Errol returns home safe and well

We wish to share and give a resounding and heartfelt thanks to all of those involved in the care and rehabilitation of our amazing resident, Errol, who returned home to us safe and well after a very personal battle in hospital with Covid-19.

Errol has lived at Highfield House for over seven years (admitted 22/5/2012). He is a lively and warm character and his care staff think very highly of him and have come to know him well.

On 5/4/2020 Errol developed a new cough and temperature which we monitored closely. On the 8/4/2020 staff noted he was deteriorating and immediately escalated this to his GP. He was later admitted to Croydon University Hospital and on the morning of the 9/4/20, his condition had worsened to the extent that he and was given an hour to live (as his wife informs us).

We are over-the-moon to report that Errol made a remarkable recovery and was discharged back to Highfield House where he received a warm welcome by all the staff and continues to make everyone smile despite his terrifying experience.

Watch the filming of his homecoming here.

covid-19 update

Following the Statement from the Prime Minister on 23rd March 2020 and the advice from Public Health England, we have taken the difficult decision to close our doors to all visitors until further notice. The only exception to this rule will be essential visits by healthcare professionals.

We are committed to maintaining the health and well-being of our residents, staff members and the wider community and we very much appreciate your cooperation and understanding at this very difficult time.

For further information on COVID-19, we have compiled a list of resources you may find useful here.