Erskine provides unrivalled nursing care for Veterans and their spouses within four homes located in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bishopton. Be it residential, respite or dementia care, the charity, who support nearly 1,000 veterans a year, is on hand to offer high standards of care in peaceful and tranquil surroundings.
Shaun Purll, is one such Veteran, who recently spent time in the Erskine Edinburgh Home, receiving respite care. Having served all over the world and with several richly deserved medals Shaun always speaks very fondly of the camaraderie of his fellow colleagues in the Services. So when the need arose Erskine was top of the list of places for Shaun to receive some much needed respite care.
Caring is something Erskine know a thing about! Our Erskine Edinburgh Home is nestled in the heart of the local community in Gilmerton. The home offers a very special blend of dedicated care, compassion and understanding to residents, and their families alike – not just caring for Veterans and their spouses but caring about them.
SSAFA volunteer Andy Middlemiss, who was instrumental in arranging Mr Purll’s stay in Erskine Edinburgh said: “SSAFA was proud to be able to make this respite care possible. Shaun is a special man- funny, twinkly and so worthy of our help- I love our chats together. His family are wonderful, loving people too, who also deserve a boost. Erskine Edinburgh staff looked after Shaun fantastically well, and we are really grateful to them. Thank you isn’t strong enough…but Thank You Erskine”.
Erskine Edinburgh Home Manager Alison Payne said: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet and care for Mr Purll and although we hope he is feeling better now, we would warmly welcome him back anytime as staff loved seeing his smile and enjoyed his sense of humour and wonderful stories”.