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Weekly News update 10th July 2020

From Monday 3rd August it will be possible for you to arrange a garden visit with your relative or friend by pre-booking a visit appointment directly with the Home.

Our priority continues to be preventing the spread of Covid-19 and maintaining the safety and well-being of our residents, their visitors and our staff. We hope you will understand that by permitting even restricted visiting in this way we cannot guarantee that the risk of infection is removed completely, but by following the measures described below, we can significantly minimise that risk.

As long as your relative or loved one is well enough to go into the garden, we will arrange for you to see and talk to them there. We will ask you to maintain two metre social distancing and request that you wear your own face covering. Further details about garden visits will be in next week’s newsletter.

For the time-being we will continue to offer window visiting with an appointment and therefore current restrictions will still apply. Booking of these visits is essential and we advise you to continue to book your visits in the usual way.

Should your loved one become acutely unwell or be approaching their final days of life we are able to accommodate essential visits. In these circumstances we can allow up to 2 relatives from the same household at any time to visit subject to the following arrangements:

  • Hands must be washed before coming into the Home
  • Temperature must be taken by the Head of Care or Senior Carer before coming into the home and this must be below 37.8C.
  • Relatives must be open and honest and inform the Home if they have been isolating or symptomatic in the previous 14 days.
  • You will need to wear the appropriate PPE during the visit. A donning and doffing station for this will made available in the front porch.

How to arrange a Window visit

  • You should telephone the home to book a visit
  • Visits will be for a maximum of 30 minutes and limited to two visitors from the same household
  • We aim to ensure all our residents receive a visit wherever possible and so the number of pre-bookable visit times may be limited
  • If you arrive late for your pre-booked visit, the length of your visit will be reduced to ensure that other visits can go ahead on time
  • If you decide to cancel your visit, please let the Home know as soon as possible

With the ongoing and continued help and co-operation of all our relatives, visiting professionals, contractors and staff, we are managing to keep all our residents safe and well and free from the COVI-19 virus.

I’d like to reassure you that our processes still remain in place to protect everyone in our care.

Regular testing for staff and residents

The department of Health and Social Care have published new testing guidance this week. Staff will be tested for coronavirus weekly, while residents will receive a test every 28 days to prevent the spread of coronavirus in social care. This is in addition to intensive testing in any care home facing an outbreak, or at increased risk of an outbreak.

  • Staff and residents in care homes for over 65s and those with dementia will receive regular coronavirus tests from next week as part of a new social care testing strategy Care home staff are to be given coronavirus tests every week and residents monthly from Monday 13th July to identify anyone with the virus and reduce transmission
  • Repeat testing will be initially prioritised for care homes primarily looking after over 65s or those with dementia before being rolled out to all adult care homes
  • The government’s Vivaldi 1 care home study highlights the importance of regular staff testing while there is a higher prevalence in care homes

The new testing strategy comes following the latest advice from SAGE and new evidence from the Vivaldi 1 study indicating a higher prevalence in care homes, and therefore a case for frequent testing in care homes and their staff.

We have now registered on to the NHS portal and are being sent out test kits next week. For those relatives that are appointed attorneys for health and welfare will be contacted via email and telephone in order to discuss testing arrangements in line with the MCA Act 2005.

Information will continue to be available on our website: www.cullifordhouse.co.uk, via email, our Facebook page and sending out electronic newsletters via mail chimp. If you would like to sign up to receive news, please follow our link on our website.

If you have any queries regarding our management of Covid-19, you can email jeanette.acourt@cullifordhouse.co.uk

So, what have we been up to this last week!

Derby Day

We all enjoyed our virtual day at the races and sweepstake (just for fun! and no money involved) at the weekend.

 

John kindly donated a picture as the winning prize, we had a large bag of Maltesers for second and a bar of soap for third.

Congratulations to John who’s chosen horse won. Well done!

 

 

Did anyone mention Scarecrows!

What a giggle and great fun we had on Tuesday making our scarecrow. We completed the legs and shirt ready for the body. John had created his amazing head to top it off.

 

Eyes down!

We’ve indulged in two games of bingo this week. The traditional version and the musical kind. Lots of fun had as always! Steph demonstrating great skills of a professional caller and she had all the well-known phrases to go along with the numbers. Thank you John W for sharing your winnings with us.

