In an article featured in the Daily Mail, Medici Lifecare’s directors describe locking down Temple Grove care home early, and without the support of the Government
“The boss of a care home which has remained coronavirus-free said it had decided to lock down early without the support of the Government – but the process was ‘traumatic’.
Alison Barnes, of Temple Grove home, near Crowborough, East Sussex, said she was ‘in tears’ when she closed down the home two weeks before the official lockdown.
She added: ‘The Government wouldn’t give us the guidance – they wouldn’t say “lock down” and that was really traumatic.’
Home owners Mark and Joanne Ellison believe shutting the doors early and refusing to accept hospital patients without a negative virus test – despite ‘emotional pressure’ – helped keep residents safe.”