HARRINGWORTH VILLAGE SUPPORT FOR COVID-19
ON BEHALF OF HARRINGWORTH PARISH COUNCIL GES DOLMAN IS LEADING THE SUPPORT THROUGH VOLUNTEERS IN HARRINGWORTH.
Many are now self isolating in Harringworth with those who are over 70 or with vulnerable health issues staying at home and as a consequence may need support; this is available to everyone in Harringworth.
A good number of volunteers have come forward with offers of help and support from delivering groceries to collecting prescriptions. Also they are at the end of the phone if you need a chat or some guidance or some practical help. To keep you occupied a collections of jigsaws (and jigsaw boards), books and magazines are available, too – just ask. The aim is to bring this support to the door, as self isolation is paramount so volunteers will not enter your home.
If you have a medical issue you should contact your doctors surgery or check the excellent information on the 111 website https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
The email address firstname.lastname@example.org is the best way to communicate and it would be helpful to hear from you now if you are self isolating so we can note your needs and the best way to contact you. You can contact us by email, phone or by completing and sending the form below.
If you prefer to telephone please call:
- Ges & Bev Dolman on 01572 747 385 or mobile: 07368 606 587.
- Nicola Wright is your second point of contact who you should call on 01572 747 935.
Volunteers & Donations
We are looking for donations of jigsaws, books, magazines, etc. and volunteers to get groceries and other essential supplies. If you can help, please email us and you will be contacted by Ges. If you are loaning items and not donating, please label them so that we can return them once we are back to normal.
Payment for Groceries
Options for payment of groceries is being reviewed as cash may not be available if you cannot get out! A cheque or other payment method may be considered and more information will follow.
PLEASE KEEP SAFE AND IF YOU FEEL ALONE OR NEED SUPPORT PLEASE DO MAKE CONTACT AS WE ARE ALL TOGETHER IS THIS CRISIS.
Do not leave your home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Do not leave your home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
UPPINGHAM SURGERY – COVID-19 UPDATE
Prescriptions can be collected between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Patients are to continue to collect their prescription externally via the back of the premises. We are completing some of the administrative processing of your repeat prescriptions in advance of when you would normally order them so you may see the dates on your repeat prescription slip saying last issued in June or July – don’t worry this is us working in to the future! Please collect you prescription on or around the time of the month as you normally would.
If you are unable to collect your repeat prescription please liaise with your local parish council who will be able to help you with this.
Thank you to the local volunteers who have been collecting and distributing prescriptions on behalf of our patients.
Please do not wait to contact us if you feel you need support and advice. Our team are still on duty to help you. All of our appointments are telephone triaged in the first instance before an appointment or video consultation is arranged. Please do not worry if you do not have access to the internet or a smart device – we will work with you to deliver the care you need.
Referrals to secondary care
We continue to refer patients to specialist services in secondary care. Hospitals continue to see patients in out-patient clinics sometimes using similar methods to the practice such as video consultation and email. If you have any queries related to a cancelled or deferred hospital appointment please liaise with the hospital directly. Please be aware that there could be a wait longer than normal to be seen in an out-patient clinic.