Broomgrove manager Donna Pierpoint, Broomgrove's youngest resident Rod Knowles (aged 68), Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Anne Murphy, Broomgrove's oldest resident Betty Richardson (age 101), Courtney Thorne sales consultant Nick Kennedy and Courtney Thorne engineer Mick Rose celebrate the unveiling

Resident care has undergone a hi-tech revolution at a leading Sheffield care home as it becomes the first in the country to install a pioneering new generation of nurse call system designed to prioritise care for the most vulnerable.

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Anne Murphy, officially unveiled Courtney Thorne’s Altra system at the city’s Broomgrove Nursing Home which is situated just off Ecclesall Road.

Donna Pierpoint, the manager at Broomgrove, said: “We’re constantly on the look out for ways we can improve resident care and provide them with an extra level if safety and reassurance. This new system is absolutely fantastic.

“It’s an honour to be the first care home in the country to install it and have the Lord Mayor come to unveil it!”

The legacies of two former residents funded the wireless Courtney Thorne Altra system that automatically monitors response times and ranks their priority.

Broomgrove is the only home of its kind with charitable status in Sheffield and the surrounding region.


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