A manager of a Somerset care home has explained how her service has remained COVID-free during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brunelcare’s Glastonbury Care Home has had no confirmed cases of coronavirus since the start of the outbreak having followed strict government guidelines.
Home manager Jo Craggo (pictured with a resident) said: “We are so thankful we’ve not had any confirmed cases of coronavirus at our Glastonbury Care Home. I wanted to thank my whole team for their tremendous efforts.
“Like the rest of our care homes across Brunelcare, we followed strict government advice and were lucky to not have to record a single case. A huge thank you to my team and our residents for keeping in such high spirits.”
Jo said a number of factors may have contributed to there being not a single case of COVID-19 recorded at her home.
“It comes down to location of the care home and the strict following of government advice and my dedicated and passionate employees,” she said.
Sandra Payne, Director of Nursing and Care Homes, added: “Glastonbury Care Home’s team have worked incredibly hard to maintain a safe and COVID-free home. They have practiced excellent infection control measures and everyone has been amazing.
“All of our Brunelcare Homes have gone above and beyond to keep coronavirus at bay. We have had minimal cases across all of our sites and for that I wanted to say a huge thank you to all our employees and a huge well done to Glastonbury! They have provided extraordinary care for extraordinary people.”