An Outstanding rated Suffolk care home has been recognised for its contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Montana Care Home in Great Barton was recognised with the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk’s Certificate of Merit by the Clare Countess of Euston, the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk and Bridget McIntyre, High Sheriff of Suffolk.
Addressing the home, the Lord Lieutenant wrote: “As Her Majesty the Queen’s personal representative in Suffolk, I would like to thank you for the contribution you have made during the extraordinary and difficult circumstances caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Your selflessness and sense of duty are a credit to you.
“The innovation, collaboration, courage and generosity shown by so many across the county during this time has been truly inspirational and uplifting. Our care homes have been at the forefront of the battle. Thank you for the huge amount of work you have all done to care for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. You are a shining example of all that is best in this county.”
Montana Care Home, which is run by the Grace & Compassion Benedictines, provides care and accommodation for up to 19 older people, some of whom may be living with dementia.
Manager, Sister Thaya Moses OSB, said: “I am very honoured and humbled by the award and it is really for the whole team comprising of the Sisters, lay staff and volunteers who work very hard at Montana.”
The Sister also acknowledged the guidance and support she received regularly from Sr Kathy Yeeles, Prioress General, and Sr Carmel Murtagh, Vicaress at the Generalate of her Community, the Grace and Compassion Benedictines, and the assistance she received often from Friends of Montana and other well-wishers.