Zetland Court is one of seventeen RMBI homes in the UK and is situated in its own grounds, a short walk from the beach in a peaceful area of Westbourne, near Bournemouth. Originally built in 1860 it has changed owners over the years eventually being bought by the Masonic Province of Dorset in the 1980s.

Zetland Court is run and staffed by the RMBI. It is registered for 63 residents, 13 in the intensive nursing unit, 5 in an elderly and mentally frail wing and 45 in residential care in the main building. There are also 3 residential rooms which take married couples.

Work was recently carried out by the RMBI for a major refurbishment programme at Zetland Court. There are new facilities for all the residents, lifts, telephones and re-wiring, plumbing as well as re-decoration of the whole building. About a third of the home was shut down at a time to allow the work to be carried out. Unfortunately it was not possible to install specific specialized dementia accommodation at the Zetland Court because of building constraints and planning regulations as was originally planned.

For instance it is necessary to have a secure exercise area for dementia patients and that is not possible at Zetland Court although there are residents with early signs of dementia and there are now plans to create designated areas for these residents. It has been identified that there are at least five different types of dementia at the home all having individual needs.

Included in the proposed additions for this condition is the introduction of memory boxes, new types of signage, plain carpeting, etc in order to aid in the management of the onset of dementia care, although the home is not specifically designed for this condition it is inevitable that there will be more residents with signs of dementia in the future.

All donations are gratefully received and will be credited to the Assoc. of Friends of Zetland Court Relief Chest E0143.


To become a member of the Association of Friends of Zetland Court, please see below.

You can sign up to a regular payment by clicking the "Direct Debit" section in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Friend: Annual Fee of £10.00.

Friend & Partner: Will entitle a second adult for just £15.00 per year.

Patron: One-off payment of £50.00 plus annual payment of £10.00 or after 5 years continuous membership as a Friend with continuation of £10.00 per year. 

Patron & Partner: One-off payment of £75.00 plus annual payment of £15.00 or after 5 years continuous membership as Friend & Partner with continuation of £15.00 per year.

Grand Patron: One-off payment or accumulative payments totalling £250.00.

Grand Patron & Partner: One-off payment or accumulative payments of £375.00.


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