Marham House and West Suffolk NHS working together in the face of COVID19
March saw the long-awaited unveiling of a luxurious new care facility in Bury St Edmunds. Marham House is far from your typical care home, and is designed to feel more like an elegant hotel. With space to accommodate 66 residents, the facility boasts three lounges, a sky bar with views over the surrounding area, a cinema, a library and an immaculate garden. Each bedroom also comes complete with its own en suite bathroom, helping residents to feel really at home.
As a result of the recent COVID19 difficulties and struggles, Marham House Care Home and West Suffolk NHS have joined forces to bring Health and Social Care together. Marham House has opened up 25 beds to support the trust at this critical time, in hope to relieve some of the pressures placed on West Suffolk hospital. Beds will be available for patients who are medically fit to leave the hospital, however need further assessment and support before they can return home.
Lesley Standring, head of operational improvement at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Working with the team at Marham Park is a great opportunity for us to work together across the heath and care system to support our patients in this unprecedented time.” “An additional 25 beds will be staffed jointly by our clinical staff and colleagues of Marham House Care Home, to provide us extra capacity.”
This wonderful sense of community and coming together has been headed up by our outstanding home manager ‘Jan Gibbs’ and brilliant Operations Director ‘Michelle Sides’ who have already welcomed three lovely residents, who are progressing well.
Here at Marham House we are beyond grateful for all those staff working for the NHS and in the care system, especially at a time like this, for all the work they are doing to look after our friends, families and loved ones. This is an extremely difficult time and your service is not going unnoticed #COVID19.