The Plight of a Care Home

The Laurels nursing and residential care home is situated 8 miles from Doncaster. In the height of the Covid-19 global pandemic I had access to document life in the care home for frontline staff and residents.

The Laurels recently had an outbreak within the care home affecting staff and residents.

Here are a series of images documenting staff and residents and the PPE equipment.

Special thanks to Julie Moran, Dawn Gillies and Steven Wilson for allowing me access to The Laurels.

The Laurels Nursing and Residential Care Home – Norton, Doncaster

Before accessing the care home I had a Covid test. The test returned negative

PPE equipment is everywhere within the care home, including face masks, gowns and gloves

A frontline care worker prepares medication

A frontline care worker in face mask and visor

This resident was celebrating her 95th birthday. A care worker checks on the elderly resident

An elderly resident sits in her room playing her piano

An elderly resident sits at the table

A solitary frontline care worker sits alone in the dining room

A care worker in face mask, visor and gown

Care worker in mask and face visor

The Laurels Nursing and Residential care home