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Matron Makes a Meal Of Things
An eventful Monday morning activity occurred recently at Alex House Care Home, Eastwood. This impromptu event took place when the scheduled cook couldn’t get in to work and back up staff were not contactable. Come lunchtime all available resources were used to create a fish and chip lunch for over 30 residents and staff, with the help of the local ‘Chippy’!

Everyone 'pulled together' to gather the ingredients and involve the residents in the project; Manager Sally Barry become the chief coordinator, organising the assembly line, to present cod, chips, chicken nuggets and mushy peas, complete with a fruit and ice cream dessert. Activities Co-ordinator Lorraine was seen to don the rubber gloves and get a ‘clear-up’ team together.

The event was such a success and so much fun enjoyed by staff and residents, it has been suggested that the 'Residents Cook-In' becomes a frequent event across all the Eastgate Care Homes.
Posted on 15 Jun 2010
Planned Events Across the Care Homes
Planned Events

Alexandra House has started a monthly luncheon club inviting local residents to come along and have a main meal and pudding for £1.50 followed by a game of bingo or a quiz. The next two dates are the 18th of June at 1.30pm and the 21st of July. Some local people may be invited via the Eastwood Volunteer Bureau.

The date is now arranged for the Alex House Summer Fete for 21st August, watch out for more details.

The Eastwood Historical Society are holding a photographic exhibition illustrating ‘How Eastwood Was’ at the Eastwood library and Lorraine the Activities Organiser will be taking residents to view this on the 14th July.

Park House has their Summer Fair planned for August - date to be advised.

Melbourne House Summer Fair organised for 26th June.
Posted on 02 Jun 2010
New Starters/Birthdays/Retirement and other Staff News
Welcome On Board new starter;
Gurcharan Kaur – Activities Co-ordinator at Melbourne House

July seems to be a much quieter month for Eastgate birthdays, but do all enjoy your special days;

·         Wendy Clayton (Care Asst) the only birthday we know about at Park House!

·         Angela Connolly (Night Carer) at Alex House

·         Gillian Craven (Carer) at Alex House

·         Thelma Francis (Nurse) at Melbourne

·         Mary Prakash (Nurse )at Melbourne

·         Debra Trigg (Carer) at Melbourne

A really special event to listen out for is Liz Fowkes (Carer at Alexandra) she is having twins. We all wish her well with the deliveries and look forward to hearing the news of that event!

The New Staff Handbook is now available – this is designed so each team member has their own copy of the company’s policies and procedures, including expectations too.
It will ensure everyone is ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’!

Coming Soon - Long Service Awards for 1,3,5,7,10,15,20,25,30 years and 30 years plus
Watch this Space – for Team Member of the Month
Financial Support - See posters around all Care Homes
Posted on 02 Jun 2010
Eastgate Care Expands Facilities
Eastgate Care Expands Facilities

Nottingham private family business Eastgate Care, has added 25 new en-suite rooms to its Care Home portfolio, at the Park House Bulwell location. Park House offers specialist palliative care and now has 54 places for residents in this purpose built Unit.

The specialist builders, Wynbrook Housing worked closely with the Eastgate Care Home Management Team to ensure that the specific nursing practicalities were addressed and that style and comfort were not compromised.
Owner Mr Day commented ‘We have been impressed with the efficient team from Wynbrook who completed a very professional finish, on time, allowing unobstructed care of our existing residents’
In addition to extra en-suite bedrooms the lounge area was extended, so that more residents can sit and enjoy the garden views. The hairdressing studio was refitted and extra space was created in the kitchen to cater for the increase in number of residents.

This brings the total number of beds for nursing/palliative care/convalescence to a total of 142 across the three Nottingham Care Homes. A new dementia unit is planned for completion in early 2011 in the Mapperley area of Nottingham.

Eastgate now has its own training and administrative centre at the White Swan in Old Basford Nottingham. The training facilities are ideal for those wishing to undertake training off-site, to maximise learning potential.

Posted on 12 May 2010
New Learning and Development Centre Opens
The old White Swan in Basford became the New White Swan, as it was transformed into the Training Centre and Offices of Eastgate Care.
Posted on 22 Apr 2010

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