There is excitement in the air as we prepare for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
We are delighted to be able to share the occasion with relatives and friends who will join their loved ones for the party. Decorations are already being produced to hang around the building – expect a flourish of red, white and blue. No doubt, residents and staff will add some special touches to their outfits to reflect the celebratory mood. To celebrate the special bank holiday celebrations there will be a Platinum Jubilee event in the garden, weather permitting. Lots of flag waving and singing with a special performance from a member of the activities music team.
Many of our residents will have personal recollections of that historic day in June 1952 when Her Majesty officially became our Queen. Some may have travelled to central London the following year to watch the coronation procession. There will surely be many memories to revisit and stories to be re-told on 2 June.
We wish Her Majesty and everyone at The Chiswick a wonderful and memorable day.
May 12 is International Nurses Day, which commemorates the birth of Florence Nightingale and the contribution of nurses worldwide. The theme of this year’s event is ‘A Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health.’
With the worst of the pandemic hopefully behind us, it remains important that we acknowledge the vital role that nurses and healthcare staff play, not just at times of acute need, but supporting us in our everyday lives.
Post-pandemic, stories abound about the shortage of nursing and care staff in the health and social care sector. Indeed, the theme of this year’s International Nurses Day calls for an investment in nursing and to strengthen healthcare services around the world.
At The Chiswick, we know that our residents respect and treasure the staff we have and, as employers, we cannot speak highly enough of their importance and the contribution they make here. A nursing home is not just about bricks and mortar, nor the people who live here – it is about the constituent parts that go to make up our little community.
Our staff are a key element in this, not merely employees, but invaluable members of our ‘family’ who help to make The Chiswick community the special entity that it is. We try never to take them for granted and hope that they remain with us for many years to come.
On May 12th we will be celebrating our nursing team and recognising their contribution with a special gift for each of them. We hope you will join us in thanking them for their continuing dedication.
Dear Friends / Families and Relatives
Starting on 4 May 2022 there will be some major refurbishment works to our main reception area. The works are expected to run through to the end of May 2022
During this time
South Entrance – all large delivery access to CNC will be by the South Fire Doors (This means all large deliveries / ambulance arrivals and departures and those requiring wheelchair access).
Entry to this door will be managed by a video door bell system, the entry and opening function will controlled by the reception team during the day and Buckingham Suite staff team at night. Please bear with us during this time – as we anticipate some minor delays in providing access and exit from the building.
The North Entrance (Near to the rubbish skip area) will be for all pedestrian/ able bodied persons/staff/ agency staff/ visitors/ contractors and professional health care visitors. PPE /disposal will be available at this point of entry and all persons are reminded that PPE rules have NOT been relaxed at this time.
Persons will be admitted through this entrance by remote access operated by the Reception team.
Entrants will be advised/directed to reception via signage in the basement in order that they can report to reception and to sign in and use the Gateway sanitiser fog tunnel prior to accessing the lifts to upper floor nursing suites.
Small postal items /parcels can be dropped off at this point, if signatures are required however – delivery persons will need to access reception as above.
External signage and fencing will be put in place on Wednesday 4th May 2022 at the main entry to reception, fire escape signage will divert internal occupants to the basement fire exit routes/wheelchair users will need to access the Buckingham Suite fire exit routes at ground floor level.
If you have any questions or queries regards these temporary arrangements – please email Enquiries@Chiswicknursingcentre.co.uk