Shropshire care home appoints new manager

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One of Shropshire’s biggest care homes has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new manager. Rhea Paller has taken the helm at Montgomery House – a purpose-built, 90-bed care home in Sundorne, Shrewsbury. Operated by Shropshire’s largest independent, not-for-profit care provider Coverage Care Services, the home provides residential, nursing, respite and specialist dementia…

Homes adjust to post-pandemic life following Covid jabs

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More than 90 per cent of staff across Coverage Care homes have now had a coronavirus jab as huge efforts are made to return to normal following the pandemic. In some homes, uptake of the vaccine among workers has been as high as 100 per cent, significantly reducing the risk of infection to vulnerable residents.…

Care home residents take strides to support NHS workers

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Residents at a Shropshire care home have been putting their best foot forward in supporting frontline NHS workers by holding a sponsored walk around the care home site and gardens.             Home manager, Claire Childs, said “It was a wonderful group effort by residents and staff alike. We all appreciate…

Shropshire care homes welcome new managers

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Residents and staff at two north Shropshire care homes are starting the new year with two new managers. Greenfields in Whitchurch has appointed Jonathan Cook as the new general manager whilst Woodcroft in Market Drayton has welcomed Sarah Parker. Both homes are run by Shropshire’s largest independent care provider Coverage Care Services Ltd and look…

Mother and son reunited as care homes welcome back visitors

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As Shropshire quietly emerges from the second national lockdown, our care homes across the county have been welcoming back visitors for the first time in months. Paul Cooke from Hollinswood was one of the first visitors through the doors at Barclay Gardens in Donnington where he was reunited with his 94-year-old mother Lillian after nearly…

Shropshire carer retires after three decades of service

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Staff at Shropshire’s largest independent care provider have said a fond farewell to one of their longest-serving colleagues. Edna Jones retired from her role as assistant manager of Stone House care home in Bishops Castle at the end of September following three decades of service. She is now looking forward to spending more time with…

Special tea party for Gladys as she celebrates turning 109

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She has lived through two world wars, has seen three kings and one queen on the throne and is currently witness to one of the biggest global pandemics. But Gladys Cloke, who celebrated her 109th birthday recently and is thought to be Shropshire’s oldest person, is still going strong. Gladys, who moved to Shropshire from…

Birthday wish comes true for care home resident who turns 101

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A Shropshire care home resident has had her 101st birthday wish come true after staff rallied round to give her a new hairdo. Betty Green, a resident at Greenfields care home in Whitchurch, had only one request for the day she celebrated turning 101 and that was to get her hair cut. So, a bit…

Transformed shed unveiled as new care home shop

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A brand-new shop and café has been officially unveiled at a Shropshire care home after staff and residents decided to transform an old shed during lockdown. The brightly coloured, revamped garden building at Stone House in Bishops Castle is now stocked with essential supplies and treats for residents to purchase and will also operate as…