Award-Winning Hampshire Care Home Re-unites Families in New Covid-Secure Visitor Pods
posted: 27th Oct 2020
Cube Modular has installed two care home visitor pods in the grounds of Knellwood War Memorial Home in Farnborough. The covid-secure guest pods, named ‘Lily Pod’ and ‘Alice Pod’, are enabling residents and loved ones to spend precious time together without running the risks associated with bringing visitors into the care home itself.
Knellwood’s general manager Krishnan Gnanasekaran said: “My view is visiting is a must for the residents who reside in a care home. Without visits from their loved ones, elderly people lose hope and deteriorate rapidly. Knellwood War Memorial Care Home is doing all that we can to keep all who visit, work and live in Knellwood safe in these unprecedented times. The visitor pods are a brilliant way for us to provide visits in a controlled, private, relaxed and covid-secure setting.”
One of the first families to meet in the new visitor pods has featured on BBC South Today News. Janet Innes was filmed with her sister Pauline visiting Knellwood resident June in one of the pods, which has a dividing screen to separate resident and visitors whilst they are inside together. The sisters expressed their joy at being able to visit their mother more often, commenting that residents get “down and depressed if they don’t see their family”.
Brandon Weston, Cube Modular’s MD, added: “With winter approaching, we are delighted that we can offer care homes a unique, modular solution which enables comfort for residents through personal contact with loved ones, in a most safe, secure, and risk-mitigating way. Word is getting around and we are receiving interest and orders from all over the UK – we hope to install many more.”
Cube Modular’s Visitor Pods are a modular foldable container solution for Care Homes in the UK. Fully flexible in size, configuration and internal fit-out, units can be set up in minutes and are available on both a hire and purchase basis. The pods installed at Knellwood Memorial Home were delivered fully carpeted, with wheelchair ramps and heaters added, for easy access and additional comfort for the winter months ahead. Knellwood was awarded Hampshire Care Home of the Year 2019.
For further information, please contact Brandon Weston at Cube Modular:
T: 01905 955814
M: 07724 762255