Hames Hall Residential and Nursing Home in Cockermouth – Springtime!

Everyone at Hames Hall Residential and Nursing Home in Cockermouth
has joined in with the Cockermouth community in celebrating the 251st birthday of William Wordsworth.
An array of fresh and created daffodils have graced the home.
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Virtual poetry with the Wordsworth trust 

The poetry group welcomed two new enthusiasts this month

The theme this month ‘Thoughts on hope’ – I Hope
 I hope
For joy and happiness, for family and friends,
 I hope
I can go to Somerset, home of my ancestors,
 I hope
Life will be kind to my children,
 I hope
They will use their brains, have a good life
With a good wife.
 I hope
We can create
A world of togetherness.
I hope
To go to Newcastle
I hope
This virus goes away
I hope
For a future, based on civility.
I hope
The world will stop and think
I hope
We will all be kind to one another
I hope
For peace
By Bunty, Evan, Elsie, Mary, Vilma, Jean,
Kayley and Lilian.

A welcome return of loved ones in the home

Monday 8th March was a day of celebration. As rules now allow one family member to be able to enter the home again, following a negative lateral flow test.
We have a safe designated area at the entrance to the home, where the tests will take place. Information will be requested. This will be used to support the COVID-19 track and trace. It will be stored securely and destroyed after 28 days.
Our ‘visitor’s booth’, the adapted area of the conservatory will continue as usual for visitors.
Our residents and staff receiving their second vaccination this month. This gives everyone added reassurance.

Pamper day at Hames Hall Residential and Nursing Home in Cockermouth

The staff gave a special pamper afternoon, with face masks, massages and manicures. Not forgetting the lovely glass of ‘bubbly’ to complete the experience.
Mothers day & Special birthdays
The home has seen spring flowers in abundance. As well as some delicious cakes!
We celebrated a special 100th birthday with Jean who donned her special tiara with pride. We celebrated with Edith and Mary on their special days too.
Many thanks to all our staff for making everyone’s day so special to them. Also a big ‘thank you’ to Haley our cook for the beautiful birthday cakes she makes for everyone.

National Day of Reflection at Hames Hall Residential and Nursing Home in Cockermouth

At 12 noon on March 23rd our residents and staff observed the national minute’s silence. This was in remembrance of those who have sadly died due to the pandemic.

World Wildlife Day

Our world wildlife quiz winning trophy went to Noreen.

St Patricks Day celebrated at Hames Hall Residential and Nursing Home in Cockermouth

We celebrated St Patrick’s Day with a good old Irish sing-a-long and a glass of Baileys Irish cream.

Tipples and tipsters!

On Friday 19th March everyone enjoyed a glass of their favourite ‘tipple’ while watching the horse racing tipsters at the Cheltenham festival ‘Gold Cup’. Sadly none of us picked the winner! Fond memories for two of our residents who lived and worked in Cheltenham.

Thank you

To Hannah for making all the residents their personalised activity packs. The packs included crossword puzzles, word searches (some in French for our residents that like to converse in their second language), a quiz and Sudoku.

Welcome Return!

This month we welcomed back, following their maternity leave Lisa and Stephanie. Everyone was delighted to see them and catch up with their news and photograph’s of their little ones.

Staff Congratulations

Congratulations from all the team to Alison who has received her Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Easter Parade at from all at Hames Hall Residential and Nursing Home in Cockermouth

Our residents have been busy making their Easter cards for family, friends and each other.
On Easter Sunday morning all our residents received a lovely handmade flower. Enclosed in the petals was a little chocolate egg. These were very thoughtfully crafted by Tina our housekeeper.
In the afternoon we watched a favourite movie ‘Easter Parade’. Afterwards we enjoyed a lovely buffet tea, hot cross buns, Easter nests, and some homemade scones with jam & cream! We also had a variety of delicate little sandwiches and savouries.

Easter Egg Dump!

On Easter Monday we held are annually egg dump competition, an old Cumbrian tradition.
A basket of golden eggs were handed out to each of our residents and staff. On the flip of a coin Jean went first and with her first tap, cracked staff Michelle’s egg ‘ the room erupted into a ‘fit of laughter’
The lucky winners received Easter eggs and cuddly Easter chics
1st Prize – Edith
2nd Prize – Jennifer
3rd Prize – Michael

Embracing New Digital Systems

Over the past few weeks the home has introduced two new digital systems to further improve the quality of care for our residents.
NOURISH – our new digital care planning system and COURTNEY THORNE’S digital nurse call system.
Many thanks to the trainers and engineers of both these systems. Also we wish to thank our colleagues’ Willow and Hannah who have took the lead in embracing the new systems and supporting all of us here with this.


We hope that soon we will be able to welcome everyone back to our wonderful home.
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Warmest regards
From all at Hames Hall