A nursing home in Surrey welcomed a visit from its local MP who wanted to learn more about the services on offer and how people’s nursing needs are met.
Claire Coutinho, Conservative MP for East Surrey, visited Tupwood Gate Nursing Home in Surrey. The service supports individuals looking for residential, nursing and dementia care and offers post-operative intermediate care, dementia specialist care and respite care, as well as palliative and end-of-life support.
She praised the “wonderful care” provided by staff at the service, which was recently recognised at the annual Care Home Awards 2023 for receiving first class feedback from residents and their loved ones.
Claire toured the facility, run by leading health and social care provider Cygnet Health Care, and spoke to staff and residents during her visit, finding out about initiatives including Move and Groove, an intergenerational music and sport collaborative project which included the participation of the residents at Tupwood Gate Nursing Home.
Paula Deadman, Cygnet Health Care Manager for Tupwood Gate Nursing Home, said it was a positive visit for everyone.
She added: “It was lovely to meet Claire and we’re delighted that she has recognised the care, compassion and dedication of our team at Tupwood.
“It was very nice of her to take time out of her busy schedule to come and see us, the staff and residents all enjoyed meeting her and had an opportunity to have a conversation. We take great pride in what we achieve here and it meant a lot to staff that Claire took the time to really listen to us and that we were given an opportunity to share our work with her.
“We enjoyed showcasing Tupwood Gate and all the great work that we do here in her constituency to look after our residents and helping them to live life to the fullest.”
Talking about the visit, Claire said: “It was a real privilege to meet Paula and the staff at Tupwood Gate Nursing Home, where I saw the wonderful care they provide for their residents.
“I was particularly heartened to hear about the work they have done with local children with special educational needs and disabilities, welcoming them into the home to reduce loneliness among their residents – something I’m really passionate about.”