WELCOME TO OUR FEBRUARY 24 STAFF NEWSLETTER

Bristol Care Homes CEO Rich

As we embrace the arrival of February, after what seems like a very long January, we are thrilled to share some exciting updates and insights in this edition of our monthly staff newsletter.

As always, I would like to extend my thanks to you all for your continued efforts at delivering high standards within your roles. We keep on receiving some really good feedback from residents and relatives which shows how good you all are. This month we have received the results of our staff survey which has had some amazing feedback from you all, it is great to hear how much you all love working with us. From this feedback we also have some things to think about which we will take on board and make sure we feedback to you all on.

Lastly, your feedback is very valuable to us. Therefore, if you have suggestions, questions, or thoughts you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Rich Crocker, Bristol Care Homes CEO

Care Awards 2024 Are Now Open

Thinking of someone great at their job? Then why not nominate them for a Care Award?

All you need to do is click here and follow the required steps to nominate your colleague. If you cannot decide on a single person, you can also nominate Bristol Care Homes as a whole organisation following the instruction on the same link

If you have any questions or if you need help, please do not to hesitate to contact Alexandra Grozea at alexandra.grozea@bristolcarehomes.co.uk or on 07926 134 035. 

Benefit from 24hr GP Access Through Our Rewards Scheme

Besides a wide range of discounts, our Rewards Scheme Platform also offers 24-hour GP Access. Just log in to the platform, click on the GP helpline section, and follow the instructions.

If you have not yet signed into our rewards scheme or having trouble doing so, then please contact Sarah at sarah.walker@bristolcarehomes.co.uk.

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Click here to watch a useful video on how to use the platform!

Employee Spotlight

Bristol Care Homes Glebe House Almondsbury BS32 Home Deputy Manager Nathan

We would like to welcome Nathan who joined our Glebe House family as a Deputy Manager. Nathan has a great experience within acute medicine, predominantly in various Emergency Departments and specialising in Resuscitation and Education. He has also served 8 years with the British Army as a nurse.

Nathan lives locally with his family and outside of work, he enjoys skiing, surfing, and music. He is also informed regularly that he spends far too much time on, or beside a rugby pitch.

Nathan is desperately passionate about farming, sustainability, and the environment; and aims to instill many of his green/eco ideas within Glebe House.

New Training Opportunities

As part of our commitment to your professional development and growth, we have many training opportunities across all our four homes. Stay engaged and motivated by acquiring new skills that contribute to your professional fulfillment.

If you are ready to unlock your full potential and take charge of your career pathway, please contact your home manager to discuss what opportunities are available to you.

Recommend Us & Receive £100

We are currently looking for two assistant chefs to join our teams at Glebe House in Almondsbury and at Beech House in Thornbury. If you know someone who would be interested in the job, please recommend us. If they join us and successfully pass the probation period, you will be gaining £100 through our Referral Scheme.

Click here to see the job description and access the application form for the position available at Glebe House.

Click here to see the job description and access the application form for the position available at Beech House.

Review Of The Month - Glebe House

The home and the staff were like family to my mum, in that her well-being and best interests were their main concern. I always felt that her days were shared with friends and were filled with interesting and beneficial activities.

Mum always referred to Glebe as her home even when she, like many her age, perhaps longed for a ‘home’ found only in their distant past.

I know that had Mum not been at Glebe House these past three years, her life would have been quite lonely and uninspired. Thank you for maintaining a high quality of life for Mum.
 
Susie H (Daughter of Resident)

Latest News From Our Homes

Beech House had a very busy month, filled with many beautiful activities.

Beth gave the residents moisturising face masks and manicures. The sounds of a rainforest and singing birds provided a deep sense of calm, which was really appreciated.

We also had a Burns Night-themed activity. The residents appreciated studying the history of the Scottish tradition. The sound of bagpipes could be heard throughout the home, and the residents loved tasting haggis.

Jo and Moira led a knitting group, and Methab, who works in activities and wellbeing, entertained residents and staff with his amazing card magic tricks. Gerald, a resident, was taken aback by the magic as Methab revealed his chosen card.

The Windmill restaurant in Portishead has become a new favourite among residents of Beech House. The activities team took some residents out to lunch. One resident enjoys steak, and our team knew this and took him to a place where he could enjoy one while out.

Congratulations to Hard, Mandy, Mariana, and Kelly on completing their care certificates.

A warm welcome to our new Deputy Nathan Brown, who joined us at the start of January.

Employee spotlight – Bev is well known in our home for her crocheting skills. She has made many beautiful things for therapy dolls around our home. She has been recently busy making little hats and cocoons for premature babies born in the hospital. In the picture are two tiny hats for a 20-week-old one. Look at the difference in sizes?! We are envious of Bev’s talent in crocheting.

The start to a new year has been challenging at Glebe House and I want to express my deepest gratitude to every one of our staff for your unwavering commitment, devotion, and flexibility during these difficult times. I’m seriously convinced that our staff must secretly have a degree in magic.

To our amazing team: you’ve not only kept the ship afloat, but you’ve made it soar! Thank you for turning challenges into opportunities and for being the backbone of our Glebe House family.

The New Year started with a visit from the Bristol City Council Environmental Health Department. The Quarry House catering department, excelled once again, receiving excellent feedback on the day, and was awarded the highest rating achievable. Congratulations to all who work so hard within this team. We are exceptionally proud of this outstanding achievement.

Quarry House is excited to support a pilot scheme “The Blue Box – Whzan Digital Health”. We will be trailing this digital health equipment on a sample of residents within the home. The BLUE BOX is equipped with a portable wireless system.

Patient results will be analysed in real-time through WHZAN’s own secure cloud-based portal. Whzan automatically calculates a National Early Warning Score (NEWS2), in use throughout the UK supporting analysis of illness, nutrition, hydration, frailty, and many other conditions. Includes health and activity pattern recognition. The study aims to analyse the early detection of the deteriorating patient and support improving proactive interventions.

We would like to welcome the following staff to Field House:

Care Team
• Blossom Samuels
• Leanne Younger
• Brittany Walker

Best Value Care homes in Bristol

Ancillary Team
• Maria Brown

Sad farewells – we wish them well in their retirement:
• Christopher Williams
• Maureen Hynan

Cathy and I would also like to thank all the staff for their continuing hard work.

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