Coronavirus visitor guidance

Happy New Year and a warm welcome to Orchard House in 2022. It is disappointing to see that it is likely that coronavirus is likely to be around for some time longer in our country and we all must continue with our new ways of living and working. We are truly thankful that since the outbreak started in 2019 none of our residents has contracted the virus and we are working hard to ensure everyone’s safety going forward.

Our care team have been doing all they can to maximise infection control measures in the home and have to undertake frequent testing themselves. We have an adequate supply of both test kits and PPE within the home and our dedicated Infection Prevention and Control Champion, Suzanne, ensures that cleaning protocols are meticulously implemented, staff training is up to date and regular IPC audits are completed.

Where possible, our home will remain open for admissions, whether you need long-term care, a respite stay this winter, or would like to take advantage of our popular day care provision. As the situation could change very quickly, we recommend you phone before any proposed visit to look around the home.

Alternatively, to have a virtual tour of the home please click here….

Our managers are also available to speak to you via WhatsApp or FaceTime if you prefer.