We maintain robust infection control but we also prioritise our residents dignity, privacy and autonomy. We are in regular contact with the HSE, HIQA and other healthcare experts. Ongoing training on infection prevention and control is in place for our team. We have adequate supplies of PPE to use as appropriate. Our house keeping teams are meticulous and hand hygiene pumps are dotted everywhere.
Life in The Fern Dean is always adapting in response to our residents’ needs and interests. Our activities have always been decided based on discussion and input from our residents. People also naturally gravitate towards people with common interests so running appropriate activities in smaller groups has not been an issue. We manage this and pair residents according to people they socialise with. Visiting restrictions are in place in line with HSE requirements.