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ESSENTIAL WORKERS AT WHAREKAKA

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The last few months of life under COVID -19 restrictions have been a challenge. Wharekaka closed its doors from 21st March and it is only this week that we have allowed a bit more flexibility with visitors. The horror stories of coronavirus in rest homes elsewhere made us determined this would not happen in Martinborough. 

The staff have done a fantastic job in ensuring that all our residents were kept safe and not too bored. Our staff are used to working under strict infection control rules and have been trained to do so, but this has been a much longer time than normal. They have all done this with a lovely smiles and superb teamwork.

 

Meals on Wheels has been maintained which is a great support to those people who need this service. The kitchen staff not only managed to keep the deliveries going, but also increased the meals to enable some additional ones to be delivered over the Easter and Anzac holidays in April. This was enthusiastically received by all recipients in Martinborough, Featherston and Greytown. Our kitchen staff ably managed to ensure that our residents continue to get the usual high standard of nutritious and varied meals – a great culinary effort.

 

In our wonderful community supported facility, the biggest issue has been managing to keep track of who visits who, and where in Wharekaka. From suppliers to staff and families.  Sally, our receptionist has done a great job keeping track of everyone and reminding them of the processes we must follow to meet the Ministry of Health guidelines. This has not always been easy but has always been done with a smile and kindness. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported us by doing their part in making this a smooth process. This journey is not over yet, so we ask that you continue to work with us by following the rules and helping us to keep our residents safe in these unusual times.

 

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