Following the contained fire within one of the external plant rooms, substantial positive progress has been made in the hours since.
We are pleased to advise that following an excellent professional response from its partners, and support from the local authorities and services, the strategic meeting with all authorities today have now advised that the major incident stage has concluded and we are now in our managed return to normality phase.
This follows the results today confirming that following extensive testing, the Springhill Care Centre has been deemed safe and secure in terms of its systems, services and care.
The care home section which was affected by loss of electricity supply is currently having a new supply installed, work is expected to continue during the night with an expected timescale of that section being ready for use sometime tomorrow, Tuesday 25th February.
A further update will be provided accordingly.
We will have been in contact directly with those relatives of residents who are assisting in providing accommodation and support for the small number of residents that required temporary relocation.
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our staff, relatives, and friends, along with our emergency, social and health services who have worked around the clock with us in partnership to achieve this positive progress.
If you need to contact Springhill Care Home please use the following telephone number: 07787 700267.
Could we ask that you assist us during this busy period where we are focused on our residents wellbeing, by noting this number is primarily for relatives of residents.