Manucourt’s commitment to keeping residents & staff safe
In recent weeks, the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has turned our world upside down.
Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by the situation. COVID-19 is the greatest challenge of our generation, matched only by the challenges faced by many of our residents in wartime.
In those times, humanity rose to the occasion and prevailed. We have hope and confidence that we will collectively fight this new war with determination, love, empathy, kindness and good understanding.
At Barton Lodge and Woodley Grange, we have carefully listened to advice provided by the government, NHS & World Health Organisation and have implemented measures to keep our residents and staff safe during this time. The decisions we have made were difficult ones, but the health and safety of our residents and staff are our top priority and we are profoundly grateful for your understanding and support during these uncertain times.
Since 11th March, to protect our residents and staff and limit the spread of COVID-19, we have taken the following actions:
- We have limited entry to only those who are essential to the running of the homes including carers, new residents, maintenance contractors and healthcare professionals. All family visits (unless of vital medical importance) and outside entertainment have been cancelled until further notice.
- We have introduced stringent entrance criteria, and screening for anyone who enters the homes.
- We have stopped all open days, events and day-care provision to limit exposure to outside sources.
- Delivery drivers have been asked to leave items outside the homes for staff to sanitise and quarantine any items before use.
- We have adhered to strict hygiene guidelines as laid out by the NHS and WHO
Our activities teams have been working extremely hard to keep residents entertained and stimulated, and we have plenty of fun and engaging activities lined up for the coming weeks.
We appreciate that the limitations on visits and show-arounds is difficult and we understand that during this time communication is vital. Therefore, for new residents, we have introduced virtual show-arounds and for existing residents, we have facilitated communication via Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. We have also increased the frequency of our newsletters and Facebook posts, as well as continued to contact families directly where appropriate.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support and understanding during this difficult time and we are excited for the day where it is safe for us to welcome families and communities back to Barton Lodge and Woodley Grange.