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Royal honour for Suffolk care home’s Covid-19 work

Sr Thaya Moses OSB, Manager of Montana Care Home in Great Barton has been awarded the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk’s special Certificate of Merit for her work, and that of her team, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The award from Clare Countess of Euston, the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk and Bridget McIntyre, High Sheriff of Suffolk, was made in recognition of outstanding service to the community in Suffolk during the pandemic.

The Lord Lieutenant wrote: “As Her Majesty the Queen’s personal representative in Suffolk, I would like to thank you for the contribution you have made during the extraordinary and difficult circumstances caused by the Covid-19 crisis. Your selflessness and sense of duty are a credit to you.

“The innovation, collaboration, courage and generosity shown by so many across the county during this time has been truly inspirational and uplifting. Our care homes have been at the forefront of the battle. Thank you for the huge amount of work you have all done to care for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. You are a shining example of all that is best in this county.”

Montana Care Home has excellent facilities to care for 19 residents and is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Sr Thaya said: “I am very honoured and humbled by the award and it is really for the whole team comprising of the Sisters, lay staff and volunteers who work very hard at Montana.”

Sr Thaya Moses also acknowledged the guidance and support she received regularly from Sr Kathy Yeeles, Prioress General, and Sr Carmel Murtagh, Vicaress at the Generalate of her Community, the Grace and Compassion Benedictines and the assistance she received often from Friends of Montana and other well-wishers.

Pictured top is Sr Thaya Moses and her team at the Montana care Home in Suffolk and, below, Sr Thaya Moses with the award.