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Vimla starts her Maternity leave
16 March 2016
Vimla starts her Maternity leave.

With her 3rd baby due in just a couple of weeks time, it's time for Senior staff  nurse Vimla Koolash to start her Maternity leave. Surrounded by a large group of staff and residents, Karen presented Vimla with gifts and flowers.

 

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Surrey 1/2 Marathon
14 March 2016
Surrey 1/2 Marathon

Many congratulations to Steve (Head of Kitchen), Rudo (Clinical Lead) and Melinda (Care Assistant) who ran the Surrey half marathon yesterday, in aid of charity. Steve alone raised £800 for Pancreatic Cancer research - a tremendous effort. 

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Celebrating St. David's Day
02 March 2016
Celebrating St. David's Day

Celebrations in Afternoon Activities were made extra special with the visit of the great Grandchildren of Birtley Resident, Mr Bob Jones. Amy looked charming in her traditional Welsh Costume, carrying a basket of daffodils, the national symbol of Wales, while her brother Dylan looked equally smart for the occasion.     

 

 

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Goose Eggs for sale!
01 March 2016
Goose Eggs for sale!

Goose eggs are on sale in Reception, currently priced at £1.00, but the next batch will be £1.50 each. Each egg is marked with the date that it was laid.

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Birtley Residents join SafeMotion Trial
23 February 2016
Birtley Residents join SafeMotion Trial

Birtley Residents, Mr. Mayar & Mrs. Davis have agreed to participate in a trial to investigate the use of a smartwatch application in a Care setting.The watches provide a means of quickly alerting staff to any problems; the location of the resident can be monitored; messages can be sent to the watch and calendar reminders can be set, controlled and administered centrally e.g. time to take medication. 

 

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Happy Birthday Gladys - 105 today!
13 February 2016
Happy Birthday Gladys - 105 today!

Born in 1911, Mrs Amey is 105 today and was delighted to receive her all-important card from The Queen.

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Signs of Spring
11 February 2016
Signs of Spring

There are signs that Spring is on its way within the beautiful gardens & grounds,  Whilst there's still a 'nip' in the air, it's lovely to see the surroundings coming to life.

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Spring: a poem by three Residents
04 February 2016
Spring: a poem by three Residents

Written in January by Birtley Residents, Mary Mirecki, Iris Newton and Pat Scrase, the following poem captures the very essence of spring in the countryside.

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Curry Supper Success
21 January 2016
Curry Supper Success

On Thursday 14th January, Chef Steve and assistant Aurimas produced a delicious curry supper for the Residents, which was served in the Orangery and thoroughly enjoyed by all those who came along for the feast.

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Winter sunrise
19 January 2016
Winter sunrise

As the sun rose over the lake on this wintery morning, Simon Whalley was out with his camera, snapping away...

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18 March 2019
Notes from our future history
Notes from our future history
08 March 2019
Creating Joy with the Carousel Theatre Company
Creating Joy with the Carousel Theatre Company

The Carousel Theatre Company put on a puppet show for our residents at Birtley House  

22 February 2019
Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen
Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen

'Teamwork makes the dream work'

13 February 2019
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

11 February 2019
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
31 January 2019
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley

Another day for intergenerational learning to take place

24 January 2019
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit Birtley Residents
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit our Birtley Residents

Safety talks

18 January 2019
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends

A group coffee morning for all to enjoy

11 January 2019
Recovery from a Palliative care case
Recovery from a Palliative care case

Well rested and returning home...

20 December 2018
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!

A family affair at our annual Carol concert

 
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