Cash support for food redistribution during coronavirus outbreak

Food redistribution organisations across England will benefit from £3.25 million of government funding to help them cut food waste and redistribute up to 14,000 tonnes of surplus stock during the coronavirus outbreak. From overcoming operational barriers in obtaining, storing and transporting food safely from restaurants as they close in response to coronavirus, to supporting drops in volunteer numbers, grants will be available to redistributors working … Continue reading Cash support for food redistribution during coronavirus outbreak

£300 million announced for community pharmacies

Community pharmacies are receiving a £300 million cash boost to ensure they can continue to carry out essential services during the coronavirus outbreak. The advanced funding injection will support pharmacies to provide critical services to protect community health, including supplying medicines and providing medical advice to patients, during a period of unprecedented demand. £200 million was paid on 1 April to pharmacy contractors, alongside their … Continue reading £300 million announced for community pharmacies

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

*Correct as of 31 March, 2020 The government has said it hugely values disabled people and is committed to ensuring disabled people are supported during this challenging and worrying time. A spokesperson said: “We will do everything in our power to ensure the needs of disabled people are addressed. You will have seen that there was cross-party support to pass emergency legislation to allow the … Continue reading Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

Important changes to Litherland Walk-in Centre

In order to maintain patient and staff safety, Litherland Walk-in Centre will move to a telephone triage and appointment system, with effect from today (1 April 2020). Open access will still be available to all, however to reduce the number of face-to-face consultations, patients will now be triaged over the phone based on clinical need. Appropriate advice will be given on the call and, where … Continue reading Important changes to Litherland Walk-in Centre

Support for mental health during coronavirus outbreak

People struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered additional online support and practical guidance to help them cope, Mental Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced. In recognition of the unprecedented challenges which the outbreak and extended periods of self-isolation can pose, Public Health England has published new online guidance setting out principles to follow to help people to manage … Continue reading Support for mental health during coronavirus outbreak

Hospital patient visiting stopped

To protect patients, staff and the community, Southport and Ormskirk hospitals are stopping patient visiting from today. This follows the latest Government Covid-19 advice restricting social contact and unnecessary travel. The decision comes after earlier restrictions imposed on 18 March by the hospitals which limited visiting to one hour a day. Families and friends of patients are now asked not to visit hospital other than … Continue reading Hospital patient visiting stopped