Coronavirus – Update for all residents and families (24th March 2020)
The government announcement about the countrywide lockdown last night has instructed everyone to stay at home under strict controls for the next three weeks. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51711227)
During this period of “lockdown”, we will be following the government measures carefully and stopping all visits, unless in exceptional circumstances. This will help reduce the possibility of anyone bringing the virus into Middleton Hall. There is a local care home that now has two confirmed cases of Coronavirus, probably brought inadvertently by a visitor, so we will continue to be very careful to reduce any risks of potential infection.
Currently we believe that we are as well organised as we can be for the situation and although we have several Co-owners (staff) self-isolating as a precaution, we have no confirmed cases. Our Co-owners are doing a great job in frankly very difficult circumstances and I am extremely grateful for their hard work and dedication. Please feel free to let them know (by email or telephone) if you agree – feedback is a great morale boost!
There are a number of ways that we will try and make this easier (in addition to the measures that we have previously communicated over the last few weeks):
- We have extended the range of items available from Middleton Hall’s shop
- We have ordered 10 tablets, in addition to the iPads that we already have, to make video calling through Skype more accessible for residents and families – they are due to arrive this weekend, so should be set up ready by Monday in each service. We suggest that video calling is the best way for families to remain in touch and will try and make it as easy as possible for residents
- We have ordered some additional telephone handsets as we have found some of the telephones in rooms were missing
If you have any questions or ideas, please preferably email (as they are very busy) or telephone reception. As a reminder the direct dial numbers for our Care Services are:
Middleton Grove 01325 331443
Middleton Gardens 01325 331441
Middleton Court 01325 331442
Middleton Oaks 01325 331445
Thank you for your support and encouragement in dealing with the pandemic.
Please keep yourself and your family safe at this incredibly difficult time.