt@rnbt.org.uk  ...

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New Milestone for the Centenary Care Home Project

Tue 17th March 2020

We have now signed and exchanged contracts at the offices of Blake Morgan with our chosen development partner, LNT Care Developments Ltd, to buy the land and build our 66-bed care home for our Centenary Project, subject to gaining planning permission from Portsmouth City Council. This marks an important project milestone. We are looking forward...

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Waitrose of Southsea Community Matters donates to the Care Home Project

Tue 10th March 2020

At the start of the New Year, RNBT was part of the Community Matters scheme run by Waitrose in Southsea.  Our supporters were asked to ‘Pop when you Shop’ a green token into the RNBT section, the chosen 3 charities would each receive a share of £1000.  Today the Chief Executive, Rob Bosshardt and the...

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Pembroke House Employee of the Month February

Fri 28th February 2020

We know that the staff at Pembroke House always go above and beyond in their role to look after our loved ones but now, on a monthly basis we will be awarding those staff beit Nurses, HCA, Domestics, Handy Men, Activities, Administrators or Kitchen Staff.  A member of staff is nominated each month by the...

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Pembroke House Activities Co-ordinator achieves distinction for MSc

Laura was given the opportunity to study for a Master of Science degree in Social and Applied Psychology through her role at Pembroke House, the course was funded by RNBT.  Her 2 years of determination, hard studying, essays and projects were finally worth it when Laura graduated at the University of Kent with a distinction....

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Wessex Lodge of Fidelity (Fareham) donate to the Centenary Care Home Project

Tue 21st January 2020

During a Confederation Of Naval Associations (CONA) meeting, the RNBT Chief Executive, Rob Bosshardt, gave a presentation on the plans for the Centenary Care Home Project, being built in Milton, Portsmouth.  Tony and Dave thought this would be a good project to donate to.  They approached the members of the Wessex Lodge of Fidelity, who...

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Dave Gibson – Cycling Home for Christmas (5000 miles)

Tue 24th December 2019

Dave is a former Royal Marines Warrant Officer who was discharged from the Service after completing close to 29 years of “undetected crime” in the Corps. Employed for the last 7 years as one of the RNBT Grant Administrators he decided to try and keep fit by joining the Royal Marines Association Cycle Club, nothing...

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