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‘Game changer’ tests will make care home visits safer

‘Game changer’ tests will make care home visits safer

Testing visitors to care homes for coronavirus will be a game changer when it comes to ensuring the safety of elderly residents and their families.  At present one or at most two so-called constant visitors are allowed to visit residents in homes which have no positive Covid-19 cases. Now a pilot scheme is being launched in which friends and family members will be regularly tested, to reduce the risk of the bringing the virus with them.

 

Kingsley homes closed to visitors from October 30 to November 15

Kingsley homes closed to visitors from October 30 to November 15

Due to rising Covid infection rates in the community we are announcing the closure of our homes to all but essential visitors for a two week period. We have continued to see an increase in R infection levels throughout the country and in our local communities. This period will allow us to monitor and take a more measured approach going forward in the coming winter months.

 

 Kingsley’s Daya Thayan rated among top 10 CEOs in the UK for Covid response

Kingsley’s Daya Thayan rated among top 10 CEOs in the UK for Covid response

Kingsley Healthcare Group’s Daya Thayan has been rated among the top 10 CEOs in the UK for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Company review website Glassdoor has compiled the list after analysing employee reviews to identify CEOs who have earned high praise for their leadership during the Covid-19 crisis. Mr Thayan is ranked in fifth place with a leadership score of 91– three places ahead of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

 

Families welcomed inside home in further easing of lockdown

Families welcomed inside home in further easing of lockdown

In our latest cautious step towards easing the coronavirus lockdown, resident’ families are again being welcomed inside Kingsley Healthcare care homes. Following comprehensive risk assessments, we have earmarked a dedicated lounge in each home for family visits. Kingsley’s operations director, Debbie McGovern, said: “After the three month lockdown at the height of the pandemic we had been facilitating garden visits so families could see their loved ones.

 

Call for urgent government action on care home testing

Call for urgent government action on care home testing

Leading national care homes group Kingsley Healthcare is urging that the government delivers on its promise to roll out regular Covid 19 testing to all care home staff and residents. Ministers had pledged to have sufficient test kits available by the summer for all care home staff to be tested weekly and residents monthly. Eugene Nyamande, Director of Compliance at Kingsley Healthcare, national top 20 large care home provider, said: “The government’s plan was designed to ensure that care homes have a test and trace mechanism in place to minimise the risk of an outbreak affecting the most vulnerable members of our society.

 

Re: Governments Safe Visiting to Care Homes

Re: Governments Safe Visiting to Care Homes

I hope you and your families are keeping safe and well and enjoying life getting back to some sort of normality. I am sure by now you would have seen the news regarding safe visiting to care homes that the government announced yesterday. As you can imagine the guidance contains various provisions, as attached to this, and I have set out some of the key points below, and also I refer you to the government website;   

 

Nursing Home residents send letter of support to student nurse struggling in lockdown

Residents at Hadleigh Nursing Home have written a morale-boosting letter to a student nurse struggling with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. They were prompted by a Facebook plea from Chloe Greet’s mother Emma, who wrote: “ My daughter is studying to be a student nurse at Colchester. She is really struggling with the isolation".

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