Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

As businesses such as pubs and restaurants open their doors to the public from Saturday 4 July, we are offering advice to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Please remember that social distancing rules continue to apply and you may be expected to queue outside venues or at the bar once you are inside and provide your details at each premises you visit to assist with track and trace.
We all have a responsibility to stop the spread of coronavirus so maintain a distance of two metres from those around you.

We anticipate that the city, and towns across the county, will be busy when establishments re-open for the first time so if you need to book a taxi, make sure you do so well in advance.

The advice is that you should avoid using public transport where possible but if you do need to use a train or bus, remember that face coverings must be worn.

Extra officers will be on patrol this weekend to make sure that people can enjoy the county’s pubs, clubs and restaurants safely.

Owners of on-licences premises will need to have the appropriate risk assessments and plans in place to ensure both staff and customer safety. Owners should seek advice from their local environmental health officers and licensing teams for further advice if required.

Inspector Emma Marshall said: “It’s great for the local economy that the pubs and restaurants can re-open, however people visiting need to be aware that their evening out is likely to be very different from previous nights out in the towns and cities.

“People will need to be patient as queues are likely to be longer than expected and respect the rights of other to socially distance while everyone takes the opportunity to enjoy themselves. We will be supporting our colleagues in environmental health to identify breaches and take appropriate action where necessary.”

Councillor Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Communities, Neighbourhoods and Streetpride, said: “Derby has been awarded Purple Flag status as a safe and welcoming place to come and enjoy a night out for the past six years. Coronavirus isn’t going to change that. We’re working really hard with our great venues to ensure that it’s going to be just as safe to come into Derby and enjoy a really good night out whilst following the necessary guidelines to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

“Things are obviously going to be different and so we’re asking people to be respectful, patient and work with us to make sure we can continue to enjoy a safe night out.”

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All of the District Council’s political groups have signed up to a joint statement calling on central government to ensure that the needs of local communities are fully considered as coronavirus lockdown eases.

The statement – issued by the leaders of the Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat groups – calls on Secretary of State Robert Jenrick to review all strategies and regulations “to make sure that our communities are protected from uncontrolled excess visitor numbers that could contribute to a second wave of the virus”.

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The Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council is asking would-be visitors to think twice before making a trip to one of the most beautiful regions in England.

The relaxation by the Government of coronavirus travel guidelines means many people who live both inside and outside the area may be contemplating a trip to the Dales’ visitor hotspots.

But the Council’s Leader Councillor Garry Purdy said: “While I totally understand the temptation to seek some respite from the constraints placed on all of us by the coronavirus crisis, my appeal to anyone considering a trip is not to focus so much on what you can now do but rather what you should do.

“Visiting the Dales right now will undoubtedly create tensions in our communities as well as placing pressure on our roads and emergency services, and, as a former police officer myself, I have a massive amount of sympathy for the policing job now facing the force.

“I am fortunate to represent an area of the Dales that includes Matlock Bath, which is a magnet for tourists at this time of year, but I am asking visitors to respect and protect the residents of Matlock Bath and all of the district’s many honeypot villages by staying away for now.

“We will welcome you back with open arms when this virus is properly under control – our leisure and tourism businesses, most of which continue to be closed, need your support in the long term. But, for now, please don’t put our already limited local services under unnecessary pressure.”

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It has been brought to our attention that many of our most vulnerable residents A088AD78-FF63-4AF1-889C-9D70151E2792may be missing out on essential support because they haven’t responded to a recent NHS letter, delivered to them as they are classed as being clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

Unfortunately, as a district council, we have no way of knowing who these residents are. Worse, some are likely to be difficult to reach via our usual communications channels. It would be much appreciated therefore if you could spread the word in your communities.

We have today launched a campaign urging family and friends to register for support on behalf of people who have received the NHS letter – anyone can do this online at www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

We’re also again encouraging anyone not classed by their GP or hospital clinician as being clinically extremely vulnerable, but still needing support, to register for help via the County Council’s Community Response Unit atwww.derbyshire.gov.uk/gethelp or call 01629 535091 Monday to Friday 9amto 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

You can share our Facebook campaign post here or re-Tweet our Twitter post here. We are also issuing this to our e-newsletter database and to local media.

