Care home forced to close due to lack of vaccinated staff

St Martins

A Coventry care home has been forced to close due to a lack of available vaccinated carers.

The owners of St Martin’s in Walsgrave, which has been providing care for the elderly for more than 30 years, said they were “devastated” to have had to make the decision to close.

A spokesman for St Martin’s told Coventry Live: “After over 30 years of St Martin’s being a care home, we are saddened and devastated that we have had to take the decision to close St Martin’s due to the lack of staffing.

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“We are a small home registered to care for 16 service users and heavily rely on staff but the lack of available vaccinated carers made it extremely difficult for us to safely care for our residents.

“We took a decision not to accept new residents some time ago and have worked with the relevant authorities, families and residents to safely find alternative care and accommodation for our residents.”

The spokesman said the home had worked closely with the CQC and Coventry Council to find alternative residents for its residents.

“This decision has been a difficult one and we would like to thank all the staff, families and residents for everything,” they added.

A council spokesperson said: “The council is aware of the owner’s decision to close St Martin’s Care Home and we are working closely with the residents and their families to ensure alternative accommodation is sourced after a thorough re-assessment of their care requirements. A small number of residents have been placed by other local authorities with whom we are working and have sourced other care home options.”

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