Care UK has added three additional pieces of kit to its 124 care homes to help minimise the risk of infection as community COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise.
As well as it stringent cleaning procedures, the care group has installed state of the art fogging machines, air purifiers and thermal imaging cameras (pictured) across its homes to increase levels of safety.
Jon Bicknell, the Care UK director who has overseen the work, said: “We have been one of the few care home providers to be able to say that our teams have had access to the necessary PPE since the pandemic first started.
“That, plus our stringent infection control measures have played a key part in helping to keep people safe. Over the next few months, we will continue to scan the market to see if there are any other new devices that can help us even further in our pledge to keep people living and working in our homes as safe as possible.”
As well as these three high-tech solutions, Care UK continues to make sure that homes have all the necessary PPE and disinfection and sanitising items that home teams require and managers monitor constantly to ensure that it is used meticulously.
Since March, Care UK has spent almost £2 million on such items. A senior team in Care UK’s support office has worked tirelessly to ensure that there is a guaranteed supply of these essential materials available for all of the homes and that they aren’t dependent on PPE supplies promised by Government.