We wanted to share with you an update on how Brookside Residential Home is dealing with the current pandemic.
Sunday 24 January 2021 marked an important moment and a Huge Milestone against the prevention of Covid-19. Vaccinations took place at Brookside, for those staff members and residents who have opted to take up the offer of the vaccine.
We want to reassure you that we will continue to follow current guidance regarding our infection control practices as it is imperative we still protect those who are unable to have the vaccine.
Our testing regime is robust. Our residents are PCR tested once a month and staff members receive three tests per week – a combination of two lateral flow tests and one PCR test. This regime will continue until we are advised otherwise by the government.
The temperature of our residents is taken once a day as an additional measure to highlight any possible Covid-19 symptoms. Staff members are temperature checked at the start of their shifts when they report for duty.
We are currently not admitting any new residents to Brookside. We feel this is another way we can minimise the risk of Covid-19 entering our home.
As you are possibly already aware, the use of our visitor pod is currently suspended. This will remain the case whilst community transmission of the virus is still so active. You are still more than welcome to come to Brookside for a ‘window visit’. We do understand that these restrictions are very difficult for yourselves and your loved ones. Please be assured we are taking these measures to protect everybody and they are constantly under review.
All of our policies and procedures relevant to managing the pandemic are under constant review and any amendments made accordingly.
Please always rest assured we are looking after everyone’s mental and physical well-being at Brookside. We are continuously monitoring each resident in our care and how they are coping and constantly reviewing any additional ways we can support them and keeping them happy and stimulated.
We really miss all of your lovely faces and hope we can get back to some kind of normality in the not so distant future.
Please feel free to contact us at any time if you wish to discuss anything. and a letter has also gone out to our resident’s families.
With best wishes from Hayley and the team at Brookside. x

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