Staff at a care home near the Peak District in Sheffield have made the tough and selfless decision to move into their place of work during the remainder of the lockdown. Leaving their families at the start of April in order to continue providing the high standards of care and protect the residents as much as possible from Coronavirus.
Home Manager Luke Owens and 4 of his staff at Bupa’s Broomcroft House have moved into rooms within the home where they will now spend the day working and then eat and rest alongside residents.
When it was obvious Coronavirus was going to play a big part in the society Luke acted quickly to see who was able to move into the home. Luke Owens, Home Manager, Andrew Brown, Care Manager, Poppy Allison, Clinical Services Manager, and carers Steph and Elissa took the decision to move in, with those on back to back shifts also staying overnight to provide additional support.
With staff working around the clock to ensure the standard of care is maintained even if it means they get less personal time. Luke and Poppy have stepped into any role needed to ensure all governance and compliance is met whilst preventing infection where possible. This has further involved talking regularly with relatives and supporting staff. It turns out Luke the Home Manager is an amazing cleaner.
Luke said “I’ve got an absolutely amazing team who fully support the best interests of the residents, they have shown they are willing to put the resident’s needs before their own. I am extremely proud of the commitment and desire that my staff show daily but even more so now we are faced with such a crisis.”