Care home resumes safe visiting after combating COVID outbreak


A Reading care home has resumed family visits to residents who tested COVID positive after they completed their isolation period.

Shinfield View Care Home in Reading, which is rated Outstanding in all categories by the CQC, has resumed safe visiting in its purpose-built lodges.

The home, which is run by Berkley Care Group, has suffered a significant number of positive cases of residents and staff, with an additional ten residents, nine of whom have mild symptoms and one of whom is asymptomatic, having been discovered due to its on-going testing regime.

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Six residents have sadly passed away in the last month, two of whom were on end of life care prior to their positive results, and one of whom passed away from non-COVID causes.

One resident also sadly remains seriously ill and is receiving palliative care and is being supported along with family members.

All staff members who originally tested positive, with the exception of two shielding members, have completed their isolation and returned to work.

Andrew Winstanley, CEO of Berkley Care Group, owner of Shinfield View Care Home, said: “It is very good news indeed that we can again welcome family visits to Shinfield View and have the facilities via the well-managed process of our lodges to do this.  We fully understand just how much it means to both our residents and their families to be reunited and we look forward to the day that all our residents can receive visitors.”

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