Care Homes

A number of updates have recently been made to the national COVID-19 guidance relating to Care Homes. In view of these recent changes, we wanted to share the links with you to highlight the updated versions. The links to the updated guidance are below. (just click on them).Each page has a “show all updates” link which provides an overview of the updates made to each version: Admission and care of people in care homes [updated 19 June 2020] How to work safely in care homes [updated 15 June 2020] COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings [updated 14 June 2020] There is also page that provides an overview of Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care guidance, and this includes other recently updated guidance which may be relevant, e.g. domiciliary care. If you have any questions at all about the guidance please feel free to ring us. Many thanks for all of your ongoing work and support at this time.

 

Each care home is allocated an Infection Control Nurse/Practitioner who will visit the home and give advice, training, audit and support.

Care homes should inform the Infection Control team if they have two or more residents or staff with symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting or flu like symptoms. The Infection Control team will help you manage the outbreak and put the necessary control measures in place.

Infection Control Link Care Home meetings are held on a quarterly basis in each of the boroughs and details can be found below.

Care home staff are welcome to ring/email us with any queries they have.

Our contact number is 01744 457 314

Email sthccg.3boroughsinfectioncontrol@nhs.net

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