The Garden of St Michael's turned out to be a very popular place to be on August 15th as our Tropical Paradise Party was in full swing, there event tents which were decorated with tropical flowers, birds & bunting.
Simon our Chef was kept busy cooking Jerk Chicken fillets, Caribbean Lamb burger and other mouth-watering tropical delights, our Tikki Bar was stocked with a delicious Malibu Rum Punch, Tropical Pimm's and fruit Cocktails.
Piggybank Nursery came along, to spend the afternoon on the 'beach' created with sand, shells buckets & spades and a paddling pool full of water to complete the beach look. The Residents', their families and staff joined in by dancing to John & Angie who were entertaining us with their live music and combined with the sounds of Reggae, the afternoon was a totally Tropical success.
A special thanks to our Activity Co-Ordinator's for working so hard to provide us with a fun filled event.
“During the two years I have been visiting I have found most of the staff including the nurses to be friendly and helpful. I have noticed on numerous occasions how short staffed the home can be. In spite of that, the staff tend to work it out amongst themselves. There is rarely tension between them. Everybody is well cared for and treated with immense dignity. Only on very few occasions have I heard the staff short tempered. I find that very impressive. Cleanliness is good. The rooms are shabby, the carpets equally so. The bedding is dreadful, old, discoloured, mismatched and ill-fitting. The food is exceptionally good. It is always served hot and well presented. Compliments to the chef. My friend's clothes are always clean but she sometimes smells of urine. Short staffed, I would blame for that. I must add that the positive comments far outweigh the negative ones. I am very happy with the love and care my friend receives. It pleases me that she is very fond of the staff.”
Margaret WoodAugust, 2018
“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.”
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.”