The return visit was a huge success. The arrival of Percy Powell Cotton's travel trunk caused excitement and anticipation in the Garden Room. The treasures emerged from the trunk and were passed around for our residents to examine, items included:
Percy's safari jacket with the claw marks from a Lion attack, the Whiskey flask with the bullet whole ( the flask actually saved his life!) also amongst the items were a Buffalo hide saddle bag, & numerous items with so many stories related to them...what a character Percy was.
Our residents were captivated and swept away with the adventure stories. as more artefacts were produced including a Hippo hide, camera case, a Zebra hair bull whip, an ever ready battery torch, calliper's and Percy's personal shovel.
We have only one question... when will you return to fascinate and entertain us again?
“From the day I viewed St Michael's I was taken by the warm reception of the staff I met. I expressed the excellent feeling I had about the home to my sister who became a patient. She loved her stay there and still did til the night she died there. I have nothing but praise for all their caregiving. The staff, from cleaners to experienced nurses was absolutely wonderful.”
Derek BroughAugust, 2019
“St Michael's is a beautifully situated care home in a tranquil setting. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful.
The care my mother received in the last months of her life was kind, caring and professional. It is a difficult job and the staff here do it wonderfully well.
We were indeed lucky, as a family, to have my mother so well cared for and we can't thank the staff enough for giving us peace of mind.”
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.”