Communities such as ours are at a greater risk of infection outbreak because residents can be physically compromised and less able to shrug off an infection.
Norovirus and Clostridium difficile, among others, can cause significant distress and discomfort, and under the guidance issued to Homes such as ours, 2 suspected/confirmed cases constitute an outbreak.
The Home has to be closed to all admissions and visitors until all residents have been symptom-free for 48hrs, and in the case of Norovirus, the last person showing any signs must be symptom free for 72 hrs.
Once all clear, we have to carry out a deep clean on all areas of the Home.
For the duration of the closure, we know that relatives can become very distressed at being unable to visit.
With this in mind, please, if you have any signs of infection, don’t visit – stay home, get well.