Take care and keep safe

I will continue to keep you updated weekly with what we’ve been up to and any new Covid-19 information and updates.

Jeanette A’Court
Quality Manager

Weekly News update 3rd July 2020

It is with great pleasure that I am able to say, as of today 3rd July, we have had no positive cases of Covid-19 at Culliford since the start of the pandemic.

This is fantastic news and a credit to the hard work and efforts of our staff to protect our residents. This, of course, doesn’t mean the threat of Covid-19 has ended and we will remain diligent to its potential dangers. We are fully aware of how quickly things can change, particularly with the easing of lockdown restrictions and the potential threat of a second wave of the virus.

It is, with this in mind, that we have reviewed our visiting policy and for the time-being, we will still be closed to visitors. We will continue to maintain window visits, booking of these visits is essential and we advise you to continue to book your visits in the usual way. Should your loved one become acutely unwell or be approaching their final days of life, we are able to accommodate essential visits, subject to the arrangements outlined in last week’s newsletter.

As some aspects of life are starting to return to normal, it remains to be seen how this may impact future infection rates of Covid-19. With the people in our care so vulnerable to the virus, we feel the most sensible course of action is to monitor any developments over the next 2 weeks and review our policy in line with this. At that point, should the infection rate remain low and the risks reduced, we will look at the possibility of implementing socially distanced garden visits.

I’d like to reassure you that our processes still remain in place to protect everyone in our care.

Our housekeeping team continue to keep the home spotlessly clean to reduce the risk of any viral contamination on hard surfaces. The team do not wear their uniforms to work and are changing in the home prior to commencing duty and then changing back into their outdoor clothes before they leave to go home.

We have meticulously planned to make sure we always have an adequate supply of PPE to keep all our team members and residents safe.

As always, our residents and staff remain our primary focus and we will continue to keep you updated with any changes to our practices.

Website

Our technical issues have been resolved and our website is now back up and running. We would like to apologies once again for any inconvenience.

Information will continue to be available on our website: www.cullifordhouse.co.uk, via email, our Facebook page and sending out electronic newsletters via mail chimp. If you would like to sign up to receive news, please follow our link on our website.

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If you have any queries regarding our management of Covid-19, you can email jeanette.acourt@cullifordhouse.co.uk

So, what have we been up to this week!

Crafting –All didn’t go to plan with our printing efforts this week! But the main thing was, we all had fun!

Reminiscence – We enjoyed sharing memories of our favourite cakes, especially the baking and the aromas of home cooking.

Thank you, Sarah, for the lovely ginger cake we had for tea on Wednesday. This was a request from the residents and it smelt lovely. We look forward to the next one!

Take care and keep safe

I will continue to keep you updated weekly with what we’ve been up to and any new Covid-19 information and updates.

Jeanette A’Court
Quality Manager

Weekly News update 26th June 2020

As we enter our fourth month of Lockdown and begin to see the national easing of restrictions, we are still not in a position to open our home for relatives to visit their loved ones. We are awaiting new government and local guidance around this and will be sure to update you all as soon as we can resume visiting albeit in a different way than before. Hopefully, we will see the return of this warmer weather which might allow visits to take place in our garden. But in the meantime, please note that during spells of hot weather, we will be facilitating window visits by opening the patio window in the dining room. Booking of these visits is essential and we advise you to continue to book your visits in the usual way.

Should your loved one become acutely unwell or be approaching their final days of life we are able to accommodate essential visits. In these circumstances we can allow up to 2 relatives from the same household at any time to visit subject to the following arrangements:

  • Hands must be washed before coming into the Home
  • Temperature must be taken by the Head of Care or Senior Carer before coming into the home and this must be below 37.8C.
  • Relatives must be open and honest and inform the Home if they have been isolating or symptomatic in the previous 14 days.
  • You will need to wear the appropriate PPE during the visit. A donning and doffing station for this will made available in the front porch.

We continue to work as safely as possible to minimise the likelihood of the virus entering our home. Our isolation period for any new admissions from hospital remains at 14 days irrespective of a negative test result in hospital prior to discharge. This is based on the current Gov.UK information and guidance.

With the ongoing help and co-operation of all our relatives, visiting professionals, contractors and staff, we are managing to keep all our residents safe and well and free from the COVI-19 virus.

