At Sweetcroft our first priority is always the safety of residents, colleagues and visitors in our family run home. With the annual threat of norovirus or influenza, our home manager, Wendy, is already well versed in infection control and has clear processes in place to prevent and contain infections among both residents and team members. However, we are not complacent about the coronavirus outbreak or the potential risks it may pose for older people.
We want to reassure you that, whilst we are doing our best to keep care home life as normal as possible for residents, we are continuing to assess the situation nationally and locally, and to put in place measures to reduce the risk of the virus inadvertently being brought into the home.
Temporary restrictions on visits
As residents in our care home are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all visits from relatives and friends, unless in exceptional circumstances. We do not take this decision lightly, but feel that reducing all but vital visitors in to our home will help protect the health and safety of residents. We recognise that will concern some people, but we do ask for your support. If you feel your personal circumstances warrant a visit, please contact the home manager, Wendy, before you travel to the home.
Our intention is to follow public health advice to determine when visits will return to normal, which means that as things currently stand, our initial estimate is that these restrictions may be in place for up to 12 weeks.
We will continue to do our best to support residents to keep in touch with loved ones via other methods, such as phone and video calls, letters or emails in the short term. Please view our ‘Sweetcroft Residential Care Home’ Facebook for daily updates.
New care enquiries
We are still accepting admissions, and those looking for care should contact the Care Home on 01895 230009.
We may still be recruiting for the home, but measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of residents and staff.