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Pod Launch

19th November

It has taken a lot of time and research to find the best solution for residents and families to meet for quality time together since the start of lockdown. The time is finally here – Swarthmore has officially launched the visitor Pod.

The visitor Pod is a purpose built meeting space that provides a safer environment with improved protection for residents and their families by reducing the risk of infection. One of our residents, Tessa, was the first to experience the new space, chatting with her family in warm and cosy surrounds.

The Pod provides a comfortable space with windows for ventilation and doors with ramps for easy wheelchair access. When using the space, residents can safely ‘socially distance’ from their visitors thanks to a thin, robust perspex panel with a two-way intercom. Emergency call points have been installed on both sides of the Pod. Sanitisers are also provided in the room for visitor use. The Pod will be ventilated and sanitised between each visit and deep cleaned daily.

A booking system is co-ordinated by our Admin team, ensuring visits are well-managed. The facility is limited to two visitors at any one time, ensuring both residents and their families are as safe as possible.

We would like to thank Paul Upward, a local photographer who kindly donated two pieces of his work for the internal walls of the Pod. Photographs of Bluebells in Welders Lane and Sunrise at Market Place, Chalfont St Peter.

We continue to follow Government Guidelines to keep our residents and staff as safe as possible. We will continue to send email communications to family and friends of our residents. Please do get in touch with us directly if you would like to discuss anything with us in relation to visiting. We thank you all for your continued support for our residents and staff.

We hope that you can now enjoy your visits in comfort and look forward to your feedback.

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