Thank you

We also want to thank our staff at Culliford for their continued commitment in delivering compassionate care in these difficult circumstances. Staff will continue to use PPE and wearing face coverings. During the current heatwave and into the summer we are very aware of the particular challenges staff face whilst wearing PPE.

Living well

Janet and Stephanie, our Living Well team continue to provide a varied programme providing things to do, including art and craft, baking, games and puzzles, gardening and facilitating keeping in touch with loved ones using Skype and Facetime.

So, what have we been up to this last week!

Sharing memories of Dancing

We enjoyed watching video clips of different dances, these included the jive, twist, square dances, more formal dances and the Mississippi dip. Sandra shared her fond memories of going to the Weymouth pavilion for dances.

Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

On Wednesday we paid tribute to the life of Dame Vera Lynn. She was the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two. Her voice lifted spirits during the darkest hours and even during these unprecedented times. I do hope you were able to join us on our live Facebook singalong and join in with some of her most memorable songs. Everyone was in fine voice and it was lovely to come together in song and celebration of her life. This was followed by a high tea! All enjoyed the Pimm’s and the scones were delicious.

You can still watch our tribute to Dame Vera Lynn by visiting our Facebook page

And finally, over the last few weeks John has been working on completing his model of a red arrow. His patience has paid off and is delighted with the result.Well done John!

Take care and keep safe

Jeanette A’Court – Quality Manager

Weekly News update 19th June 2020

We are delighted to let you know that we are now able to ease some of the visiting restrictions currently in place at Culliford House.

From Monday 22nd June it will be possible for you to arrange an open window visit with your relative or friend by pre-booking a visit appointment directly with the Home.

Our priority continues to be preventing the spread of Covid-19 and maintaining the safety and well-being of our residents, their visitors and our staff. We hope you will understand that by permitting even restricted visiting in this way we cannot guarantee that the risk of infection is removed completely, but by following the measures described below, we can significantly minimise that risk.

We will arrange for you to see and talk to you relative or loved one through an open window in the conservatory. We will ask you to maintain a two-metre distance from the window and request that you wear your own face covering.

For the time-being we cannot offer window visiting without an appointment or visiting within the building itself, and therefore current restrictions will still apply.

How to arrange a visit

  • You should telephone the home to book a visit
  • Visits will be for a maximum of 30 minutes and limited to two visitors from the same household
  • We aim to ensure all our residents receive a visit wherever possible and so the number of pre-bookable visit times may be limited
  • If you arrive late for your pre-booked visit, the length of your visit will be reduced to ensure that other visits can go ahead on time
  • If you decide to cancel your visit, please let the Home know as soon as possible
  • All visitors must wear their own face covering when visiting and maintain a 2-meter distance
  • We request that you do not visit if you are unwell or if any members of your household are self-isolating
  • If your relative or loved one is cared for in bed and does not have a bedroom on the ground floor, we will do all we can to facilitate a visit in exceptional circumstances, otherwise this may not be possible until visiting within the building is permitted.

Social bubbles

Unfortunately, given that our residents are categorised in the most vulnerable group at Culliford we are classed as a group living environment, the recent announcement about creating a social bubble cannot yet apply to our home. This is because for one person to explore these new freedoms risks everybody at Culliford House.

I do hope you welcome these first steps towards visiting; but if you have any questions or concerns whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch.   Thank you in advance for your patience and on-going co-operation.

Testing for staff and residents

The whole home testing programme for all residents and staff took place over three days last week. As I mentioned last week testing both residents and staff means, those who test positive can be isolated, reducing the number of people who can spread the virus and protecting the most vulnerable. It also helps to build up a strategic understanding of the prevalence of the virus in local areas and the sector as a whole.

We are pleased to announce that the full set of test results are back and all have all been negative.

If you have any queries regarding our management of Covid-19 you can email jeanette.acourt@cullifordhouse.co.uk

Your Feedback is important to us

Last week I sent out quality assurance questionnaires. We thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about our service. If you are able to return any completed questionnaires by 29th June, this would be much appreciated. Where possible, please use email: jeanette.acourt@cullifordhouse.co.uk. Thank you.

What have we been up to this week!

Crafting

We’ve been busy decorating salt dough tiles, as you can see the results are brilliant and very eye catching. We have some very creative talent at Culliford!

