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A Braintree great, great grandmother celebrated her 106th birthday in style, with singing, a special cake and stories about her childhood in north Essex. Read More
The team at The New Deanery care home are delighted with the results of the our most recent independent residents and relatives survey. Read More
Last week The New Deanery was subject to a Thematic Review’ inspection by CQC. We were one of 300 care homes in the UK chosen as part of CQC’s work to understand how care homes are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, and the visit focussed purely on this.
They picked us because we have, so far, kept the virus at bay.
Their findings were as follows:
Staff at our Braintree care home have unveiled an array of musical talent to entertain residents during the coronavirus lockdown. Read More
Staff at our Braintree care home have been issued with special badges asking people to keep their distance – to help protect vulnerable residents from the coronavirus. Read More
The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff team are always our top priorities. We have therefore put in place robust and comprehensive contingency plans to prepare for, and respond to, the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. Our plans will be kept under regular review and updated as advised by the Government, Public Health England and associated advisory bodies. Read More
Activities Manager Jo Whitehouse has won a prestigious national award for her work providing a fun, creative and varied programme of activities to enhance the lives of care home residents in Braintree.
Updated 14th January 2021.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff team are always our top priority. We have therefore put in place comprehensive plans to ensure a robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our plans are being kept under regular review and updated as advised by the Government, Public Health England and associated advisory bodies.
This page details some of the steps we have taken at our Care Homes. This information is intended for our residents, their family and friends, our staff team, and any other potential visitors to our care homes.
For comprehensive information about the coronavirus itself, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Please note that during the current National lockdown, in-person visiting is restricted to exceptional circumstances such as end of life. We continue to use tablet computers to fully support virtual visits.
Our staff team observe strict infection control precautions, including the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We have good supplies of PPE, including face masks which are being routinely worn for all care and support.
Visits from the local community and external entertainment into the homes are suspended for the foreseeable future. Our activities team works across the seven day week, and they have successfully adapted their programme to offer a diverse range of pastimes and activities whilst promoting social distancing. We are also making full use of our extensive grounds weather permitting.
The only reason for leaving site being to attend medical appointments or for urgent medical care.
Our Coronavirus Outbreak Leadership team meets weekly as a minimum to review the measures we have in place, the latest government guidance, and to agree any new actions required.
We have been overwhelmed by the fabulous support we have received, and take this opportunity to sincerely thank our team, and our residents and their loved ones.
If you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.