February News from Chichester Hall Nursing Home in Cumbria.
Chichester Hall Nursing Home in Cumbria. After keeping clear of COVID-19 during the whole of 2020, sadly it finally made its way into the home at the beginning of February. We were devastated to say the least. The staff have worked so hard to protect our residents and each other for so long.
Since then we have been following severe lockdown restrictions. Churchlake Care, the Local Authority and all other agencies have been very supportive. Family members have also been very patient and understanding. We cannot thank them all enough, to say it has been challenging is an understatement. The staff have been exemplary throughout. Attending work with a smile on their faces each day, covering extra shifts, being very attentive to all residents. Staff also spent quality ‘one to one’ time with each of them . Unfortunately, residents have been confined to their rooms for the duration of the outbreak.
The residents for their part, have been brilliant, taking it all in their stride. They have been very appreciative of all the staff have done for them.
Regular testing of staff and residents continue. We are thankful that the residents and staff have received the first dose of the vaccine. The second dose, due in March
Valentines at Chichester Hall Nursing Home in Cumbria
Valentines day was celebrated with an afternoon tea ‘special’. Lauren and her Mum made Valentine cakes and decorated with hearts and flowers. We thank them for their time, effort and kindness
Pancake Day filled with fun at Chichester Hall Nursing Home in Cumbria
We filled Shrove Tuesday, with delicious pancakes. With various choices of fillings and syrups. This was followed by Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. It was lovely to hear residents recalling how they made their pancakes. The triumphs and disasters when ‘Tossing’ them! Some had joined in pancake races, and other competitions, we did not however, attempt to toss ours on the day!!
February Birthdays at Chichester Hall
We Celebrated two birthdays this month, and both residents had a lovely day,. Again it was tinged with sadness that family members could not be present for the occasions. Our Staff made sure they both enjoyed their special day.
One of our colleagues is recovering from illness, we do wish her well, and look forward to her return to work.
Warm thoughts to all
Sadly, we said farewell to two of our residents who passed away. They were very much part of our Chichester Hall’s family. They are very much missed. We send our most sincere condolences to both families, ‘Empty tables, Empty chairs’
Spring is coming despite but heavy rain at Chichester Hall Nursing Home in Cumbria
We have had our fair share of rain in the past month, which caused local floods. Staff had difficulty getting to work, but true and committed carers that they are, they all managed to attend for duty, complete with wellington boots!! The forecast is looking better and we hope the lawns and gardens get some respite, and are allowed to dry out a little. It hasn’t stopped the spring bulbs making their entrance. We are looking forward to the daffodils and tulips bursting into bloom. They will bring some cheer to everyone.
It as not been the best Month at the home, for many reasons, but we hope that as we move into March we will get back to normality. Whatever that is!
Our wonderful colleagues….
Again, I cannot praise my staff enough for their dedication to residents. They have given endless kindness and support to management. For their love of the job they do, and for the way they have dealt with the challenges we have faced. I am so proud of them all, and Thank them from the bottom of my heart.