Covid-19 Update

28 May 2020

Dear Relative / Friend,

Brídhaven Nursing Home continues to work hard to keep residents and staff safe from Covid-19. We are very proud to say that no resident thus far has tested positive for the virus. While this is a very positive sign, we must not become complacent and need to remain vigilant. As always, we will keep you updated throughout.

We are overtly aware of how difficult it is for you not to be able to visit and see your loved one. We are also cautious that, following the lifting of some lockdown guidelines, there is greater movement in the community, and this poses a risk to residents of nursing homes.

We are monitoring the situation very closely and as soon as guidelines are issued that allow us to open to some form of visitation, we will do so. As you can imagine, this will happen in a very structured way, and always, following public health and health and safety guidelines.

In the meantime, can we remind you that our Activities Team is very busy engaging with residents in terms of the activity programme. For instance, today and tomorrow, residents will be serenaded with a concert (the musician will be playing outdoors, residents will be indoors). Our Activities Team are also ensuring that families can video-call residents via Whats App, Messenger etc. If you are not “tech-savvy” and would like to avail of a video-call, please call us at Reception and we will do our best to work with you to arrange this.

We appreciate your on-going support working with us through this time. If we can help further in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Karyn Bourke (Person in Charge)

Henry Burrows (CEO)

Paul Rochford (Registered Provider Representative)