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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE. 08/07/2020
We would like to reassure all families and friends of residents living at Belmont House Care home that we continue to do well in these difficult times.
Torbay Care trust continue to be there for support, however as the crisis appears to be reducing their contact has reduced to a weekly contact. This is also the case with our CQC officer. As the Government review the situation regarding the Coronavirus we are now being asked to swab test all staff on a weekly basis and that residents are tested every 28 days. We aim to start this as soon as possible.
We continue to keep families updated on a weekly basis by email or phone calls, this is greatly received by our families. As restrictions begin to ease we have started our garden visits by families and friends. This has been enjoyed by several residents and their families. For those days where the weather has not been so good families are still able to visit their loved one at our visiting window.
All the way through this crisis we have been able to access our supply of PPE and so this has ensured good infection control through the home for both staff and residents.
Our Care Quality Commission inspector Mr Christopher Bishop has been a great line of support for the Management team and the home. Under the Emergency Support Framework a two hour discussion took place this week with Mr Bishop, Mrs Phillips ( Manager) and Miss Phillips ( Deputy Manager) to identify how Belmont House is managing the crisis and being able to comply with guidelines set by the commission and local authority. Mr Bishop was very pleased with our management of the crisis and has expressed no concerns at all.
We will continue to ensure the safety of all residents and staff by complying to the Government guidelines. For all our readers of this blogg please keep well and stay safe.