Swimbridge House Nursing Home is committed to ensuring that we keep all our residents, patients and staff as safe as possible. While we are fortunate to share that there has been no COVID-19 case in or linked to our home, we feel that precautionary measures should still be in place, given the highly contagious nature and accompanying implications of the virus for the elderly. Therefore, we are only slowly opening our Home to families, friends and visitors in the garden and by appointment only. There is now a temporary outdoor building in the garden for our visitors when meeting with our residents. It has been a real joy to see families reunited after being apart from so long and it has brought many smiles to all of us.

We have also made provisions for alternative forms of communication (such as telephone or video calling by WhatsApp). For essential and critical visits, please contact Claire Atkinson, the Registered Manager of the Home prior to coming so we can carry out the appropriate risk assessment.

Visits from the local community and external entertainment are still cancelled for the foreseeable future and our Activity Co-ordinators, along with our Staff will do all they can to ensure that life in our Home remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. Vital medical visits will still be made and we will ensure that only visitors who are not displaying symptoms come in, and that they wash their hands on entering.

The Home continues to admit new residents following guidance from Public Health England and Devon County Council. For potential new admissions, please contact the Registered Manager of the Home prior to coming so we can carry out the appropriate risk assessment.

We would really appreciate your support with these measures, and please be reassured that we are closely following and complying with the Public Health England authorities to ensure that we keep our residents safe, and that our staff are supported to continue to deliver high level care. Obviously, we keep the families informed of ongoing events and possible changes in our policy through our website and emails.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Claire Atkinson, the Registered Manager of the Home.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

With kind regards,

Joost van Delft                Claire Atkinson
Proprietor                        Registered Manager