On the afternoon of Monday 20th April, we received word from Torbay Hospital that one of our residents was confirmed as positive for COVID-19, having been tested on admission to hospital the day before.  As a result, we are operating on the assumption the virus has been in our home, although at this time no other residents appear to have symptoms.

This came as an unwelcome surprise, especially as none of our residents appeared to have any symptoms for the virus after several weeks of lockdown.  Nevertheless, we have planned for this situation and our team has responded very well indeed.  The family of the resident affected has been informed and that person continues to be treated at Torbay Hospital.  All relatives of other residents in the home have also been informed.

We have been impressed with the reaction of our team, all of whom have quickly implemented higher levels of Infection Control, as planned.  We are also grateful to Torbay Hospital for additional support that has been offered in securing COVID-19 Testing for residents and staff, as well as additional PPE if we need it.  At this time we have sufficient PPE to maintain all of our Infection Control protocols.

Our focus now is on containing the virus and protecting other residents and staff.  We have detailed plans, as well as equipment, for doing this.  Clearly no plans are fool proof, but we are determined to do our best to contain this virus.  We are also very grateful for the many messages of support we’ve received from the relatives of loved ones who live at The Croft.

Any press enquiries should be directed to Simon Spiller, Registered Provider, on 07501 465119.  Press enquires cannot be responded to on The Croft’s land-line.

5 Comments

  1. Mum on 21st April 2020 at 10:42 pm

    So very sorry to hear that Simon. Thinking of you and wishing you and all the team success with the containment and protection.

  2. Graham on 21st April 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Keep up your and your team good work stay as safe as you can we will come through this cheers

  3. Simon Gilboy on 23rd April 2020 at 10:23 am

    Sorry to hear this news Simon. We are all thinking of you, your residents and your staff.
    Best wishes
    Simon, Emma and Eva.

  4. Dave Wright on 25th April 2020 at 11:19 am

    Simon, I have confidence that you and your team are well prepared and will follow your plan diligently. I hope you and the whole Croft community will invite through prayer Jesus the greatest healer to be with you and your community. Our human efforts are important but God is so much bigger than this virus. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10. Dave Wright. My prayers join with you, Simon. Just as you are pleased when your family turns to you for help, your Heavenly Father is pleased when you turn to Him.

  5. Dave Wright on 25th April 2020 at 11:20 am

    I have confidence that you and your team are well prepared and will follow your plan diligently. I hope you and the whole Croft community will invite through prayer Jesus the greatest healer to be with you and your community. Our human efforts are important but God is so much bigger than this virus. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

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