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Queens Hospital Burton – Childrens Ward moved

Dear Residents

We have been given the following information:

Sent on behalf of Krishna Kallianpur, Interim Executive Chief Nurse

Children’s wards at Queen’s Hospital Burton to be temporarily relocated to Royal Derby Hospital as part the COVID-19 (coronavirus) response.

The NHS is currently facing an unprecedented situation regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. University Hospitals of Derby and Burton is taking measures to maintain safe staffing levels, due to increasing numbers of NHS staff who are self-isolating, and to meet the additional demands on services.

From 1 April 2020, staff who currently work in the two children’s wards at Queen’s Hospital Burton, and all children receiving care there at that time, will move to Derbyshire Children’s Hospital at Royal Derby Hospital. While A&E services at Queen’s Hospital will remain open to both adults and children, if emergency care is needed, families are encouraged to take children to Royal Derby Hospital Children’s Emergency Department where they will receive quicker care as this is where they would be admitted if required. If travelling by ambulance, children will be taken directly to Royal Derby Hospital. The nearest car park is number 5 and people should use entrance 18.

The relocation of services is a temporary arrangement to help the Trust cope with extra pressures and demands being faced as a result of COVID-19. Royal Derby Hospital has its own children’s emergency department and, as a larger unit, has capacity to safely care for the children who would usually be treated at both sites.

Neonatal services will remain at Queen’s Hospital Burton.

Krishna Kallianpur, Interim Executive Chief Nurse said: “Our priority is to continue to provide safe care for children and to do that we must maintain safe staffing levels by bringing together our experienced paediatric nurses and supporting teams.

“We are grateful to our colleagues on these wards who are rightly proud of the fantastic services we offer to Burton and surrounding areas. We really appreciate them being flexible as we do the right thing to keep our patients safe.”

The interim arrangement will be reviewed in three months when we have a better idea of the evolving situation and services will move back to Queen’s Hospital as soon as it’s safe to do so.

The Trust is writing to parents and carers of all children who are open access patients to let them know about the temporary arrangements.

Krishna Kallianpur
Interim Executive Chief Nurse

 


Extremely Vunerable must register for help if no support.

Dear Residents

Staffordshire County Council have provided the following information:

Extremely-vulnerable must register for help if they have no support

The extremely-vulnerable residents in Staffordshire are being urged to register for help if they need it.

An estimated 20,000 extremely-vulnerable residents in Staffordshire, such as those who have had organ transplants or some cancers, have received letters this week from the NHS telling them not to leave home for at least 12 weeks and still stay at least two metres away from other people within the home.

Those who feel they don’t have access to support from family, friends, or the community during that isolation should contact the NHS to make sure they receive help.

Alan White, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and cabinet member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: “Staffordshire County Council’s priority remains to keep the vulnerable adults and children in our communities safe in the coming weeks and people’s lives depend on following the right advice.

“Many of the extremely-vulnerable in Staffordshire will have someone able to help them by collecting shopping and medicines, but some won’t have and it’s essential they follow the advice in the letter and contact the NHS online or by phone.”

Further details of who the extremely-vulnerable are and what they need to do are available on the Department of Health website – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

If someone is not online, hasn’t received a letter and thinks they have an underlying health condition which makes them extremely-vulnerable, they should contact their GP.

As well as the extremely-vulnerable there are another 150,000 Staffordshire residents who are also more liable to complications from coronavirus due to older age or other underlying health conditions. They are being urged to stay at home and minimise direct contact with family and friends.

To help tackle the growing crisis council staff will be deployed to new roles to ensure support for front line care services is maintained – and more than 650 have already signed up.

The authority is also promoting its Coronavirus Kindness campaign – offering ideas how communities can organise at a grassroots level to do practical things such as collect medicines, connect safely with people living alone and support existing local voluntary groups.

More information is available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/coronaviruskindness .

Alan White added: “We are all working together for the common good and the response of Staffordshire residents has been fantastic.

“But remember it’s essential we to follow the advice on hand washing and social distancing.”


Local Businesses offering services

There are some local businesses and organisations who have also offered services:

Old Saddlers Yard Cafe – Free delivery of homemade meals – 01889 562270

Edmonstons Butchers – Free delivery of produce – 01889 567555

LH Aerials – providing help and assistance regarding TV related issues over the phone – 01889 560075

TLC Foods – Extended delivery times for its meal service – 07805 009 283

Ede Family Butchers – Free delivery of produce – 07818 433 925

Careline Calling – Part of St Oswolds Hospital in Ashbourne. Offering free befriending service – 01335 210 353

The Raddle Inn, Hollington – Free Delivery within a 5 mile radius on all orders over £10.00 – 01889 507 278

Helping Hands Food Bank – 07548 687 632

Renew Church – help with grocery delivery & offering support – 01889 567016

Sams Free Range Eggs – free delivery on Thursday evening on all orders received before 5pm on Thursday – 07967 437 896

Uttoxeter Iceland will be opening 8am – 9am for over 70s this Wednesday morning.

Global Zero Waste Shop – offering Free delivery to Uttoxeter. Look them up and order online http://zerowasteshop.org

Denstone Farmshop – offering a delivery service on orders over £25.00 – call 01889 590050 and select option 5

LY Beauty – giving free back massages to all medical professionals – 07598 977108

Titerton Cheese – Will provide FREE home delivery of products (cheese & eggs) – 07969 242687, email tittertoncheese@gmail.com or via social media.

Local Milkmen – Adrian – 01889 567652 or Clive – 07855 718553

JS Quality Meats – Free Delivery. Order before 10am – 01283 821123

Northgate Surgery is offering a prescription delivery service to their patients who are self-isolating or are unable to get out to collect their medications. Anyone who would like to take up the offer should telephone (01889 562010) and speak to our dispensary staff in the first instance please


Allotments – update from National Allotment Society

Dear Allotment Holders, The Parish Council has been advised of the following by the National Allotment Society:  Covid 19 Emergency Measures – March 26th, 2020.

Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your plot, to take daily exercise on their own or with members of your household. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather to-gether on site.

Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.

It is important that anyone attending the allotment takes care to stay the appropriate distance from others, avoid body contact and wash hands, as we have a water trough on site, please bring your own water to wash your hands.

It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency.

Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times.

Members should take the following precautionary measures:

• Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly in water you have brought to site
• Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks
• DO NOT gather together for a chat even if you are 2 metres apart.
• Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres
• If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
• Do not share tools
• Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes
• Do not wash your hands in water troughs – bring your own water to our site.

STAY SAFE


Key Workers Childcare – emergency number

Dear Residents

We have been asked to pass on the following:

School and Childcare for Key Workers

Has your school or childcare provider had to close due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?

If you need emergency childcare in your local area, we may be able to help.

Please email eeac@staffordshire.gov.uk or call 01785 278 201