Staff and residents from Thorn Springs care home in Houghton Regis have been showing their appreciation to key workers in the area in honour of International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day.
Visiting local surgeries, dental practices, community nurses, and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, representatives from Thorn Springs gifted goodie bags and treat hampers to the nurses and midwives they met.
To show her support, 91-year-old resident, Christine Shute, is also knitting hats for new-born babies at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. Christine said,
‘It’s a pleasure to knit these hats for the tiny babies who might need a bit of extra care from the amazing midwives. Any colour hat is okay!’
One midwife at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Shelby Gallagher, commented,
‘We really appreciate [Thorn Springs’] kindness and commend them on their commitment to the community. The hats made by the residents will definitely melt some hearts and we look forward to working with the home in the future.!’
To continue to show their appreciation, Thorn Springs is inviting key workers into the home for their weekly Blue Light Breakfast. Katie Hughes, the Home Manager at Thorn Springs, said,
‘Every Wednesday from 9:00 until 10:30, we’re welcoming all key workers to enjoy some delicious breakfast treats to start their day right! This is our way of saying thank you for the hard work and dedication they show to keep our community safe every day.’
Opened in October 2022, Thorn Springs is a luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 en-suite bedrooms and attractive décor, Thorn Springs is proud to offer person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible.