Gerard Higgins - acting unit manager of Hunterhill care home. Gerard tells us how staff and residents had to adapt to the pandemic...and how he is looking forward to the day we can all meet in person again...
Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and RAMH (recovery across mental health) have created a direct access free telephone support line to help people talk about how they are feeling during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Navigators service has been running in the Emergency Department (ED) at Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) for a year this month. The Navigators is an Emergency Department-based peer support programme that operates in seven Emergency Departments across Scotland that has offered support to nearly 3000 patients. The service launched in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2015 and is run by the healthcare charity Medics against Violence with support from the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit and our NHS partners. Navigators aim to target patients attending the ED due to violence and a wide variety of complex social issues including alcohol and drug misuse, homelessness, domestic abuse and mental wellbeing.
We would like to highlight some of our services and how they have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week we focus on our Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service.
Since receiving guidance from the Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate, Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS) have been working hard to build robust plans that fulfil the criteria required, in order to successfully re-open and increase services where we can.