Welcome to our Family & Friends
Dear Family and Friends
We wanted to update you regarding visits to our Care Homes over the next few weeks in light of the recent Government guidance.
As the number of cases continues to rise it’s important we do everything we can to control the virus, keep it out of the Homes and protect our most vulnerable residents. As we now enter a period of extraordinarily high risk, we have reviewed our approach and made the difficult decision to close all Homes to any internal POD visits, other than to loved ones who are at the end of their life. In some Homes where there is no outbreak, we may be able to facilitate some window or garden visits, weather permitting, please do make contact with the Home if you feel that you would like to do this. I appreciate that this will be upsetting and unsettling news but we firmly believe it is in everyone’s best interests .
We continue to test our residents with PCR tests monthly. Over the Christmas period the Government has sent us further LFT kits to increase the frequency of staff testing and they are now having 2 LTF tests weekly and 1 PCR test. Vaccinations for residents and staff has started with many at Oldbury Grange, Morris Care Centre and Isle Court having received the vaccine. This is the first dose only but we are assured that gives a good level of protection, follow up 2nd doses are being scheduled at around 3 months now.
We are waiting for confirmation for vaccinations at Corbrook Park, Stretton Hall and Radbrook and we are hopeful that we will get access to staff and resident vaccinations over the next few weeks.
We will review our approach each week and keep you updated on how we are doing. We continue to care for your loved one to the very best of our ability. Please be patient with the Home teams, there is an extraordinary amount of pressure on front line carers and nurses at the moment, as you will appreciate.
Best wishes and hoping for a much better 2021.