Health

Locked down care home residents get creative 

Locked down care home residents are getting creative to keep their spirits up during the coronavirus crisis. The team at the Pendine Park  care organisation are using everything from music and art to videos and social media technology to counter the emotional and practical impacts of dealing with daily life in the national emergency situation. […]

Doris celebrates 102nd birthday on Zoom in coronavirus lockdown

An Anglesey woman who survived a horrific cycling accident, tuberculosis and meningitis in her younger days celebrated her 102nd birthday under a Coronavirus lockdown at the care home where she now lives. But thanks to technology Doris Hughes was able to see her son and other family members as they joined the birthday party via […]

Home care staff fear for their lives because of lack of protective equipment

Care staff providing services for the elderly and infirm in their own homes across Wales are going to work fearing for their lives on the coronavirus front line. That’s the warning from a domiciliary care expert whose 90 staff are being stretched to breaking point as they look after the elderly and infirm in their […]

Miracle recovery spurs on Debenhams worker to raise funds for brain charity

A Wrexham mum who almost died after developing a serious brain infection while pregnant has launched a new fundraising drive to help support other survivors of the condition. Becky Rule, who works at Debenhams in Eagles Meadow shopping centre, Wrexham, was given an emergency C-section under general anaesthetic in January last year after attending the […]

Asda come to rescue of care home staff after Tesco ban

A rival supermarket has come to the rescue after Tesco banned care home staff from shopping during the dedicated slots for NHS workers. Asda contacted the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham to say their employees were more than welcome to come to their store in the town at the allotted times. The Tesco ban […]

Furious care home staff call for Tesco boycott over shopping ban

Furious care home staff are calling for a boycott of Tesco after they refused to allow them to shop there during the special NHS time slots. Disgusted Senior care practitioner Ria Roberts, a 34-year-single mum who works for the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, blasted the “lack of respect” shown to them by the […]

Care home residents are being treated like “collateral damage”

A social care leader has warned that more elderly and vulnerable care home residents will die because they are being treated like “collateral damage” in the war against the corona virus. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales which represents nearly 500 independent social care providers, is calling for “vision and leadership” from […]

Care organisation appeals for volunteers to tackle coronavirus crisis

A leading care organisation is appealing for former nurses and other staff to volunteer to help them beat the coronavirus epidemic threatening the residential care sector. Pendine Park looks after 450 residents at its eight homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon, employs over 800 staff and has been in business for over 30 years but director […]

Pioneering artist Sarah still drawn to care after 25 years

Wales’ first ever care home artist in residence is celebrating a quarter of a century in the ground-breaking role. Talented Sarah Edwards was engaged as a consultant by the Pendine Park care organisation by arts loving owners Mario and Gill Kreft in 1995. Since then Sarah’s has supported the development of award-winning enrichment programmes at […]

Corwen community group appeals for donations and volunteers to fight epidemic

A call has gone out for volunteers to help isolated and vulnerable people in the Corwen area as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. The appeal has come from South Denbighshire Community Partnership (SDCP), a locally-based and grant-funded community charity for the people of the Edeyrnion district. SDCP, which provides a range of community services ranging from […]