22 February 2019

Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen

Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen

On seeing the featured picture, and knowing the individual roles, most people would think; what on earth are the Registered Manager, Head of Nursing and Wellbeing Companion of Birtley House all doing cleaning up the nursing home kitchen? But initially when I saw it, I thought “Oh, must have been a busy day, did we have an event?” because on knowing the type of hard working people we have in our care home, I know that these three and many others step beyond their everyday duties and ‘muck in’ with circumstances that require extra help, therefore, the picture did not surprise me and more gave me another reason to be proud of working for Birtley House. On catching up with Tim Whalley our Director and Nominated Individual later that morning however, he informed me that the dishwasher had experienced a substantial leak which went on to flood the kitchen and had begun spilling into the hallway. After responding to the 5am call out, Tim arrived and joined in the mass clean up, managing to stop it from reaching the next corridor which residents use.

With a house of multiple occupancy and staff numbers day and night to cater for, a broken down dishwasher is far from ideal. But thanks to the team spirit and quick response, our team managed the care home utility crisis in a ‘whistle while we work’ type manner. And again, I’ll refer to that motto we love to use “Teamwork makes the dream work”.

Although I did wonder at one point in this particular picture, what Sylwia was about to do with that frying pan...

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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