 

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Meat and Vegetables

We are indebted to Malcolm H for passing this on to us –

I bought meat from Andrew Holmes Butchers in Tissington yesterday and he told me he is able to take telephone orders.
He also has an arrangement with Fresh Choice vegetables of Ashbourne in that they will deliver telephone orders to him and keep them in their cold room so that you can collect both veg and meat orders at once. A great help as it obviously avoids the necessity to travel into Ashbourne
A J Holmes, The old Slaughter House Chapel Lane Tissington tel: 01335 350186
Fresh Choice,22 St John Street, Ashbourne tel: 01335 300850
I hope this helps

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As people start to social distance and in, some cases completely isolate, I’ve put together a collection of books and DVDs which anyone is welcome to take. They are placed on a small bookcase outside my home, 8 Sycamore Cottages.
Whilst I am well and have been social distancing for over a week now, I have spritzed the items with alcohol spray just to make sure. Fellow villagers are also welcome to take, swap and leave their own books and DVDs.
My favourite genres are a bit dark so you’ll find mysteries and gothic horror mostly with a few biographies, memoirs, historical fiction and lighter topics. DVDs include musicals and Downton Abbey.
It would be nice if any has spare children’s books to leave them for other villagers who are homeschooling. A spritz of spray on all donations would also be appreciated but I’ll check throughout the weekend too as it’s meant to be bright and clear so I’ll keep it out until Sunday evening.
In a couple of weeks, I’ll repeat the exercise.
Stay well, stay strong and look after each other.
Caroline G xox

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Coronavirus Help

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Help with Self-Isolation

Hi, we just wanted to offer our help to anyone who may need it at the moment.

Between us, we go to Ashbourne, Wirksworth or Bakewell every day and we would be happy to pick up anything needed such as shopping, prescriptions or anything else. We are happy to drop it off anywhere in the area. We can also call to Hartington for prescriptions if needed.

Please just call if you need anything at all. If we are unable to answer straight away please do leave us a message and we will get back to you. Our numbers are:

Liz Edge – 07545 345 504

Karen Wigley – 07792 289 888

Rosie Ward – 07712 481 197

Many thanks,

Liz, Karen and Rosie

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Merry Christmas!

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Thanks to Rob Francis for reminding us about summer 1983  when the Green Goddess came to in Parwich and sending us these 3 youtube links. Let us know who you recognise.

 

 

 

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Pikehall Tractor Run

Thank you to John L for these photos

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Training for All

Just a quick reminder about the training session at the Memorial Hall. It is open to everybody and we hope that lots of people will pop along for the session. It should last about an hour and a half, finishing with free refreshments.

So whether you feel that your life saving skills are rusty or if you think that you would have no idea what to do in the case of a heart attack please come and hear John Whittaker from East Midlands Ambulance Service guide us all through what you should do.
We have decided to hold a raffle in aid of the Air Ambulance during the evening. Parwich First Responders look forward to seeing you on Thursday at 7.30. Sue H

Static Defibrillator Training

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Training for All

Static Defibrillator Training

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Training for All

Static Defibrillator Training

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Praise for Emergency Teams


 

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We have received the following information on bird flu form the Derbyshire Association of Local Councils via our Parish Council.

Last winter the UK experienced several outbreaks of avian influenza – better known as bird flu – and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is asking for help to share information in local communities. This highly contagious disease affects birds including chickens, ducks and geese, and can be fatal to them, devastating farmers’ livelihoods. It is just as much of a risk to those with a few chickens in a back garden as to commercial farmers and anyone who keeps chickens, ducks or geese. Defra is asking local councils to share their advice on bird flu in their respective communities, for example on noticeboards using their poster, through social media or in newsletters.

Please help spread the word

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Coffee Morning on Friday

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Merry Christmas!

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Pooh!

New Year Resolution for All Dog Owners – pick up your poo!
For the third time in the past week I have picked up and binned other dogs’ faeces on the large cricket pitch when depositing my own dogs’ waste.  I do this on behalf of all other good dog owners who would hate to see another place that dogs are banned from entering just because some people can’t be bothered. Maybe a bin can be placed on the field to make it more enticing to do the right thing?
Dogs are meant to be man’s best friend, but they are regulated more than any other pet in the country! We’ve already been told we can’t use the smaller playing field because it’s for children only, (despite seeing around seven kids play on there in two years.) I’d love it if dogs had a designated play area so we can all be responsible for looking after said area. Instead, I fear, I’ll see a notice on this blog to say dogs are no longer allowed on the cricket pitch either simply because of a handful of people. We are not perfect dog owners ourselves, our dogs are not perfect, but one thing we do do is make sure we pick up their do do’s!
So please, learn to steel your stomachs for this unpleasant task and think of the greater good.
Woof!
Caroline G

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MacMillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who attended the MacMillan coffee morning yesterday. It was a hugely successful event raising the magnificent sum of £730.

Thank you again to everyone for your generosity.

