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Nurse Adele and staff kicked off the Easter festivities with some ‘eggcellent’ activities for the residents.
Residents helped decorate the Easter Notice Board by colouring pictures of eggs. There was a chocolate egg up for grabs for the best coloured egg which was won by resident Kevin W.

Residents were overjoyed to have a visit from the Easter Bunny and back by popular demand was Eric the parrot who provided some hilarious entertainment with his witty one liners,

Residents had a lovely day with their loved ones chatting over a cup of tea and hot cross buns and watching their grandchildren enjoy some chocolate and play Easter games.



After almost 6 years our beloved handyman Phil retired In March. As a leaving present Phil was presented with a watch and vouchers to his favourite restaurant. We wish Phil all the very best and has an open invite to dropping in anytime he wants.



We welcome Julian Saunders in his new role of handyman.


Tracey Gastall took on a 31,000 step sponsored walk in memory of her late daughter Claire Roberts. Tracey completed the walk on Saturday 31st March. £225 was raised from all who contributed at Crawshaw Hall. Well done Tracey from everyone at Crawshaw


Summary of feedback from CQC inspector David Room after our 2 day inspection in March. I would like to thank everyone I met at Crawshaw Hall for all their efforts and how they conducted themselves. It must take a huge amount of hard work and dedication from your staff at all levels to offer such a high level of care, ensuring that residents remain safe and families are hap-py with the support provided. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Well done and I look forward to visiting you again in the future.


Congratulations to Marc for officially becoming the new registered care manager. Sir David Behan CBE from the CQC confirmed the news in March.


Our carers have been trying a range of different activities that suit each service users needs.


Our residents found the hand massages extremely relaxing it went down well with everyone (particularly our female service users). The ladies were given a manicure and had their nails painted. Seated exercises for improving strength and flexibility and helping to relax the mind. Residents with limited mobility can still get involved with stationary cycling that they do from the comfort of their chairs.



Those residents who are chair/bed-bound were offered the sensory diddles, a “cuddle cat” this enables residents to feel the different textures and materials and move their hands and arms whilst exploring the activity. Following on from using the sensory equipment, we decided to experiment with our “comfort dolls”. One resident in particular who has a tendency to wander and exhibit anxious behaviour, becomes very calm and happy as soon as she takes one of the “babies” in her arms


Howard B who transferred from the Medical Centre to the EMI unit in Jan has been welcomed by residents and is making new friends over a game of cards.


Local Pianist Doreen Wright donated her piano to the home and even offered to come and play every Thursday for the residents. Residents appeared relaxed and happy enjoying the music. A few of the residents with the assistance of carers had a play on the piano which they really enjoyed.


Nursing Home (EMI)
Jean Keane 13th Jan
Mary Lavery 23rd Jan
Shirley Hartley 13th Feb
Jean Wright 12th Mar
Howard Bingham 22nd Feb
Colin Morgan 31st Mar

Medical Center
Martin Fox 12th Jan
Stephen Pearson 24th Jan
Norma Rowcroft 9th Feb
Kevin Wogden 25th Feb
Kevin Bird 9th Mar

Upcoming resident Birthdays MC
Alan Brown
Thelma B
Judith Waring
Joan Teale
Joyce Pickthall
Chris Fairclough
Paulette Yates
Rose Avis

Upcoming resident Birthdays EMI
Mary Whittles
Audrey Lea
Cathleen Lomas
Catherine Ruane
Pamela Worsley


Sadly in the last quarter we lost lovely resident Audrey Martin from the MC.


Residents and relatives meeting 19.04.18
Doreen Wright Playing Piano every Thursday (check notice board for exact date)
Keep an eye on the notice board for activities.
Best Employee Award (quarterly)