Busy Mother’s Day for Derby care homes

Published: Monday 15th March 2021

Our two care homes in Derby, Foylebank and Queensferry Court have welcomed their first visitors since lock-down restrictions eased on 8 March with a busy Mother’s Day weekend.

Both homes, run by leading independent care provider Agincare, are Covid-free with over 90% of residents having received their first vaccination.

Foylebank Care Home in Chaddesden, and Queensferry Court Care Home in Allenton, are continuing to carry our regular testing and follow latest Government guidance on PPE, hygiene and visits.

A spokesperson for the homes said:

We’ve had a great first week at Foylebank and Queensferry Court under the new visit guidelines, and were busy welcoming people in to spend special time with our residents over the Mother’s Day weekend.

The gradual easing of visit restrictions, along with the impact of vaccines, is a great boost for our residents and their families as well as all our care team workers too. We all hope that visits will become even easier and easier to host in weeks to come.

We work hard to make sure that both Foylebank and Queensferry Court care homes are places where all our existing and new residents feel safe and happy, and family visits are an important part of that.

Howard Bolton visits his mother Hilda at Foylebank Care Home

Operators Agincare, one of the country’s largest independent care providers, has welcomed the latest vaccine figures, as well as the Government’s announcement to ease visit restrictions.

Care Homes Chief Operating Officer for Agincare Tim Buckley said:

We know just how treasured visits are by our residents, their loved ones and our care home teams, and we have already been facilitating safe visits wherever possible during the pandemic, even before the Government’s roadmap announcement.

The vaccination roll-out of residents is great news and very pleasing indeed. Agincare is working daily with local authorities and NHS teams to ensure any new care home residents are vaccinated as soon as they are able, as well as any remaining care workers across our homes nationwide.

Find out more about our two care homes in Derby.

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