Latest News at Herefordshire Care Homes

Latest news

Highwell House ‘Sepsis Stars”

Trudi Barnett and Gemma Graham have become Highwell House “Sepsis Stars” they are currently undertaking additional training from the leading UK Sepsis Charity “The UK Sepsis Trust and the Lead Sepsis Nurse from the Wye Valley Trust. We are here to spread the word and and to educate our colleagues. Have a look at the literature around the home and ask any questions you never know it might prompt you to think SEPSIS and potentially save a life.

Willy Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Many congratulations to Willy who has celebrates his 100th Birthday. Willy celebrated in style with family and friends including family who had flown in from Germany especially for the occasion and of course his card from the Queen.

Herefordshire Care Homes wins "Three" Awards at the West Midlands Great British Care Awards 2019

A fabulous night was had at the Great British Care Awards.
The following awards were won
Trudi Barnett from Highwell House won the Registered Manager Award,
Janet Rogers from Highwell House won the Care Home Cook Award
Donna Hendry from Coldwells House won the Dignity in Care Award.
Nisha Saju and Jinu Jacob from Highwell House were finalists for the Good Nurse Award
Team Highwell were finalists for The Care HomeTeam Award
Nicola Parkes was a finalist for The Ancillary Worker Award
Ellise Roberts was a finalist for the Newcomer Award

We know that everyone would like to congratulate all the winners , finalists and all the great staff at Herefordshire Care Homes. Here come the Nationals

Hazelhurst Postcard Pen Pal Project

We have started a postcard pen pal project with the residents from Hazelhurst. We have designed our cards the residents love them so far we have received cards from America and all over the UK

Whitegates get ready to participate in "Operation Pied Piper"

Operation Pied Piper is the theme name given to the WW2 1939 evacuation process which will be commemorated by the Bromyard British Legion. Many groups, clubs, schools and care homes will be taking part in Op Pied Piper with installations depicting Evacuees at an exhibition in the church. On Nov 8th an Evacuation Parade will take place down to the church following in the steps of the original evacuees in children and adults will able to either experience what it was like to be an evacuee or for some people to rekindle memories. Major (ret’d) Jan Brodie Murphy has been to Whitegates and chatted with Kay Wells, a resident who was evacuated to Canada for 6 years, Kay and her teddy that went with her on the incredible journey were invited to Burley Gate school to speak to the children about her time as an evacuee. For the Whitegates church installation we picked up on the Teddy theme as for most evacuee children that’s all they really had to remind them of home and the residents enjoyed putting the display together Kay has also been asked to be part of the parade on the 8th Nov to which Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter Joelly Richardson will also be attending along with Lord Dubbs. The Redgraves aunt Rachel Kempson lived at Whitegates and Vanessa Redgrave was an evacuee in Bromyard. The Redgrave family portraits adorn the Piano Lounge walls at Whitegates to this day Vanessa and her daughter have been invited to visit Whitegates to have a look around and we are awaiting the answer, fingers crossed