Ron Smith Care Centre had cause to stop and give thanks recently for the wonderful people in its employ.
On June 15, 2017, without much advanced warning, certain Gauteng taxi organisations embarked on protest action. The taxi strike meant that some staff members were unable to get to work and this could have seriously impacted on the care centre’s residents’ care. However, a group of dedicated employees took the decision to sleep over to ensure continuity of care for the elders.
“When those staff members who live within close proximity to the care centre were contacted, they arrived without hesitation assist and ensure our residents were cared for and all meals served on time to our elders,” says Matron Avril Maltman, Rand Aid’s Senior Nursing Manager.
“Housekeeping personnel also volunteered to work past their scheduled time to assist where they could, despite it being the start of a long weekend. This endorses the true spirit of our commitment to caring for our elders at the Ron Smith Care Centre,” says Matron Maltman, thanking the staff members for the dedication.