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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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Newsletter to relatives 2013 - posted 22 April 2013

APRIL 2013

DEAR RELATIVE

ENVIRONMENT

·         WORK IS CURRENTLY ONGOING TO PUT SOME GATES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVE AS A MEASURE TO INCREASE SECURITY FOR ALL AT THORPE HOUSE

·         THERE ARE PLANS TO PUT MORE LIGHTING UP ON THE DRIVEWAY TO INCREASE VISIBILITY AND AGAIN AS AN INCREASED SECURITY MEASURE

·         WE HAVE A ROLLING PROGRAMME IN PLACE TO MODERNISE ALL THE WINDOWS AT THORPE HOUSE. THE NEW WINDOWS WILL BE SYMPATHETIC TO THE BUILDING AND WILL BE DOUBLE GLAZED

·         BOUNDARY FENCING IS GOING TO BE REPLACED

STAFF APPOINTMENTS

·         THORPE HOUSE NOW EMPLOYS A FULL TIME OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (EMMA WINTERBOTTOM). IF ANYONE WANTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HER ROLE PLEASE CONTACT THE HOME WHO CAN GIVE MORE DETAILS

·         WE HAVE TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS. A NEW PART TIME NURSING ASSISTANT CALLED SHIRLEY  AND A COOK CALLED MARK WHO ARE SETTLING IN VERY WELL AND ARE VALUED MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM

·         CQC INSPECTION

·         OUR RECENT INSPECTION WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL. POINTS RAISED WERE CONSIDERATION TO REPLACING THE LIFT AND WE HAVE HAD THIS FULLY ASSESSED AND BASED ON HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT THE LIFT CURRENTLY MEETS ALL CRITERIA FOR SAFE USE. HOWEVER, WE ARE CURRENTLY HAVING QUOTES FOR REPLACEMENT AT SOME POINT IN FUTURE.

·         A FULL LEGIONELLA RISK ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND WE ARE COMPLIANT WITH LEGISLATION RELATED TO THIS

·         OTHER BITS “N” BOBS

·         A reminder that we have a website...please have a look at this on http://www.thorpehousespecialistcare.co.uk

·         A reminder that we do have an email facility so if anyone wishes to contact us in this way or wishes us to send out information to them electronically please let us know! Email us on thorpe22@hotmail.co.uk

·         A reminder that James holds an open door session on the first Monday of each month for relatives to drop in with any questions/information. Please ring before setting off to ensure he will be in!

·         THE DATA BARRING SYSTEM CHECK IS NOW BEING INTRODUCED AS A FURTHER CHECK ON ALL STAFF AND POTENTIAL APPLICANTS FOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AND WHETHER THEY ARE SUITABLE TO WORK WITH VULNERABLE ADULTS

CQC Inspection Report - posted 21 April 2013

Please see our recent Inspection from the CQC by clicking on the link below

http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-143038865

Gold Standards Framework Award Ceremony - posted 06 July 2012

Yesterday our Gold Standards Framework Coordinator and co Coordinator attended the award ceremony at Worcester Race Course. This was a day for all those homes who have just become accredited to receive their plaque and certificate. It was an exciting day after all the hard work that the team have put in over the last 18 months leading up to gaining the award. We will be arranging a celebration in the home for all the staff and residents in the near future.  Now we need to keep up the good work and continue to develop our practice with regards to end of life care

Gold Standards Framework 'Commend' - posted 20 June 2012

We have now received our result from the Gold Standards Framework. We have achieved the award with Commend status and our home's coordinators Bethany Croft and Liz Bickerdike will be attending the award ceremony on 7th July 2012 at Worcester Race course along with other homes who become accredited at this round of the programme.

Jubilee Garden Party - posted 19 June 2012

On 4th June 2012 we had a Jubilee garden party at the home and several relatives came to enjoy the day with us. We had garden games, Jubilee quizzes, bingo, strawberries, cream, and lots of scones and cakes. Despite the weather forecast it stayed dry and the sun even managed to come out later in the afternoon!

Gold Standards Framework - posted 19 June 2012

We have submitted our portfolio for the Gold Standards Framework and we have had our visit. We are now awaiting our result and expect this in the near future.

New Appointments - posted 19 June 2012

We have just employed a new full time female RMN and we are looking forward to working with her as part of the team.

We have also just employed a new full time cook.

Bathroom Refurb! - posted 19 June 2012

We have recently turned our downstairs bathroom into a wet room at the resident’s request. This is proving to be a positive change.

Coach House Ramp - posted 19 June 2012

We have just had a ramp built at the entrance to the Coach House building to ensure access is available for all.