COVID-19 Update

Important information for visitors, relatives and friends of Heath House

Vaccinations

All care providers at Heath House have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and residents have also been vaccinated upon moving into their new residence, ensuring the utmost safety for all. Testing will be completed as per Government guidelines.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

White & Sterling is continually monitoring any changes to Government issued guidance and we adapt our ways of working accordingly. Our policies and procedures include a wide range of enhanced hygiene and clinical procedures which have been developed based on the information issued by the NHS, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care. To date, we have not had any cases of Covid-19 as a result of the strict procedures we have implemented to protect the health of our residents.

In the event that there is a Coronavirus case inside Heath House, all residents will be notified. In said event, it would only be possible to visit your loved ones in Heath House once their isolation period finishes.

Visiting protocol as follows:

A maximum of four visitors per resident, where we would encourage these visitors to be constant visitors. The visitor will be required to provide a copy of a negative Covid-19 test that has taken place within the last 48 hours. Failure to provide the negative test result could prevent the visitor being allowed to visit Heath House.

All visits must be booked with the staff team to enable us to manage them safely and ensure the appropriate cleaning and hygiene regimes are in place.

You will be asked some health screening questions at the start of your visit, asked to wash your hands or use the sanitising gel provided and will have your temperature taken. If you do not have a negative Covid-19 test result that has taken place within the last 48 hours, please do not travel to Heath House as we will need to refuse entry.

You will be asked to wear a face mask and practice social distancing for the duration of your visit.

Full details of how your visit will be managed can be provided by the onsite staff team, when requested.

Other visitors to Heath House

The restrictions to Heath House has been applied to all non-essential visitors as well as relatives and friends. This has included members of our internal governance, and facilities management. While we felt this was an important step to take in terms of reducing the risk of infection, we are very aware that these visits are an important part of ensuring the health and safety of residents and monitoring the quality of our care.

Please rest assured that all visitors will be briefed on the strictest infection control procedures and will be subject to many of the same control measures outlined for friends and family.

Thank you

White & Sterling would like to say thank you to all our colleagues who have worked tirelessly in the last few months to provide exceptional levels of care under the most challenging circumstances. We are more than grateful for the continued commitment and dedication of our teams.