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Coronavirus – UPDATE

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17th June 2020 

IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR VISITORS TO
BIRTLEY HOUSE AND MEWS

Further to our last online communication in May, we wanted to assure you that we continue to review the situation on a daily basis, taking into account all new information and making changes where necessary. For the last week we have been trialling visits from Residents family members and loved ones. These have been a success so far, and we will continue to arrange wherever possible by prior arrangement. For now, we continue to suspend all of our Day Club services and hope to reintroduce them later in the year.

Regarding new admissions: We are pleased to be able to continue admitting new Residents safely. Upon admission however, there is a strict 14 day isolation policy.

Our primary concern at Birtley House and Mews must be to our residents and staff and to the reduction of the risk of contraction and spread of Coronavirus. We thank you for your continued understanding to date and we very much appreciate all the support we have received from family members and residents. 

We continue to embrace technology and other creative ways of enabling our residents to keep in contact with their families, via Facetime, Skype or other similar means. If families can provide a suitable tablet or device this would be very helpful as we have a limited number of our own devices and this has become a very popular way for our residents to stay in touch with their families over the coming weeks.

We have also successfully recruited extra staff, so that we are ready should a more serious situation present itself within the home. other jobs are continuing to pop up so please head to our job opportunities page for more information

 

Once again thank you for your continued support and understanding in these challenging times. 

Sylwia Indycka, Registered Manager