85 Villiers Drive, Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 jph@gracenet.co.za 033 345 6710

July 2017 Newsletter

Hi All,

It is with a very heavy heart that I wish to inform you that I will be leaving John Peattie House at the end of August. Gary and I received our Residence Visa’s to New Zealand and have made the decision to relocate and be closer to our children and grandchildren. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all for making my work experience at the Home a very pleasant one, and I leave here with very fond memories and will certainly miss you and all the Residents. I hope that I will be able to see some of you before I go.


Please remember Casual Day on 1 September 2017. We have the stickers available at the office. Thank you to those parents who have already started selling stickers.

We are still collecting for the Fete. Date still to be announced. Don’t forget to drop off those White Elephant items, books, CD’s, DVD’s etc.

Fire Alert did their annual inspection of the fire extinguishers.

A pulse Oximeter and head lamp were bought for the Medicine Room.

Thina Sonke have completed erecting the new fire escape for the flat above the dining room. This is thanks to a donation from Durban Round Table #2. Ally’s Construction have started digging the trenches for the new sewer pipes.


The monthly Birthday party was held for Biddy (40), Kegan H-J (20), Alex H. (32) and Carol (48).

The Robinson’s organised pies and mash for lunch for the Residents and ice cream afterwards for Biddy’s Birthday. Sagri took Alex and two friends to Yellowwood Cafe in Howick for toasted sandwiches and cake. Carol’s brother organised cake, party packs, cool drink and candy floss for all the Residents in celebration of her birthday.

When the Maxted’s visited Marc, they brought cool drinks and chips for all the Residents.

The six weekly haircuts were done.

One Resident was admitted to Mediclinic as he was in respiratory distress. X-Rays and bloods were taken and he was admitted to ICU. He was on IV antibiotics and was discharged 5 days later.

Another Resident was admitted to Mediclinic for incision and drainage of an abscess under GA. She was discharged 2 days later.

Mr Schiffler saw a few Residents for foot and nail treatment.

The optometrist came and tested a Resident for new glasses after she broke them. She tripped over some washing on the floor. She had a laceration to the eyebrow which required sutures. Her brother took her to Dr Kirkby.

Sagri went on a couple of drives with the Residents and gave them a treat.

Dr Kirkby came to do his weekly visit to the Home and saw Residents requiring treatment for different ailments.


Louise was on a month’s leave. Natasha relieved her on night duty. Janet will be going on leave for two weeks at the end of July, so Natasha will be relieving her on night duty as well. Karin took sick leave for 4 days. Daphne and Milly relieved her.

Take Care

Anne & Karin

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