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?
“In November 2015 my mother had a serious stroke which left her speechless, immobile and unable to swallow. She spent the next year and half in four different hospitals making a slow recovery. On discharge, she was placed in an interim care home and from there I was extremely fortunate to obtain for her a placement at St Michael's. Since her arrival in July 2017 she has made a quantum improvement both physically and psychologically. Because of the interactive nature of the environment, together with the level of care and respect gladly given by staff, I see she has turned a new chapter in her life which is now more fruitful and engaging. Thank you all for your continued commitment.”
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.”
Linda StephensOctober, 2018
“Lovely nursing home, all staff very sweet and caring. The nurses were very attentive and on the ball. Entertainment staff very jolly and always trying to find new things to keep the residents amused.
My mother was admitted from hospital on 'end of life care'. When we viewed the home my family and I found it very calm and quiet and we felt it was a lovely environment to be nursed.”