Keeping connected

Thank you to Ray and Pam for sending in a selection of short story books for our book club. Our residents would love to receive a written short story from adults/children/grandchildren, any topic or idea, so please do send them to us.

Facebook Live singalong – we invite you to join us on Wednesday 24th June at 2.30PM on Facebook, for our Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn.

She was the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two. Her voice lifted spirits during the darkest hours and even during these unprecedented times. It would be lovely to come together in song and in celebration of her life.

Take care and keep safe

Jeanette A’Court – Quality Manager

Weekly News update 12th June 2020

Our primary focus remains on keeping all of our residents safe and our staff well-equipped and protected so that they can continue to observe the very highest standards of care, cleanliness and infection control throughout Culliford House. Therefore, it was agreed last week that all existing infection prevention and risk management strategies would remain in place. We are confident that it is the right step to take. We all need to stay vigilant to protect those we care about and not undo all of the hard work that everyone – staff, residents and relatives – have done so far. As soon as it is deemed safe to do so we will look to lift restrictions on visiting in a controlled manner.

We will be reviewing this again at the end of the month.

Once again, many thanks for your continued support as we move through this pandemic and please be reassured that the actions we have taken, and continue to take have reflected the most current guidance and advice published by the UK Government, Public Health England and our local council.

Thank you again in advance for your patience and on-going co-operation.

Your Feedback is important to us

Culliford House is committed in providing high quality care and services. We value your feedback and would like you to tell us of your relative/friends experience at Culliford House during the pandemic an in our response and management of COVID-19. In order to give you the opportunity to provide your feedback, while the Home’s website is under maintenance, I will be sending out a questionnaire for you to complete and return if you are happy and able to do so.

We thank you in advance for taking the time to provide feedback about our service and would appreciate all completed questionnaires to be returned to jeanette.acourt@cullifordhouse.co.uk or by post if necessary.

Testing for staff and residents

The whole home testing programme for all residents and staff took place over three days this week and commenced on Monday. Testing was carried out by our Deputy Manager Marnie Moors. Testing both residents and staff means, those who test positive can be isolated, reducing the number of people who can spread the virus and protecting the most vulnerable. It also helps to build up a strategic understanding of the prevalence of the virus in local areas and the sector as a whole.

We are currently awaiting the return of the full set of test results; the ones we have had results for so far have all been negative.

A big thank you once again to Marnie for carrying out our testing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What have we been up to in the last week!

This week is Carers Week (8-15th June) 

This week is the annual campaign to recognise the challenges that unpaid carers face and the contribution they make to families and our local communities. This year’s theme is ‘making caring visible’ which is particularly fitting given the additional pressures we know many carers are facing right now during COVID- 19.

We will be showing our support and residents have been busy creating posters to be displayed in our windows at Culliford.

Interesting Game! What can you see?

We had lots of fun trying to guess what these pictures could be!

 

Take care and keep safe

I will continue to keep you updated weekly with what we’ve been up to and any new Covid19 information and updates.

Jeanette A’Court

Quality Manager

 

Weekly News update 5th June 2020

Our primary focus throughout this pandemic remains on keeping all of our residents safe and our staff well-equipped and protected so that they can continue to observe the very highest standards of care, cleanliness and infection control throughout Culliford House.

Two weeks ago, we all agreed to align our lifting of the lockdown restrictions to the governments ‘five-stage’ plan. When aligning care homes to these five stages, we would need to reach stage two at the earliest before being able to consider relaxing any of our current restrictions. Until recently we have been at stage 4 and with the planned opening of shops later this month and further easing of restrictions it will see us move towards Stage 3. In order to begin easing restrictions, we would need to consider the following measures for a phased lifting of restrictions. These included:

  • Added resources to manage social distancing and garden visits
  • Maximum time limit of 30mins per visit only and facilitating/scheduling these visits
  • 2 members of the same household to visit only
  • Temperature checks
  • Face coverings to be worn when visiting
  • Provision of hand gels/additional cleaning
  • Visitors to be well and members of their household to be well.

All of these considerations would require resourcing and increase pressure on our staff team which at this present time we are reluctant to do.

Following our review this week it was agreed that while we are all eager to get back to our normal way of life, relaxing these measures too quickly, increase the risk to our residents and staff and will compromise all the good work that has taken place so far. The Risk is still too high and so the procedures that we currently have in place will remain for now.

