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Thursday, 4 March 2021

LOCAL COVID-19 SUPPORT GROUPS

 For Much Hadham area call Juan on 07593 876279 

For Little Hadham call Jan on 07710 325363 

For Pelhams call rota team on 07599 616444  

For lifts to Hospital Appointments:  0300 123 1677

For help with Adult Social Care: 0300 123 4042

For help from Carers in Herts: 01992 586969

For Bereavement Support: 0808 808 1677 or www.cruse.org.uk

For General Crisis Support: 0300 123 4044 or info@hertshelp.net



Monday, 1 March 2021

CAREbank News March 2021

 

SOCIAL AND WELLBEING ACTIVITIES
Whilst village halls remain closed,  Zoom sessions continue with Sunday Church, Daily Lent reflections, Wednesday CuppaTime, Thursday Chair Yoga & Friday ballet.

Free 24 hours 0800 804 804 line, offering music, sleep support, prayer & reflection from Church of England via landline & mobile. For more information see the website at: www.churchofengland.org

Stepping Stones - Emotional Resilience Workshops & Dementia Friends sessions are offered regularly via: www.eastherts.gov.uk      

UPDATE ON SOCIAL PRESCRIBING ACTIVITIES
of you who asked for help via our survey in Aug/Sept will be contacted by a volunteer working on behalf of Ash Valley Village Connections project to plan how you would like to start your support when lockdown eases. 

Whilst meeting with you face to face isn't possible during lockdown, we are taking this opportunity to start connections via phone until we can meet with you safely to  assist you using your preferred digital device.

We can loan residents without devices a tablet to practice with. Our mission is to help you create the online connections you need for video calls, shopping, banking, entertainment and anything else you have asked about, including  accessing vital services or the latest scams info. 

Please remember that a conversation with one of our volunteers does not commit you to anything, it is just to allow us to discuss which device you would like to use and what services you may wish to access with it.

Please don't hesitate to contact Claire on 07595 674241 if you would like to be added to the support list or have any questions. 

RECOVERY ACTIONS DURING LOCKDOWN
Our Hadhams Yoga, Pilates & Adult Ballet instructors will stream via a new digital portal so you can attend over 150 classes from home.

A Freephone & online Frontline service will pilot for joined up access to services; Citizens Advice, Community Transport, Carers in Herts, Adult social care, bereavement, domestic abuse & Fraud helplines.

We are linking up with other villages and organisations to ensure that as many dots as possible are joined for you for after lockdown.  

A very well equipped new kitchen in the Little Hadham Village Hall has been installed and will be ready for our Community Kitchen to thrive after lockdown.

COPLEYS AND SUNDAY LUNCH CLUB
Fee's home delivery service continues. Call 01920 449292 or
email at: 
fiona@copleysfood.co.uk


Sunday 28th March -  A home delivery is in the pipeline as a pre Easter feast for our Sunday lunch club members. Contact Claire on 07595 674241 for details. 

DOWN AT THE DOCTORS - MAR 2021


The Covid vaccination clinics at Bishops Stortford FC are a great success and we have made a significant contribution; Dr Oates having attended every session, on a voluntary basis, which happened to fall on her days off (she does only live around the corner!)

At the time of writing (15th Feb) 1,671 of our patients have received their first dose of vaccine, representing 25% of our practice population. This includes all our over 70’s, all our housebound patients (including St Elizabeths and Ashview nursing home) plus our clinically extremely vulnerable patients. We are moving through the priority groups quickly and have now arrived at the over 65’s (group 5)

However, we MUST NOT become complacent. Latest figures show that we have had 260 patients (4%) testing positive for C-19 since testing began in earnest and, sadly, we have had a few deaths. We peaked at 40 new positive cases weekly early in the new year but I’m pleased to say that recently that figure has dropped to just 5 per week; no doubt due to the effect of the post-Christmas lockdown and continued social distancing.

In early March (week beginning 8th) we commence the second dose programme and have had notification/confirmation of vaccine delivery. Please wait for us to contact you either by telephone or text in order to arrange your second appointment.

Stay safe
Dr Paul Haimes

Reminders:
For emergency appointments, please call from 8.30am. 
The practice is operating a telephone triage system and the doctor will call you back. Should the doctor feel it is necessary to see you they will arrange a face to face appointment.
For routine appointments, please call after 9.30am
For routine matters including test results, fit notes and medical information please call between 10am - 12pm & 3pm - 5pm only.  
The Pharmacy is closed between 1-2pm every day.
Please allow 5 working days for repeat prescriptions: e.mail requests to muchhadham.pharmacy@nhs.net or book on-line at www.muchhadhamhealthcentre.co.uk
(No Appt bookings are currently available on-line)