Hartwood Healthcare

Covid-19 Coronavirus

UPDATED 15/09/2020   

We are now taking bookings for Flu clinic, please call reception 0117 3015226.

Clinic dates:

Flu clinic

Extra Nasal Clinic dates:

Wednesday 23rd September               3.00 – 4.30

Wednesday 30th September               3.00 – 4.30

Tuesday 6th October                         8.40 - 9.20

Please click on the attachment which may answer some questions you have regarding the flu vaccine: Facts and Myths about the flu vaccine.

No needles involved-the vaccine is sprayed into the nostrils.

Protecting children helps to protect the whole family from this horrible virus and this is more important than ever this year with the risk of Covid-19.

The vaccination is free

 

Who can get the vaccine?

Children aged 2 or 3 years on 31st August 2020

Children aged 4 to 18 who have a condition that puts them more at risk from flu:

  • Taking a steroid inhaler or tablets for asthma 
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • cerebral palsy
  • a learning disability
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  •  

     We will be taking bookings for over-18 flu immunisation sessions from Tuesday 15th September.

  Flu

 

We’ve been experiencing a lot of calls regarding the flu vaccine and flu clinics. PLEASE don’t call the surgery yet as we can’t fix the dates for the immunisation sessions until we know when the vaccine will be delivered.

 

We want to reduce your exposure to the risk of COVID-19. PLEASE arrive for your appointment on time – NOT EARLY. A longer wait outside increases your risk of exposure to the virus.


Our doors maybe closed BUT WE ARE STILL OPEN! If you think you need to speak or see a doctor or nurse please phone the surgery as normal. If you need to be seen you will be given an appointment time and instructions.  Please follow.

fce coverings

We are unable to provide letters for exemptions for face masks/coverings, please see the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own?fbclid=IwAR2k1FWlZf9UVjFYe0kpVGNJI90wJ8ktRASWLj3qo-YdexmOiAepZNFGQk8

Wearing a face covering

A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.

Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose. Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.

You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent.

When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.

Useful links for support during Coronavirus:

 National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

 NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

 Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

 MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’.

https://www.mind.org.uk/

 YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.

https://youngminds.org.uk/

 Icon Babies cry: You can cope.

http://iconcope.org/

 SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID.

http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19

 IRISi interventions:

https://irisi.org/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/free-therapy-or-counselling


(Site updated 16/09/2020)
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