Welcome to Cavell Lodge Residential Home
Cavell Lodge is a prestigious purpose built residential home.
Our aim is to provide the highest level of Residential care for the Elderly, in quality surroundings and in a way that gives each of our residents an enhanced quality of life, and the comfort and security of feeling they are at home.
The 6 C's
The House is named after one of our most famous and courageous nurses.
Edith Louisa Cavell
Born in 1865, Edith entered the London Hospital as a probationer and in 1895 became the first matron of Dr Depage’s clinic - the Berkendael Medication Institute in Brussels. She was in charge of the institute when it became a Red Cross Hospital in 1914 during the First World War. It was from there that she assisted soldiers to escape from Belgium to the Dutch frontier until she was arrested by the Germans on 5th August 1915. She was placed in Solitary confinement at St Gillies until she was brought to trial on 7th October. During the subsequent court martial she confessed that her efforts had been successful and was condemned to death. She was shot by a German firing squad on 12th October 1915.
“I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone”