Update from Clavadel

The Geoghegan Group Coronavirus Strategy Statement

At The Clavadel we take prevention and control of infection very seriously and in order to protect our staff, patients and visitors we have taken extra precautions at this time.

Our staff are all trained and knowledgeable about infection prevention and control and we have special policies we follow to help keep everyone safe.

On arrival at work our staff enter by only one/two entrance in order to reduce footfall in the corridors. They are then screened for Covid-19 symptoms and have their temperature taken and anyone with symptoms or a high temperature returns home to self isolate and arrange a Coronavirus test.

Our staff wash their hands and use hand sanitiser on arrival for their shift and regularly throughout the day. On arrival to work they put on the regulation Personal Protection Equipment (gloves, apron and facemask), which is designed to protect them and everyone around them.

Staff ensure they maintain Social Distance guidelines wherever possible and practical while carrying out their duties and they will be mindful of this at all times.

Our Housekeeping and Catering teams follow cleaning guidance very strictly in order to help with prevention and control of infection. We use dedicated deep cleaning equipment as appropriate and our cleaning regimes are maintained at all times.

The clinical team work very closely with Public Health England and follow all national Coronavirus policies and procedures.

Our patients are screened for Covid-19 symptoms on arrival at The Clavadel and every day thereafter while they are with us. Any patient with a high temperature or showing any signs of developing symptoms of Coronavirus will be kept safely in their rooms while we arrange for clinical consultation for them and any necessary diagnostic testing to help find out the cause of their symptoms. Patients are asked to wash their hands regularly and we welcome our patients to use the hand sanitiser units available throughout the building.

 

Update March 2021

We are pleased to announce that in line with government guidance we are now able to welcome one named visitor per guest staying at The Clavadel. Named visitors will have to undergo a Covid-19 lateral flow test on arrival for each visit which our staff can help you with. After a short wait in your car and a negative swab test result your guest will be free to enter the building and visit you in our drawing room with relevant PPE.

We are also happy to report that our hairdressing services and chiropody services have re started and our dining room is open to approximately 10 clients per day allowing some social dining.

Although these are small steps hopefully they will go some way to bring patients stays somewhere closer to those enjoyed before Lock down nearly a year ago. If you have any further questions please feel free to call our reception staff who can talk you through any further details.

 

Hydrotherapy

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic we have closely followed the Pool Water and Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) guidelines on how to maintain a safe pool environment.

Chlorine is one of the most effective chemicals to eradicate bacteria and viruses and our pool is kept at a recommended constant rate of 1.5 ppm of free chlorine by a sophisticated computerised dosing machine. At this level it is not possible for Covid-19 virus to survive in water, on any surfaces or easily in the air as the chlorine is also released into the air. The whole pool area is cleaned everyday with this chlorine solution.

The size of our pool allows us to treat patients with a 2m social distance, and we have staggered timings to be able to maintain this throughout the day.

All physios will be wearing face masks, as to treat you they need to be within the 2m distancing, and will clean equipment between patient sessions.