Sandra and Judith

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MacMillan Coffee Morning

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With the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday discussing feedback received and possible next steps I’m a little concerned that many people may have missed the information posted here on the blog as these posts have now disappeared down the page.

I think it’s worth pointing to the information concerning the proposal and also issues and concerns raised in comments on the blog.

The Council website pages has a comprehensive set of information concerning the plans which can be found here

A number of people have expressed concerns to us and have quoted the Mast Sanity site as a good starting point for researching possible negative consequences of a mast so close to the village. Their information on masts can be found here

Mast Sanity and other research expresses concerns regarding health issues for residents within 400m of a mast. Others such as the Government and the NHS say  there are no health issues.

just for interest, here’s the plan of Parwich with 100metre distances from the proposed mast location that was posted previously in a comment.

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In posting this I wish to make clear I am neither endorsing nor opposing the mast plans but merely seeking to make sure residents of the village are aware and can find the relevant information.

Steve J

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The Parish Council has received the following from the Derbyshire Association of Local Councils.

As you may be aware from local news there is a proposal to close Newholme Hospital, Bakewell as part of changes to the care system.

There appears to have been has been no official direct consultation of Town and Parish Councils.

We have been asked by a member Council to forward the link to the consultation to parish councils/meetings in the Bakewell area in order that they could have an opportunity to comment.

The link is as follows: http://www.joinedupcare.org.uk/

Once you reach this page you will be able to read about the proposals and click on a further link that will allow you to express your views through and on-line form if you wish. There is also a form that can be printed to complete by hand. If any resident would like assistance with completing the form please contact the clerk.

Regards
Andrew Martin
Clerk RFO. Parwich Parish Council
e-mail: clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk

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Derbyshire Dales District Council has responded to the views of local people on proposed “Horse Orders” that could become law in public spaces across the Derbyshire Dales from April. The District Council’s Environment Committee are considering  plans to adopt exclusion orders and a horse-on-lead reign policy in certain areas – and give council workers powers to issue fixed penalty notices to riders who fail to remove horse mess left by their animals in public places. The proposed orders seek to balance the needs of responsible riders against the interests of those affected by large piles of horse droppings, particularly toddlers.  (more…)

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Tuesday’s meeting to explain how to access and use our new village static defibrillator was well supported. Around 50 people came to hear First Responder Co-ordinator Ian Beard tell us what to expect and how to deal with someone in cardiac arrest.
Ian explained what the 999 control desk would tell a caller to do; how to obtain and use the defibrillator and how to give chest compressions and rescue breaths to the patient. He stressed that any aid given is better than none. Everyone appeared to be in agreement that they now felt confident enough to use the defibrillator to assist someone in need.
The evening finished with tea and cake provided by Parwich First Responders.
For anyone who was unable to attend the meeting and who would like to know more they are very welcome to phone Martin C (529) or Sue H (334).

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Our very own Carolyn G is being interviewed on Radio Derby. She is part of a programme about strokes which will be broadcast between 11 and 12 tomorrow.

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Invitation to run, jog or walk – to help get fit for 2014.

Every Tuesday at 7.00pm from the Sycamore Inn car park.  Starting from Tuesday 14th Jan 2014. 

Distance and route to be agreed on the night.  ALL ABILITIES WELCOME.

Some form of high visibility clothing and head torch recommended but not compulsory.

It is advisable not to eat a large meal for a least 2hrs before starting exercise however a light snack is acceptable. Just come along on the night; however, if you require any further information please contact Richard Bradbury on 07432 106929 or Parwich 390154

 *All Abilities Welcome, look forward to seeing you*

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Red Cross Week

http://www.redcross.org.uk/Get-involved/Red-Cross-Week

Red Cross Week is nearly  here, and once again I’ll be doing something that perhaps people from the  village can help me with:

This year I’m making a  hamper to raffle off, the theme being “Red”.  So if anyone has anything red  at all they can contribute (wine, bubble bath, food, bric a brac, books, music,  accessories, plants, clothing…) I would be very  grateful.

My number is 390568 and I’m  happy to collect!

I need all contributions by  the end of April.

Thanks so  much!
Debbie  Webster

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Barbara L writes:

Because of the bad road conditions, Mum had to be taken to Hospital by air ambulance yesterday, as it was impossible to get an ambulance into the village.

I would just like to thank everyone out of the village who helped to get her to the air ambulance which landed in Bells yard. Now it is impossible to get into see her.

I must also say a big thank you to the paramedics who came to her – they were brilliant – and also to the doctor that came out. It had taken him three hours to get here from Belper.

