We are pleased to confirm that we HAVE NEVER HAD AND CURRENTLY STILL DO NOT HAVE ANY CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED CASES of Covid-19 / Coronavirus at Digby Manor. The Care Home residents and staff have ALL been tested and remain free from Covid-19 and we will continue to do everything to ensure our residents remain safe. If anything changes we will of course update all our correspondence. All our residents are well and their temperatures are checked AM and PM to safeguard everyone. Please be rest assured that we are doing everything possible to safeguard our residents and staff during these unprecedented times.
At Digby Manor our first priority is always the safety of residents, colleagues and visitors in our family run home. With the annual threat of norovirus or influenza, our home manager, Jane, is already well versed in infection control and has clear processes in place to prevent and contain infections among both residents and team members. However, we are not complacent about the coronavirus outbreak or the potential risks it may pose for older people.
We want to reassure you that, whilst we are doing our best to keep care home life as normal as possible for residents, we are continuing to assess the situation nationally and locally, and to put in place measures to reduce the risk of the virus inadvertently being brought into the home.
Temporary restrictions on visits
As residents in our care home are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all visits from relatives and friends, unless in exceptional circumstances. We do not take this decision lightly, but feel that reducing all but vital visitors in to our home will help protect the health and safety of residents. We recognise that will concern some people, but we do ask for your support. If you feel your personal circumstances warrant a visit, please contact the home manager, Jane, before you travel to the home.
Our intention is to follow public health advice to determine when visits will return to normal, which means that as things currently stand, our initial estimate is that these restrictions may be in place for up to 12 weeks.
We will continue to do our best to support residents to keep in touch with loved ones via other methods, such as phone and video calls, letters or emails in the short term. Please view our ‘Digby Manor Residential Care Home’ Facebook for daily updates.
New care enquiries
We are still accepting admissions, and those looking for care should contact the Care Home on 0121 382 1719.
We may still be recruiting for the home, but measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of residents and staff.
COVID-19 Emergency Support Framework from CQC
Please download our CQC Emergency Support Framework Covid statement to see that we are meeting all the statutory guidelines:
Our Manager Jane was interviewed by RT UK regarding the Government £1000 incentive to take new residents. We did not take the £1000 incentive to take patients from hospitals despite having empty rooms. We felt it was more important to protect our existing residents. You can watch the video below:
Digby Manor is front page news once again for the positive action we took to prevent COVID-19 entering our Care Home. Jane, our Manager, was interviewed and will appear in the newspaper tomorrow for our refusal to accept the £1000 incentive scheme to take patients. Our residents, staff and community were too important to put anyone at risk. Read the article here.