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

August 2017 Newsletter

Hi All,

We are pleased to announce that Lilian Strydom will be replacing Anne as the new Manager of John Peattie House. We wish her every success in her new position. Naomi Bouwer will be the new Administration Assistant as from 1 September 2017.

Please remember Casual Day on 1 September 2017. Thank you to all those parents, staff and friends for helping to sell the stickers for Casual Day. Please remember to return any unsold stickers and monies owing to the Home as soon as possible.

HOME:

Ally’s Construction have finished laying the new sewer pipeline.

The Home will also be losing our “Handyman”- Gary. We would like to thank him for the many years that he has helped out at the Home at discounted rates. Timothy Bold from The D.I.Y Guy will help with the maintenance of the Home.

The Toyota Quantum has been at the panel beaters for repairs which was needed after two separate incidents.

RESIDENTS:

The monthly Birthday party was held for Thandeka (25), Simon (44) and Pieter V. (28). Rob and Elaine Green kindly donated the birthday cake this month. Pieter Vermaak’s family spoilt the Residents with cake on his birthday.

Parklane Superspar has come under new management and have made the decision not to sponsor the monthly Birthday cake. This is so unfortunate because as long as I can remember they have donated the birthday cake. Caroline Hattingh who has had the Home’s best interest at heart, tried her very best for this donation to continue but was unsuccessful. She has since resigned from Spar. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline for everything that she has done for the Home for the last +40 years.

SASSA eventually came to the Home to do two new applications for disability pensions.

Meryl and Sagri took Residents out for a drive and treats on a number of occasions.

One Resident was taken to Northdale Hospital as he was vomiting undigested food, coughing a lot and very weak. He was put on IV therapy and blood and sputum tests done. He was discharged 3 days later. His Psychiatric medication was revised and he is much better now.

Another Resident was admitted to Mediclinic with very bad seizures. Her medication was adjusted and she seems to be a lot better.

Another Resident was admitted to Northdale as she was having difficulty in breathing and was not swallowing food or medication. She was put on IV therapy and had a gastroscopy last week. She has now been referred to an ENT Specialist at Greys Hospital.

STAFF:

We were sad to receive Natasha Gillespie’s resignation, giving two weeks notice. Letitia Sutton is the new Relief Supervisor. She started on 18 August.

Well here goes, I am officially signing off on my last newsletter to you. I hope that you have enjoyed the monthly contact with the Home?

Take Care & God Bless

Anne & Karin

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