Despite these upsetting and hard times during the covid outbreak, we have been blown away by the support nationally and locally for patients at risk and key-workers.
Patients can access volunteer support through the following sources
NHS Volunteer Responders: you can submit a live referral for an individual that needs support or an NHS service that requires volunteers providing they meet the referring criteria at https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSreferral or on 0808 196 3382.
Volunteers can provide:
- Check in and chat support – short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation (note, this is not mental health advice);
- Community support – collection of shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home;
- Patient Transport – transport to take patients home who are medically fit for discharge;
- NHS Transport – who will deliver medicines on behalf of the community pharmacy or dispensing doctor.
Cheshire East can also offer support through the following site
https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/council_information/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx or by contacting 0300 123 5034 (9am-5pm 7 days a week)
Local volunteer support
If you are having difficulty collecting prescriptions and can’t find someone to collect it on your behalf, please let the surgery know by contacting reception or using eConsult on our website
We are encouraging patients who are interested in helping isolated patients with getting supplies or other help to let the practice know of their availability. If you are happy for us to do so we can then share this with local charities who are co-ordinating this help and support.
Please use the form below and drop this off at reception, please let us know if you are ok for us to share this with residents co-ordinating help in the area.