On Thursday 22nd March, Rebecca, an outreach worker form the museum came along with a box of artefacts and presented an interactive and lively activity for our residents.

We started with a "Kanga"- a calico sarong printed with a political message from Kenya, then a selection of pressed butterflies from Africa, next out of the box was a Leopard skin, a large snake skin, a Rhino tooth, a bear skull and finally an Antelope skull complete with antlers!

The afternoon was filled with sounds of amazement and wonder at all the artefacts shown and handed around, our residents asked questions, gave their opinions and everyone participated.

Rebecca gave us lots of interesting information in a relaxed fun manner, including facts about the exhibits and how they came to be part of the museums collection and how they care for the items to ensure they are in good condition, we also heard about the life of Powell-Cotton and how he himself survived a Python attack.
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John WilliamsonMay, 2019

“The support and care that my mother has been provided over a 5 month period has been amazing. The friendship of the staff provided was second to none as was their patience with my calls checking up on Mum. The consideration given to medical and palliative support was always well informed. I never had any doubts that Mum was being looked after professionally in a well-provided environment.

I have marked the section 'Management' as 'Good' - the ward supervision, alerts of health deterioration, and administration of care, food, drink, cleaning and activities was excellent, but in my 5 months association with St Michaels, I had no contact to assess the home's 'Management', perhaps because the NHS was the funding provider. So neither can I rate 'Value for Money'.

I would want to thank many by name but this site asks me not to do so. The personal service Mum and my family received made the end of her life calm, enjoyable, pain-free, and dignified in every way that was possible.”

Melodie ChanningMay, 2019

“The end of life care my mother received was excellent, the staff are caring and treated the whole family with dignity during the last weeks of my mother's life. I would highly recommend this amazing nursing home and cannot say anything else but "thank you" for everything.”

Ian WebsterJanuary, 2019

“I cannot rate this care home any higher than excellent. Both my parents were residents and the care, dignity and personal care was outstanding. As a family we were very pleased we used St Michael's as it was incredibly comforting knowing that we had made the right decision to use St Michael's. The personal touch of the treatment both my parents received was amazing and the way the family was treated was incredible. The staff were outstanding and so thoughtful at all times. I cannot say thank you enough for everything they did. The building was so clean and immaculate, you did not feel you were in a care home, more like a hotel. Thank you again.”