People in Norfolk and Waveney are reminded that a variety of NHS services will be open over the bank holiday weekend including NHS 111, the minor injuries unit in Cromer, and the Norwich walk-in centre, which will continue to support patients. A number of pharmacies across the area will also be open on the day.
Dr Anoop Dhesi, local GP and Chair of NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “We thank the public for their support during the coronavirus pandemic and urge you to access health services if you need them. If you or a family member experience coronavirus symptoms, please access NHS services online or via the phone.”
Local charity Norwich Door to Door has stepped in to deliver vital PPE supplies to GP practices across Norfolk and Waveney.
With a reduced need to travel in the current climate the charity has turned its hand to helping the community in other ways by providing volunteers and vehicles to deliver PPE to frontline staff during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. They join a growing army of local volunteers and organisation who have donated their time and resources to help get supplies to those who need it.
The public is being asked to ‘shine a light’ to mark International Nurses Day tomorrow (Tuesday 12 May) and recognise the extraordinary work that their colleagues are doing in the fight against coronavirus.
The day also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who founded modern nursing and pioneered infection control but is also famous for her lamp.
The consultant midwife for Norfolk and Waveney has praised NHS maternity teams for continuing to provide high-quality care during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and urged new and expectant families to continue to come forward for routine checks and urgent advice.
Marking International Day of the Midwife (Tuesday 5 May), Amanda Price-Davey, Consultant Midwife for the Norfolk and Waveney Local Maternity System, praised her colleagues who have worked tirelessly to come up with innovative ways to carry on delivering services in the safest way possible.