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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Born in 1911, Mrs Amey is 105 today and was delighted to receive her all-important card from The Queen.
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.
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.
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.
The Carousel Theatre Company put on a puppet show for our residents at Birtley House
'Teamwork makes the dream work'
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Another day for intergenerational learning to take place
A group coffee morning for all to enjoy
Well rested and returning home...
A family affair at our annual Carol concert