From: Kents Hill Manager <manager.kents.hill@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 19 March 2020 19:50
To: Kents Hill Admin <kents.hill@xxxxxxxxxx>; Sarah Haywood
So today has been busy busy again, I have had to write many letters to schools
regarding the staff being excempt, the schools are actually being supportive
and have also put on breakfast clubs and after school clubs free of charge !
All the residents remain well, I have had 1 staff who is a nurse, Heather, who
is having to self isolate as her son has symptoms, (he is actually in boarding
school but had to collect him) they are not testing him. Also and I know she
won’t mind me telling you, Jess (admin) mum had symptoms and was told by NHS
111 to self isolate. I insisted that she gets tested, as if Jess were to self
isolate with her for 2 weeks, this would affect the home drastically. Her mum
was tested and it came back as bacterial tonsillitis! And she needs
antibiotics. This has raised many questions which I have shared with Head
office, Milton Keynes Council, CCG and Public Health. As people may be at home
with the classic symptoms, told to self isolate, yet they may have something
that is treatable as in this case!
We have had a lovely day, lots of laughs and giggles, for lunch we had homemade
lasagne and garlic bread, with spotted dick and toffee sauce. For tea we had
homemade quiche and beans and broccoli & mint soup and peaches and cream.
We have over ordered on food stock and have had to adjust delivery times at a
request from the suppliers which does not affect us at all.
We are still deep cleaning all the touch bases surfaces, the home smells lovely
Actives wise, we have had keep fit, our usual coffee and cake club, 1:1 on the
nursing floor, including doing puzzles and crosswords, on dementia, singing &
dancing and arts & crafts. There was also an outing for ground floor, where
they went to Bow Brick Hill via the villages, so lovely scenic views, followed
by a picnic on the bus. The residents have been in great spirits and have been
keeping us going, we had such a giggle with the queue for the toilet before
they all went on the outing. I was teaching them the medical term for needing a
wee, (micturition) and somehow the conversation got onto me and they were all
saying I procrastinate too much. The staff on the dementia floor have come up
with a great idea how to get the residents to wash their hands, which is the
residents teaching and showing the the staff..
We have an iPad in the home which we do use for activities, I am trying to
fathom out how we can set up Skype on it so bare with me.
As it’s Mother’s Day in Sunday, you are welcome to come and bring your mums
gifts etc, But again cannot come in the home. You are still able to take your
loved one out, I can’t control that, but yet again I would strongly advise
going to any community area.
I have got some great photos, there are no names so it is confidential, these
Please please keep safe and well and please do not worry about the residents
they are all fine. If you want to send a personal email I can print it off and
read and give it too them, or if you want to write a letter (they love letters
and postcards etc) we can read it too then too.
If I can remind you all, if you haven't already to vote for staff on the mmcg
website for the nominations for the care awards, at present, it is still going
ahead in July, they all deserve to be recognised and I know that would mean the
world to them
Take care and speak to you all tomorrow xxx
Love us all
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