Here are the ‘Top six’ pieces of Coronavirus information from Healthwatch Sunderland, to keep you up to date!
1. The ‘new normal’ for Sunderland GPs
Adapting to the ‘new normal’, one Sunderland GP shared his new routine of life on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic with the Sunderland Echo. We thought you would be interested to know what is happening now in our GP practices. Read more>
2. How to wear and make a cloth face covering
Recently the Government said; “If you can, wear a face covering in an enclosed space where social distancing isn’t possible.” So here you can find out how to wear and make a cloth face covering yourself. Read more>
3. Chill room providing haven for Sunderland Royal Hospital staff
Situated in the Emergency Department (ED) bereavement room, which is closed off to visitors during the pandemic, the room has soft lighting, gentle music and tea and coffee facilities. Staff nurse and amateur photographer Derrick Johnson provided images for the wall. Read more>
4. Sunderland has two Covid-19 assessment centres
Two local Covid-19 Patient Assessment Centres have now been in operation in Sunderland for some weeks now. Their sole purpose of examining potential Coronavirus patients face-to-face and only if the patient has been referred there by a GP or NHS 111.
The assessment centres will not see ‘walk-ins’ and they are not Coronavirus community testing sites. Read more>
5. What should you do if you notice any symptoms of cancer during the pandemic?
Watch this short video You can also chat to the Cancer Research UK nurses on: 0808 800 4040 (Freephone)
Lines are open from from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
6. Dedicated Coronavirus web page
The Healthwatch Sunderland website page provides many answers to the question ‘What should I do?’ View website page>
Please pass the link onto your friends and family so they can also access the support they need, when they need it.