On the day of Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral, our residents and relatives gathered together to share their condolences at a very sad time.
It is important residents are involved in key milestones in history such as the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and that we come together to mourn at a time of great sadness.
Our assistant head chef Ryan Bag and manager Julie designed a bespoke high tea menu for the residents specifically for the day and they watched the funeral from 11am and, at 330pm celebrated the Queen’s life with high tea.
Talking about the day, our manager Julie McMurrough said: “Queen Elizabeth II left behind a long-lasting legacy and it was important that we celebrated her life in a dignified and respectful way. The residents were engaged throughout the funeral and following it we held a reflection session where we talked about her life, her passing and everything she has done for this country. Although it’s been an incredibly sad time, it’s important to mark occasions like this and involve residents too. RIP Your Majesty.”
"I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."
"Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."
"From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "
"This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "
"All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."