Last week, local MP for Hastings and Rye, Sally-Ann Hart, made a virtual visit to the launch of NursePlus’ new care at home service.
Following her visit, Sally-Ann said “it was a real pleasure to attend the virtual launch at Nurseplus. They have been operating in our area for over 10 years now and the dedication, care and commitment all the staff have is inspiring. I was particularly impressed to hear about the new services that will be provided to enable people, who feel concerned about moving into a care home during the Covid19 pandemic, to remain at their own home and receive care there. This is a fantastic service and I’m pleased the Hastings branch is the next to benefit from it.”
At the launch Sally-Ann was joined by Nurseplus’ Stevie Robertson (Hastings Branch Manager), Andrea Morgan (Business Development Manager), Catherine Gerrard (Consultant). Nurseplus is a national care provider that has over 50 branches. The one in Hastings has provided care to local residents in Hastings and Rother for over 10 years.
The new care service being rolled out to the Hastings Branch, has come about following the Covid19 pandemic. There has been growing reluctance for older people to move to care homes whilst the pandemic continues, and so a desire to stay at home has grown. Therefore, Nurseplus is expanding its services to now offer private care in people’s private homes so they don’t yet have to make the move to a care home during the pandemic.
Speaking after the launch, Stevie Robertson the Hastings Branch Manager said “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us as a branch and it’s great to have the support locally. I am looking forward to getting started and spreading the word about this service and what we can offer people within the local community.”
“Frontline care staff have been at the forefront of the fight against Covid19 for the last 12 months. They have provided sterling work and put in hour after hour to look after their residents. I want to say a massive thank you on behalf of everyone in the area to the staff at Nurseplus and across the whole care sector, for the inspiring, dedicated and compassionate work you have all been doing. It has been a really tough year, and the dedication and care all staff have shown has been a shing light during these dark months,” said Sally-Ann.