Yesterday’s rescue service was provided by the Derbyshire, Leicester and Rutland Air Ambulance charity (DLRAA). If you would like to make a donation towards the vital work which they do, please visit their website. And if you would like to get involved within the village, Parwich First Responders are still short-staffed and desperately looking for new volunteers. Please ring Sue on 390334 or Patti on 390206.

Our thanks to Chris H for these photos, which show the helicopter landing yesterday.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service launched a consultation about the future of the ambulance service in our region in September. Part of the proposals they are consulting on involves the creation of a smaller number of main hub ambulance stations, where staff start and finish their work, and from where they travel to local community facilities to await emergency calls. Rather than being dedicated ambulance stations these community facilities will be shared with other services such as the Police. To achieve this a number of the smaller dedicated ambulance stations will be closed, including the Ashbourne Ambulance Station (see the Ashbourne News Telegraph website for more information).

There is concern that this may result in reduced response time in rural areas such as in our villages. Where will our nearest community base be, and what will happen while ambulances are traveling back and forwards from their hubs in Derby or Chesterfield? The Ambulance Service argue that reducing the cost of maintaining these buildings, not always now in the best locations, will release funds for better direct patient services. The consultation still has another week to run (closing date Monday 17th December) so click here if you want to have you say directly on the East Midlands Ambulance Service website.

Alternatively for those opposed to the closure of the Ashbourne Ambulance Station, you can sign a petition at the Sycamore registering your concern.

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A website for Hartington Surgery

The website for Hartington Surgery – www.hartingtonsurgery.co.uk – is worth bookmarking, as it contains reliable, up to date information for the practice.

Note also that appointments can now be booked online, as well as repeat prescriptions. For both of these services, you will need to register for Patient Access, using a PIN and an Access ID. To obtain your PIN and Access ID, you will first need to contact the surgery.

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School newsletter #1

To read the first school newsletter of the new academic year, please click the image below.

The school have also sent us a presentation on headlice.
Please click here to open it (in PowerPoint format).

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Following recent high profile heart attacks in the media  Parwich First Responders would like to offer First Aid Training to anybody who is concerned.

If you would like to find out how to help in a medical emergency we can arrange informal training to suit you. Contact Martin C on 529 or Sue H on 334.

Alternatively come and talk to us at the PPC event showcasing village groups next Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm.

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Alsop resident Natasha Astara is a qualified acupuncturist, with over six years of experience and practice, including traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element.

You can contact Natasha on 01335 390705 / 07816 601782 or via tashspirit@hotmail.com. Her website is here.

Details have also been added to our directory of local businesses and services.

Reminder: If you are a resident of our area, we can add details of your own independent local business or service to our directory – and if you have a website, we can also link to it from the LOCAL BUSINESSES section on the right hand column of the blog. These services are provided to you free of charge.

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Everyday First Aid

FREE FIRST AID SESSIONS FROM THE BRITISH RED CROSS

The aim of everyday first aid is to provide people with the skills and confidence to act in a first aid emergency, thereby increasing the resilience of local communities and reducing “the bystander effect”.

The Red Cross knows that everyone can learn a few simple skills that could help someone if things suddenly went wrong. It doesn’t matter how young or old, or how able the person thinks they are, everyone can learn to do something to help an ill or injured person.

Everyday first aid differs from more traditional first aid training. The sessions are a maximum of two hours and focus on first aid skills which are easy to learn and remember; and which respond to a local need – so that in just a couple of hours, learners can become life-savers. We try to work alongside other organisations and tailor our first aid training sessions to your specific needs in an inclusive and flexible way.

The topics covered in a first aid session vary, depending on the needs of your group, but can range from: calling the emergency services; caring for an unconscious casualty who is breathing; caring for a casualty who is not breathing; choking; blood loss; seizures, burns and scalds etc. A typical session lasts around one to two hours, and can be delivered to groups ranging in size from about 8 to 20 people

Participants receive an easy to follow “workbook” which consists of first aid cards with a photograph of the injury or medical emergency on one side and the main key skill we want the person to deliver on the other. Each pack also contains a “Certificate of first aid learning” which each person can fill out with their name, as well as a place to tick each individual skill they’ve learnt during that session.

Sessions are free of charge; although if groups wish to make a donation to support the work of the Red Cross, that is most welcome.

This first aid programme is an exciting way to learn first aid. It offers the participants the opportunity to learn skills according to their ability and learning style. Everyone can learn something and be rewarded for it.

For more information, please contact: Deborah Webster, CBFA Coordinator
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Cheshire
Tel: (01629) 593335 Mob: 07912080894 email: dwebster@redcross.org.uk

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