You have probably heard a great deal of information in the media with regards to the Covid19 virus, from government ministers giving their daily updates, to the mortality rates in hospitals. We have sadly lost over 12,000 people in the UK Covid19 pandemic, these are the figures that have been recorded in hospitals.
Right now there is a big debate about the handling of the virus in care homes and what is being done to safeguard carers and nurses. If you’re confused about this debate then let us help you out. The official figures for mortality rates have been recorded in NHS hospitals, there is no record of how many people have died in care homes and private hospitals, this means the mortality rate’s in the UK could be much higher than is currently reported.
There has also been criticism of the government that they have not tested care home workers looking after those who have contracted the coronavirus. The government is now rolling out testing for care workers working in nursing and care homes to help safeguard them, if they have contracted the virus they will be able to receive treatment and also further stop the spread.
ProCare Nursing are doing everything we can to safeguard our carers working out in the field. We have at every opportunity sent out the latest information on best practices on personal hygiene, how to wash your hands to stop any potential spread of Covid19, and we have issued guidance on how to use PPE protective clothing correctly and how to properly dispose of this equipment.
Keeping people safe from our carers and service users is paramount at our health and social care agency, we are doing everything we can to ensure the service users in our care are getting the care they need as well as keeping carers safe.
If you have any queries or need any advice at this time call us we are happy to help.