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Proactive infection control

We are committed to the wellbeing of our residents and never forget how susceptible they can be to infection. We take a dynamic, risk-based approach in response to any outbreak at a home or within the local community where they are based, working with the relevant local authorities on latest guidance and ensuring proactive communication for all involved.

Over the last few months, we have focused time, investment and energy on an enhanced approach to housekeeping and cleanliness. This long-term approach aims to lower the risk of any virus in our homes and has, and continues to be, a whole team effort to ensure a consistently clean place for all to live, work and visit.

The dedicated Infection Prevention & Control Champion in each home has completed an enhanced training course and has delivered short, informative briefings to all team members in their home. We are further investing for the long term by providing new equipment and shortly each home will receive a new ATP testing kit, which swabs for bacterial presence and will allow team members to measure the levels of cleanliness being achieved as part of an accurate and reliable audit process.

“ Everyone has done a fantastic job helping settle my mother into the home at what has been a challenging time. The family are obviously anxious things are right and staff are always so accommodating - as we can’t visit or settle my mum in at present it’s great that we can phone or they help my mum phone out - it’s never any trouble. This is not a great time for a move like this but Beech House has done all they can to smooth the transition - they are so, so patient as I know my mum will need time to adjust to her new lifestyle. “

Ian W, Son of resident talking about Beech House in North Lincolnshire, July 2020 on independent review website
published on 01 July 2020

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