Best answer by Bev 19 March 2020, 14:14
Nataly;50431:It's great to see many companies are offering NHS staff free or very discounted food and hot drinks (tea, coffee etc) as a gesture to how much they're appreciated right now 🙂
Jowl;50530:Taking advantage of that - My wife works for the Childrens Hospital in sheffield and is going into Tesco early tomorrow to get some stuff. We won't buy bulk buying but will get some stuff we need hopefully (flour!) and some things we can donate / give to others
Bev;50771:I can’t give any LIKES 🤨☹️, Just says LIKES then NONE in pink. Done the update 👍and photos now work 👍, but can’t give any thumbs and posts are incredibly slow, this has frozen four times just typing two lines 🤷♀️
G4RHL;50756:Indeed. I think there are many here who would be willing to help. Also for all members go to https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhsI am part of a scheme from my local hospice where we visit people with advanced dementia and spend time with them. All that has been suspended now as such persons have a week immune system and the infection would kill them. Our lack of visiting has a knock on effect with their carers, usually a partner. It is where a simple phone call is worth a lot.i remain optimistic that good things will come out of this. 99% of people are kind and caring. The media would have you believe otherwise.
G4RHL;50775:Yes, I call them. Well their partners for the actual patient is too far advanced to be able to handle a phone call. In my case my allotted patient is 92 and is wife is 90. She is as bright as a button and just appreciates the contact. With another organisation I am a member of telephone contact is being made with all to check all is good and there are no special needs. This will be going on around the country. It is easy to forget that for some elderly people who have been widowed and live on their own, these clubs and societies become their life. Take it away because they have to be isolated and you create other issues. Email is no good, we are left with the telephone.
G4RHL;50864 We also need to remember that a lot of our papers are written with a reading age of a 9 year old in mind. .[/QUOTE:Some of the stories look like they've been written by a nine year old
Strutt G;51972:Carers too.We had a sad loss last Thursday and my partner is in bits after losing her mother in a care home with natural causes and Aizheimers.She had only been in their for 1 week and then lock down so we could not see her in the last 3 weeks of her life.Its so cruel on the family and my partner spent the last 3 years attending and monitoring via CCTV.I wasn't going to post this but its the work people put in. The care home is upset and they are going to have a service when this is all over.They lost another resident last week who had been living there for 11 years and the staff had grown attached to the family. So the care staff are sharing and enduring in these difficulty times in more ways we can envisage. What stirred me to write this is watching the BBC just now of carers making the decision to live in the care home to protect the residents and their family. People can be and are amazing. Peace!
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