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Barnes Lodge Visitor Pod is Officially Open!

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13 January 2021

Barnes Lodge Visitor Pod is Officially Open!

Barnes Lodge care home in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, are delighted to open their brand new visiting pod for friends and family of their residents.

2020 was certainly a tough year for everyone, and with winter well underway, a warm, cosy and safe pod was most welcome in the garden of the 101 bed care home. With restrictions still in place for care homes across the country, families and friends can now enjoy visiting residents whilst keeping everyone safe. Relatives are able to chat to residents using the intercom, along with a protective transparent screen being in place to avoid the risks that Covid-19 brings.

Staff have worked tirelessly to keep residents safe during the pandemic, using a marquee outside during the summer when visits were finally permitted again, but now, with the cold weather the visiting pod has been a wonderful addition.

Nicky Pett, General Manager at Barnes Lodge commented: “It has been really exciting to see the visitor centre go up as we know how much this will mean to the relatives of our residents, as well as the residents themselves. We have been using technology such as FaceTime to keep everyone in touch with our residents, which really does lift their spirits. However, finally getting to see them in person, even with the screen in place, is going to make the world of difference. We are doing everything we can to keep life as ‘normal’ as possible here at Barnes Lodge.”

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