As always, we continue to follow Government and local Public Health guidance. We want to reassure you that we are continuing to do all that we can to ensure that visiting is possible. In consultation with public Health Dorset and the local authority we continue to follow local policy and guidance.
Public Health Dorset are now working closely with partners in adult social care, NHS Dorset, CCG and care homes to ensure all necessary measures are being taken. We were asked to review our visiting policy and risk assessments to ensure we are following best practice. Public Health Dorset have advised that on balance care homes are to continue visits and this is to be reviewed weekly by PHD and the local authority.
Public Health Dorset Latest Coronavirus updates for 1st October 2020 https://www.publichealthdorset.org.uk/your-health/protecting-your-health/latest-updates-on-covid-19-in-dorset.aspx
We are still in the process of risk assessing and we’ll be giving an update next week.
Infection Control Grant Update
Earlier in the pandemic the government announced that all care homes were going to receive Adult Social Care grant funding worth £600 million to help with infection control.
Local authorities were obliged to pass 80% of the funding to care homes on a ‘per bed’ basis and to CQC -regulated community care providers, including those that support the self-funded residents, on a ‘per user’ basis.
We were lucky enough to receive a share of this funding, that has enabled us to take extra steps to support the following measures at Culliford during the pandemic.
- Public Health England Covid-19 awareness training for all staff
- Donning and Doffing Training
- Additional Staff hours to cover furloughed/shielding staff
- Provision of staff to carry out weekly staff testing and monthly testing for residents
- Purchase of additional equipment such as Gazebo, outdoor heater. I-pads and additional staff uniforms,
- Additional equipment stations for Infection Control – PPE & Donning and Doffing stations
- Perspex screens and COVID-19 signage
Our priority continues to be preventing the spread of COVID-19 and maintaining the safety and well-being of our residents, staff, and visitors. We want to thank you again for all your ongoing understanding, patience, and support.
On Tuesday John completed his race for life challenge. Great determination right to the very end despite the rain!
John has walked a total of 10,000 steps and raised over £295
Well done John and thank you to all those who have donated