Dedicated Staff abandon flooded cars to get to work
By Hatherleigh Care Village | Thursday, November 22, 2012, 18:59
Dedicated staff at the
award-winning Angela Court Care Home have been forced to abandon their cars and
wade through more than a foot of water to get to work this morning – for the
second time in just four months.
Other staff members at the 37-bed
home, near Tipton St John, decided to stay over in a bid to ensure that there
would be enough staff to look after the elderly residents who suffer with
Roads leading to the care home
were impossible to drive through after the River Otter broke its banks and
caused floods as deep as 24 inches.
Wayne Shermon, Operations
Director for PSP Healthcare which operates Angela Court Care Home, said:
"The weather overnight has been torrential and the roads leading to the
home have been completely unusable but the level of dedication from my care
team once again has been amazing.
"Only a few months ago we
had nurses, chefs and care staff leaving their cars and walking through up to 2
feet of floods to get to work and look after our residents and once again they
have done the same.
"Others have had to stay
over in available rooms to ensure the residents receive their medication. I
would like to say a big thank you to all my staff for all their help and
Angela Court Nursing home, which
is operated by the innovative PSP Healthcare, offers a variety of rooms and specialises in dementia & Alzheimer's disease care.
It boasts an excellent reputation for providing high
quality care for some of the most vulnerable adults in the community.