We are very grateful for your continued support, understanding and consideration during this difficult time, knowing the impact this has both on our residents and relatives.

 

Resident and Staff Testing

A new online portal launched by Government now makes it easier for care homes to arrange coronavirus testing, with access to deliveries of COVID-19 test kits. All care home staff and residents in England are eligible for testing, whether or not they are displaying symptoms. Testing asymptomatic workers helps prevent and control outbreaks. It means those who test positive can be isolated, reducing the number of people who can spread the virus and protecting the most vulnerable. It also helps to build up a strategic understanding of the prevalence of the virus in local areas and the sector as a whole.

Test results for residents will be communicated to the care home managers. This information will also be provided to councils in order to help manage coronavirus outbreaks in local areas.

We have now registered on to the portal and are being sent out test kits next week. For those relatives that are appointed attorneys for health and welfare will be contacted via email and telephone in order to discuss testing arrangements in line with the MCA Act 2005.

If you have any further questions around testing you can contact Marnie Moors or email marnie.moors@cullifordhouse.co.uk

Employee of the month – Janet Legg Living Well Co-ordinator

Janet has been an inspiration to the home since she joined us. Janet has faced many Challenges in the last few months which have been exceptional during the lockdown and ongoing pandemic. Janet has certainly taken the lead in lifting the spirits of our residents and maintaining the connections with relatives virtually as well as reflecting daily life on our Facebook page. Janet is always coming up with new ideas and suggestions to improve service delivery during this pandemic ensuring our residents are living well! Janet maintains a consistent professional approach towards her colleagues, Residents and relatives at all times and is passionate about taking the home forward. Well done!

 

 

 

What have we been up to this week!

Our Virtual choir practice took place on Wednesday. Everyone was in fine voice and thank you to our choir master Paul Chetar.

We’ve been enjoying the lovely weather this week and trying to keep cool! We’re keeping ourselves very busy and some of the residents have been busy baking and crafting.

Finally, we want to thank all our staff at Culliford for their continued commitment in delivering compassionate care in these difficult circumstances.

I will continue to keep you updated weekly with what we’ve been up to and any new Covid19 information and updates.

Take care and keep safe

Jeanette A’Court

Quality Manager

 

Weekly News update 29th May 2020

A message from Suzanne Jackson Proprietor/Registered Manager   

I hope that all our readers and relatives are managing to keep safe and well during these challenging times?

Here at Culliford we are maintaining our upbeat outlook and, thanks to our committed staff team who are continuing to care, support and keep our resident’s spirits lifted during this pandemic.

As you can imagine day to day life at Culliford has changed, the pace has been replaced with the stoic resolution of everyone pulling together. During our recent VE Day celebrations it’s been heart-warming to see our residents drawing on their own life experiences to help others stay strong during this time.

Our team here at Culliford have shown great resilience in their ability to adapt to a new working environment. Each day our staff come into work in good spirits to ensure that not only the physical needs of all our residents are met, but also their emotional needs. Everyone is certainly missing their loved ones and all the simple things in life we have all taken for granted. Infection prevention & control, social interaction & stimulation and the ability to stay connected through the various forms of technology, have become the most important in our daily lives.

As we continue to move through these challenging times, I want to thank our relatives and our local community for their continued support and understanding during these uncertain times.

I am grateful too for the wonderful show of support we have received from individuals, businesses and the local schools from across the community. Your acts of kindness have made a huge difference to our residents and staff team.

Finally, I also want to thank all of our wonderful residents for keeping the spirits of our staff lifted as we too are missing our families and friends.

NHS Clinical Support to Care Homes

Our local clinical commission group (CCG) have been in touch, specifically regarding the Clinical Lead role in respect of our care home and access to infection control training/support.

The role of Clinical Lead is currently being discussed nationally as a move towards a more consistent approach in supporting care homes across the country. The clinical lead is the person who has oversight of the clinical care provided by the multidisciplinary health care team that you have contact with currently. It is important to note however, that the medical responsibility for individual residents remains with the registered GP, which may therefore be different to the Clinical Lead.

 

This week we have participated in ‘virtual’ PPE training facilitated by our local CCG. Our training involved updates and demonstrations on PPE procedures and hand hygiene in relation to the changes during COVID 19.

Eyes Down!

