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

January 2017 Newsletter

Hi All,

I trust that you all had a good New Year?

It has come to our attention that some parents/guardians have not notified the Home of any changes to their medical aids or personal details e.g. telephone numbers, address etc. It is of the utmost importance that these details be sent to the Home. If you have recently changed any personal details please could you contact the Home to see that we have the correct information on file? Thank you for your co-operation.


Dr Kirkby is busy compiling and writing out a “Medical Policy” for the Home. Once it is completed, Dr Kirkby will send it to Mr Hart-Jones for approval which will then be forwarded to all the parents/guardians for signing.

We had to call out the plumber to fix one of the geysers in Sunrise and a few other minor plumbing issues.

The JoJo tank for the kitchen was installed. This was thanks to a donation from Augusta Country Estate Golf Section.

Mr Hart-Jones is hoping to have the CCTV cameras installed by the end of February.


The monthly Birthday party was held this month for Letho (16) and Michelle (41). Thank you to Parklane Superspar for donating the monthly birthday cake.

Thank you to Elwyn Schenk for donating pies etc. and ice cream for all the Residents for their supper on New Year’s Day.

All our Residents are now back after the holidays.

We would like to welcome Keegan Hornby (16) to the Home. He is in Stardust. Keegan needed to be placed urgently. He is settling in well.

One Resident had to go for a bronchoscopy and biopsy at St Anne’s after x-rays showed specs on the lower lobe of his lungs.

Two Residents were referred to Wembley House for intravenous therapy after becoming very dehydrated due to diarrhoea. It has been very difficult to keep those Residents who had diarrhoea hydrated in the extreme heat that PMB has recently experienced.

Residents have enjoyed swimming in the hot weather. Thank you to Nicky Crowther for donating a couple of pool inflatables for the Residents to use and the Hattinghs’ for sunscreen. The basketball net and volleyball set have been a big hit. The trampoline has been moved so that it is more accessible for the Residents to use.


Mari Reyneke resigned at the end of December and will be leaving at the end of January. Karin and I held interviews before Karin went on leave and after the two short listed candidates had spent a morning at the Home, Natasha Gillespie was then appointed as the Relief Resident Care Aide Supervisor as from 20 January 2017.

Karin is on leave from 16th January to 12 February 2017. She has gone to Germany to visit her mother. Daphne and Milly are relieving for her.

Take Care


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