Sunrise of Esher have built a designated ‘Visitor Pod’, in which family members can safely visit residents at the care home while maintaining a safe social distance.
On 14th December, Mary Sheldon, the Mayor of Elmbridge was the guest of honour at a ceremony - she officially opened Sunrise of Esher’s Pod to visitors.
The Mayor cut the red ribbon on the front door of the Pod, and residents watched from inside with a glass of bucks fizz.
Mary Sheldon, the Mayor of Elmbridge, said:
“I was delighted to visit Sunrise of Esher to open the new Visitor Pod. This new addition will enable families and friends to visit their loved ones in a safe and secure way, something that is so welcome after many months of being kept apart due to COVID restrictions.”
Bryon Nelson, a family member of a resident at Sunrise of Esher, added:
“It was a pleasure to see Sunrise of Esher open their new visitor pod today, this is a continuation of their protocol to carefully open up the home so family and friends can reunite with their loved ones.
“This addition will greatly enhance the wellbeing of residents, families and the teams, all within a safe and comfortable environment.”
Joanna Perry, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Esher, said:
“We are delighted to officially open our Visitor Pod, it means so much to our residents and we are so happy we have been able to do this in time for the festive period.
“We would like to thank the Mayor for joining us at our opening ceremony, it was a very exciting occasion for the residents and all those who were able to speak to the Mayor felt very privileged.
“We are one huge step closer to welcoming guests safely back into our wonderful home!”
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