A recently built summer house in the beautiful walled gardens of a Radcliffe on Trent residential care home has been pressed into service to provide safe conditions for relatives to visit their loved ones during the Covid crisis.
The summer house – named the George Parr Pavilion in honour of the famous local cricketer who was born in the Manor House in 1826 – was due to be opened by Notts cricketing celebrity Derek Randall in the summer of 2020 but the Covid crisis meant that the event had to be postponed
To conform to current regulations the interior of the Pavilion has been divided into two by a floor-to-ceiling partition containing a perspex screen.
The two doors enable separate access to each section,and there is an intercom to assist communication.
Mel Barron, the Registered Manager, said “This is one of a number of ways in which the Home has
been enabling residents and their relatives to remain in contact. The easing of restrictions together with the approach of summer will provide many more opportunities for residents to reconnect with their loved ones in the pavilion and gardens”.