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PATIENT NOTICE

 

Covid Vaccine - 10th February 2021 update

We are still continuing to work hard to deliver Covid immunisations to our patients and have now given the first dose to almost all of our housebound patients and those aged over 80 years of age.

We are currently working through the list of those aged 70 - 79 years of age and those who have been in a shielding category. This is being done through a combination of week day and Saturday clinics. If you are in this category you should have been contacted by now and offered an appointment.  Weather permitting we aim to be finished this category by Sunday 14th February.

We will soon be working through the list of those patients aged 16 - 64 years of age who have an underlying health condition or are an unpaid carer, this will include all adult carers and young carers aged 16 - 18 years of age.  If you are in this category we will be contacting you soon to offer you an appointment.  Weather permitting we aim to be finished this category by Sunday 28th February.

However, we have now reached capacity in what we can deliver as a practice as we have to continue our normal service with the Covid immunisation programme being additional work for all our staff (with the same absences that others are experiencing due to Covid!). We have also had to take into account that we will have to repeat the process again to get everyone their second dose in a few weeks. For this reason, the Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership have taken on responsibility for immunising all those aged 65 - 69 years of age. If you are in that age category, they will be in touch with you directly to arrange an appointment at Dewar's Rink in Perth. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note if you are over 80 years of age and we have not been in touch with you please contact us.

 

 

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Carers

What is a carer?

"A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support” (Carers Trust)

Carers come from every walk of life. Regardless of age, gender or culture, if you are looking after another person on a regular basis, you are a carer. Every carer’s story is unique and many do not see themselves as a carer, they feel they are fulfilling a role that anyone else would do in a similar situation.

You are a carer if you are looking after someone with:

  • A long term condition i.e. neurological disability, physical disability, Autism
  • An addiction i.e. drug and alcohol abuse
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Mental Health problems
  • A learning difficulty

These are only some of the many conditions that may result in you being a carer.

The person you care for may:

  • Be a family member e.g. parent, sibling, grandparent, spouse
  • Be an adult or a child
  • Be a neighbour or a friend
  • Live with you or somewhere else, such as in their own home or a care home
  • Need regular care throughout the day/night or maybe just need checking on to make sure they are alright
  • Need physical or emotional support – maybe both.

How can PKAVS Carers Hub help you?

  • By providing information, support and advice, including:
    • Information on support services for carers and how to access them, including key contacts
    • Information and guidance on respite opportunities
    • Financial advice i.e. Carers Allowance, Self-Directed Support
    • Advice on guardianship/power of attorney
    • Information on Carers Rights
  • Referral to Carers services to offer tailored support to meet your needs
  • Signpost you to relevant services that can meet your needs
  • A calendar of events and training for Carers including support groups, conferences and much more
  • A forum for carers and professionals to offer peer support

Our goal is to help carers to have a voice. We want to give you the tools to be able to manage your caring role in an effective way and to plan for the future so that you can have a life outside of caring. If you feel that you may be a carer and require some support or advice you can access our referral form from the link above.

Alternatively you can contact PKAVS Carers Hub on 01738 567076 and speak to someone directly.      

http://www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/

St. Margaret's Health Centre have a carers notice board at the entrance to the waiting room which is regularly updated with information about what is on and available locally.



 
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