Belmont Healthcare Group’s top priority to reduce the risk of coronavirus for residents and staff has been rewarded with CQC (Care Quality Commission) credit for effectively managing the risks from the coronavirus pandemic.
Adam Hutchison, Managing Director at Belmont Healthcare Group says: “Our first priority was to reduce the risk of the coronavirus, to keep staff and residents safe limiting their exposure to the many risks. Following government guidelines we have been able to balance the benefits to residents against the risk of visitors introducing the infection, and happy to say we are covid free.”
Helping to mitigate the effects on the disease, the care group took early action and made the difficult decision to lockdown their care homes to visitors in Kent and East Sussex weeks before the general national lockdown.
Since then, following government guidelines, the Group has implemented recommended policies and procedures, which the CQC (Care Quality Commission) confirmed, via a virtual inspection, is covid secure for staff and residents.
Testing has been taking place for over a month for staff and residents. New admissions are closely monitored, and visiting has resumed but within the strict guidelines following social distancing recommendations, compulsory use of masks, and hand sanitising.
Adam adds: “We are treading lightly and being extremely cautious to ensure the risks are limited. Thankfully our PPE supply is secure and our testing programme is as full proof as it can be. It’s with thanks to our staff, residents and their families conscientiousness towards covid that we continue to be successful in mitigating the risks and be covid free.”
Belmont Healthcare offers multiple forms of long, short, respite or day care for those in need, specialising in Dementia, Parkinson’s and Specialist Elderly Support situated in delightful settings around the UK.