Drive-thru visits for residents to see loved ones during lockdown were created by Summerlee House in Coatbridge. The staff have designed two areas in the grounds of the residential home to allow families a socially-distant visit.
Residents were brought out to the front of the building at the allotted times with family members driving forward in their cars wearing staff-provided PPE, meeting their loved ones from a safe two metre distance.
The drive-thru was the idea of owner and director Julie Balmer, who has run the facility with her brother Alan for more than 15 years, in an attempt to bring families together during lockdown. The new service is proving to be popular with both the elderly residents and their families.