I hope you and your families are safe, well and in good spirits. As we begin to move out of lockdown, I would like to update you on how we plan to do this and also take the opportunity to recap on a couple of our recent articles.
As you know, we have been providing an emergency skeleton service during the lockdown for key-workers, at-risk patients, such as diabetics and those with painful foot conditions where this is affecting the quality of their lives. This has proved very helpful especially those needing to remain comfortable and mobile and has also allowed us to get to grips with new enhanced protocols that are likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future, at least until a vaccine is in place.
We have created a gap between patients, all our admin staff are working remotely and the therapist looking after you and the nursing assistant will be on duty wearing PPE. This ensures that there is minimal contact between patients and our team and no contact between patients. We began seeing routine patients in June, although we won’t roll out fully until mid to late July.
Patients are encouraged to wear face masks, or one will be provided on arrival, free of charge if you don’t have one, along with hand sanitising throughout.
For those residents who are not attending but would like to source quality face protection, we have now reduced the costs of Face Shields, 3 Ply Masks and KN95 masks by 20%.
We welcome enquiries and will be sending out an email and SMS announcements to all our registered patients. The latest information can be found on our website.
On a final note, I would like to refer back to my article in April when I appealed for you to donate old and unwanted prescription specs. I was pleased with an overwhelming response, although it was overshadowed by the lockdown. I would like to remind you that I am still collecting and if you have any donations, please pop in to drop them off to our collection box, and collect a free mask in return. Alternatively, call me and I will come round to collect them.
Wishing you all a safe and healthy July. Take care and thank you for reading,