Cheshire East - People helping people
The coronavirus pandemic is a challenging time for everyone, but the kindness already being shown in our communities is outstanding.
We want to build on this to ensure our most vulnerable and isolated residents receive the help and support they need. If you would like to offer support or need help with any of the following:
- Shopping / gathering medical supplies
- Meal deliveries
- Advice and guidance
- A friendly phone call
- Or another support service ...
Please contact us online at: cheshireeast.gov.uk/peoplehelpingpeople or phone: 0300 123 5034
Breast feeding digital support campaign
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, demand for breastfeeding support has grown exponentially as some women haven’t been able to access the face-to-face support that they need to initiate and continue breastfeeding successfully. In response, Public Health England is launching a campaign in early March (exact date TBC) to raise awareness of Start4Life’s digital support offering to women who intend to or are currently breastfeeding their baby. Click here for more information
Your Covid Recovery Website
Your Covid Recovery is a website designed to help understand recovery from the long-term effects of Covid-19.
It is important to highlight that the ‘normal’ expected recovery pattern which is perhaps longer than some might expect:
What is the normal recovery pattern?
For most people who have had the COVID infection and are severe enough to need hospital care, we would expect from experience with other similar bacterial and viral infections that in around;
- 4 weeks most of the chest pains, and phlegm (sputum) should have reduced.
- 6 weeks cough and feeling breathless should have greatly reduced.
- 3 months most symptoms should have settled but tiredness may still be present.
- 6 months symptoms should have all settled.
Those who were admitted into intensive care will often find that recovery takes longer than this, possibly up to a year.
We would like to thank all patients for their patience and support during these difficult times. We have all had to make great changes and this includes how we are providing services at Alderley Edge Medical Practice to ensure the safety of our patients and staff members.
Patients within the community have shown great solidarity in supporting each other and the practice with:
- Adopting recent changes with new telephone and online services (medication ordering and consultations) at the Surgery.
- Maintaining good social distancing and self-isolation.
- Supporting local volunteer networks.
- Supporting local foodbanks for vulnerable residents.
- Supporting the NHS with PPE donations
Please use the below links to find further information on COVID-19
The government have launched a new website for patients to use in finding out what help they can get if affected by coronavirus.
This service is available to all patients who are seeking advice and guidance on the topics such as:
- feeling unsafe
- going in to work
- paying bills or being unemployed
- getting food
- having somewhere to live
- mental health and wellbeing
Please follow this link https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support
NHS Coronavirus – Advice for Everyone
Advice for parents with unwell child covid – traffic light system
NHS Coronavirus – Advice for people at Higher risk
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists – Coronavirus infection and pregnancy
NHS Symptoms and what to do
NHS Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
The Malnutrition Pathway have created patient leaflets for people with COVID-19: