Valorum Care Group are wholly committed to ensuring that all of the people we support, and all of our staff are kept as safe as possible. Our services remain operational however we are now asking people to consider whether their visit is absolutely necessary. Anyone visiting our services whether that is a family member, friend, or other professional please be prepared for enhanced infection control procedures including:
• Handwashing on arrival, regularly during your visit, and before you leave
• Health screening, possibly leading to refused entry for those showing symptoms of COVID-19
Our Clinical Governance Team is following government guidance in response to the outbreak of Covid-19 through the Public Health England website where there is specific COVID-19 guidance for health professionals.
We recognise that now more than ever recruitment is paramount to our sector, and therefore we have adapted our processes to ensure that we continue to recruit and for the forthcoming period we will be utilising secure online portals to interview, vet and train any new candidates, whilst also undertaking high levels of competency checks.
We are also working closely with commissioners from the Local Authorities and CCGs to offer our vacant beds to support the community during this critical time. We can offer respite for those that are affected from their carers having to self-isolate and are able to offer step down services for those needing to leave hospital.
Whilst COVID-19 is a challenge for all our communities, Valorum Care Group has the skills and culture to respond to these challenges and we will continue to provide exceptional support to those who need it most. We update our business on a daily basis, and we will also post any new updates through our twitter feed.