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Keeping our Care Homes Safe with Community Support

Whilst we remain well supplied with all items of personal protective equipment (PPE), we are overwhelmed and extremely grateful for all the donations and offers of support from the local community! 

The team at Ashview Nursing Home showing off their new masks whilst socially distancing

Following a plea from the Government, a number of car manufacturers switched their vehicle production facilities to make face shields/visors. In partnership with Crocodile Snaps, we have received a number of high-quality face shields from Nissan Motoring Group. Delivered in bulk to our head office, the parts – an elastic headband, a frame, and a see-through visor, were assembled by our Head Office support team and distributed to our care staff across the group!

Produced by local design labs, North London Collegiate School and the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Boys, we have also received a number of high-quality face protection shields. We are very grateful to the amazing teachers and staff members who have given up their time to ensure our staff are safely protected.

As part of the helping hands project, British skin care brand Medik8 kindly donated 100 x 30ml bottles of hand sanitisers to Westgate House Care Centre.

Hampden Hall have received headbands from local sewing group ‘Sewing for the NHS’ in Aylesbury.

Ashview Nursing Home have received crochet mask adaptors from local craft company, Pippa Pipsqueak Crafts.

In addition to making sure that our team members are kept safe whilst at work, we have taken extra steps to manage how our staff come in to the care home. 

Extra steps being taken by the team include the following…

  • The team do not wear their uniforms when travelling to or from the care homes
  • Limit what they bring in to the home and do not leave their bags or personal possessions in resident areas
  • Wash their hands when entering and leaving the building, as well as regularly throughout the day
  • Daily temperature checks for all on entering the building (anyone with a higher than normal temperature is asked to stay at home)
  • Follow the principles of social distancing 

All team members are aware of the policies and procedures we have in place and are up to date with infection controltraining.

Our policies on the utilisation of PPE comply with the guidance received from the Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe (please check this is most uptodate) 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

Whether your loved one lives or works in one of our care homes, rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to keep them safe during these unprecedented times.

If you have any specific questions about your loved one’s care, please contact your Home Manager. Alternatively, if you have any queries regarding our management of Covid-19 please e-mail: info@westgatehc.co.uk

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