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UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM WITH THE CHEMICALS USED BY LABORATORIES WHEN TESTING BLOOD SAMPLES.  WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT WE HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO PAUSE ROUTINE TESTING OF BLOOD SAMPLES - WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN A NORMAL SERVICE WILL RESUME.  ALTHOUGH WE GENERALLY REFER BLOOD TESTING TO THE JOHNSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, WE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO DO THIS WHILST THE SITUATION REMAINS.  THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ARE WORKING URGENTLY TO RESOLVE THE SITUATION, AND WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED.

PATIENTS WHO REQUIRE URGENT TESTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE PRIORITISED BY THE CLINICAL TEAM AS NECESSARY - THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AT THIS TIME

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NEW RULES RELATING TO WEARING OF FACE MASKS/COVERINGS IN SHOPS AND OTHER AREAS COME INTO EFFECT ON 24 JULY 2020 FOR ALL EXCEPT THOSE THAT ARE EXEMPT. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE UNABLE TO WEAR A MASK/COVERING FOR AUDITORY/SENSORY/BREATHING REASONS PLEASE VISIT www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask TO DOWNLOAD AN EXEMPTION CARD TO SHOW IF ASKED WHY YOU ARE NOT WEARING ONE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ISSUE OF LETTERS OR CERTIFICATES CONFIRMING ANY EXEMPTION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

CORONAVIRUS

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS PERIOD

IF YOU HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE OR HAVE NOTICED A LOSS OF OR CHANGES TO YOUR SENSES OF SMELL OR TASTE, YOU MAY BE AT RISK OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE.  INSTEAD, CONTACT NHS 111 DIRECT FOR ONLINE ADVICE.

a.   For general advice with regard to the virus, from NHS 111 Direct PLEASE CLICK HERE

b.    Please also see THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE FROM HERE


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Are You a Carer?

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There are a number of local organisations that can offer assistance to carers:

Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership (LCYCP):

Click on the link below for the most up to date information:

                             Carers in Lincolnshire

Carers Connect: Tel: 01522 812830 or info@carersconnect.net

Carers Connect also meet at the Ivo Day Centre, Albion Street, Spalding on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 11-1300. Contact:

Louise Higgins on 01522 696000

Long Sutton Outreach: Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Royal British Legion in Long Sutton from 10-1600, for carers dedicated to Dementia, Parkinsons Disease, Stroke victims and is open to former carers as well as friends and family members. Contact:

John Woolard on 01406 426508

Here 4 You:  Meets every Monday from 10-1600 at the WI Hall, Park Road, Holbeach for carers dedicated to Dementia.  Contact:

Rita Mitchell on 01775 421290

Market Deeping Alzheimers Group: Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 10-1230 at the Community Centre, Douglas Road, Market Deeping.  Contact:

Kate Marshall on 01778 440153 (Kate can also advise of meetings held in Bourne)

Rethink: Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 13-1530 at the Johnson Community Hospital, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding for people with severe mental illness.

There is also a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.