Everyone enjoyed Wednesday’s afternoon Bingo. Great fun had by all.

Weekly News update 22nd May 2020

On Sunday 10th May the Prime Minister announced a ‘five-stage’ plan to begin easing the current lockdown restrictions. When aligning care homes to these five stages, we would need to reach stage two at the earliest before being able to consider relaxing any of our current restrictions. Therefore, while we are all eager to get back to our normal way of life, currently the risk to our residents and staff is still high and so the procedures that we currently have in place will remain for now.

I know this is difficult to hear as we are all desperate to see our loved ones in person as soon as possible, but until we are confident that it is the right step to take we all need to stay vigilant to protect those we care about and not undo all of the hard work that everyone – staff, residents and relatives – have done so far. As soon as it is deemed safe to do so we will look to lift restrictions on visiting in a controlled manner.

CQC Emergency framework

The Emergency Support Framework has recently been launched by CQC. It has been developed to provide a structured framework for the regular conversations that inspectors are having with providers, and is part of its regulatory approach during the coronavirus pandemic.

Our inspector will be contacting us in the coming weeks to work through the new framework with us.

Keeping connected

It’s been lovely to see many of you have been taking advantage of technology and staying in touch with your loved ones, be it over Skype, Messenger or by following the activities on Facebook. We continue to deliver person-centred activities and care to our residents, and it is our pleasure to be able to share these moments with you as best we can.

 

Residents have also been busy painting roses to send to families and St Osmunds school thanked us on their Facebook page for our messages.

If you have any queries regarding our management of Covid-19 you can email jeanette.acourt@cullifordhouse.co.uk

Weekly News update 15th May 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday 10th May, we can confirm that there are no changes being made in our current Covd19 action plan at this time, although we continue to keep the situation under review.

Our primary focus remains on keeping all of our residents safe and our staff well-equipped and protected so that they can continue to observe the very highest standards of care, cleanliness and infection control throughout Culliford House.

This continues to be a challenge for us as we remain closed to visitors including family and friends. This has meant that a large chunk of normality continues to be missing. We are of course fully aware of the impact on our residents well- being and the whole team continues to provide and maintain an element of normality to the home in supporting our residents.

Once again, many thanks for your continued support as we move through this worldwide pandemic and please be reassured that the actions we have taken, and continue to take have reflected the most current guidance and advice published by the UK Government, Public Health England and Dorset Councils Adult commissioning team.

Thank you in advance for your patience and on-going co-operation.

Weekly News update 7th May 2020

We would like to extend our thanks to all the relatives that have been in touch with their messages of support.

Over the coming weeks we will continue to update you on any new actions we are currently taking to keep your loved ones safe.

I thought today I would give you an insight into our food provision and food supplies. With mealtimes being such an important part and ‘highlight’ of the day, we are pleased to say that the majority of our residents are enjoying their main meal in the dining room.

We are very thankful to all our food suppliers doing an exceptional job of delivering to us. In addition, Suzanne the Proprietor and Registered Manger continues to keep the shelves and freezers filled with additional food items and always ensures a batch of rock cakes are delivered to the residents on a Monday morning and her famous fruit cake doesn’t go amiss! We haven’t experienced any food shortages and don’t foresee any problems in the coming weeks.

Our Head Cook and team continue to provide varied and balanced meals throughout the day. They are also subject to the current infection control measures when visiting residents to carry out daily meal choices.

We have robust food safety management systems in place and continue to follow the Food Standard Agency advice on cleaning and food safety processes. We are also careful with our food trolleys and trays which are subject to an additional level of cleaning both to and from the kitchen.

PPE

In recent weeks there has been significant coverage in the news with concerns around frontline health and social care workers having the necessary protective equipment (PPE) to carry out their vital roles.

This has been an ongoing concern and anxiety for all of us and we are working hard to ensure we have the necessary PPE e.g. gloves, aprons, face shields, surgical masks, gowns, as well as hand gels, cleaning and sanitizing products.

We want to reassure you that the safety of our residents and staff is paramount. At present we have sufficient levels of PPE stock and we have secured recurring supplies. We also maintain regular communication with Dorset Council’s Adult commissioning team who are supplying us with additional PPE.

We continue to follow robust Public Health England Procedures. We have also continued to provide staff with clear guidance on when specific items should be worn as well as how to use PPE to achieve maximum effect.