Good Oaks Home Care has announced that it is offering free care and shopping visits to the elderly loved ones of NHS staff at Poole Hospital.
The company, based near Westbourne, said it wanted to “give back” to NHS workers in the community by offering the service.
Every NHS staff member at Poole Hospital can claim one free care visit for their loved ones. Visits are up to two hours and the Good Oaks care team can go shopping, deliver medicines or pop by for companionship and help around the home.
Co-founder of Good Oaks Home Care, Ben Ashton, said: “We wanted to do something to thank our NHS workers and support them and their loved ones – it’s our way to say thank you and help care for the people that care for us.
“At Good Oaks, we know the importance of outstanding care for elderly loved ones, and we also know that this last year has been a worrying and challenging time for families. This is our way to say thank you to the NHS workers who have been working so hard, while also caring for, and worrying about, their own loved ones. Your dedication, commitment and strength are an inspiration to us all, and we hope this offer will help to give you a little more peace of mind as you continue to work saving lives every day.
“We hope our team can help, whether that’s by collecting medications or dropping off the shopping and lighten the load just a little.”
All visits will be conducted according to the Good Oaks’ Proprietary COVID-19 Secure Standard for Infection Control.
These enhanced measures include, but are not limited to, a ‘No Public Transport’ guarantee, temperature checks before carers start placements with clients, enhanced infection control training and full PPE, weekly Covid-19 tests and Good Oaks’ COVID-19-secure code of conduct.