The garden became an area also bursting with activity. Photographs were taken in the sleigh set up under the events tent and our special visitors from the Mobile Farm Experience caused merriment and wonder. Tinsel and Star the Reindeers were magical additions to the day. Many people hadn't seen reindeer before and many had never had the opportunity to pet and feed them. Those residents choosing to stay in the warm watched through the windows. The joy and happiness Star and Tinsel brought with them was evident to see Big smiles, squeals of delight and pure enchantment on faces, young and elderly. A big thank you to them and to James and Abby Brindley, the owners of the Mobile Farm Experience. Their lovely dog in his red coat was popular too!
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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.”

Nicky BeachMarch, 2019

“Myself and my sister would just like to thank every last person involved with the care of our mother in her last three weeks of her life. From the receptionists, who were particularly helpful to us, to the hairdresser, the laundry staff, kitchen and of course the very long caring nursing staff who went above and beyond in making our Mum's final days bearable for all of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Ian LycettMarch, 2019

“My mother was under your care between Dec 2018 - March 2019.
The staff were on the whole very good and treated my mother with dignity and kindness. Unfortunately, the staff did not know my real mother's personality because it was affected by a terrible brain tumour. Thank you to everyone that cared for my mum and now she is at peace away from all her suffering.”