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Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014

HEALTH CENTRE NEWS

NOTICE FOR PATIENTS DURING COVID-19 PERIOD

Information up to date as at 06.05.2020

 

 ACCESSING THE SURGERY FOR TREATMENT OR ADVICE

In line with Government advice on reducing risks of cross infection and enabling a safe switch on of services, Welton Family Health Centre will continue to triage all patient contact by telephone, and will shortly be introducing a complete online triage appointment system.

In the meantime, patients will need to continue to telephone the surgery before attending as they will not be permitted entry UNLESS they have been given a face to face appointment by a doctor or nurse.

 

 WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

We ask that patients with COVID-19 symptoms continue to contact 111 for advice and to stay isolated at home as per the Government guidance.

 

 HIGH RISK / SHIELDING PATIENTS

Patients that have already been identified by NHS England or the surgery as being in one of the recognized 'high risk groups' will be contacted by our Clinical Team to check if you require any support with your health condition, medication or any other welfare support.  If you need help sooner, please contact reception.

Please note that the most recent Government guidance is advising patients that have been notified as high risk to shield until 30th June 2020, subject to further review.

 

 DISPENSARY: ORDERING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS AND DELIVERIES

The Dispensary will continue to operate as it has done for the last 5 weeks. To order repeat medication, patients can:

post their repeat requests through the front door letterbox

use the 24 hour answer machine to order medication

to use the 24 hour online tool to order medication

 

 For patient and staff safety, we will continue to offer restricted collection times of 11am, 1pm and 5pm will continue, and patients are asked to specify a time and day they wish to collect their medication. We will continue our complimentary delivery service, free of charge, for patients over the age of 60 and those that are shielding or isolating under government guidance.

 

 ONGOING LONG TERM CONDITION REVIEWS

Patients who have long term conditions will be reviewed over the coming weeks by our Clinical Team. Patients will be contacted by the surgery and be given appropriate appointments for their reviews. To support us with this please can you ensure that we have up to date contact details for you - including address, telephone / mobile telephone number, and email address with consent for us to use these methods of communication.

 

 CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS

The Practice is continuing to give vaccinations to children as part of the normal schedule. Please contact reception to make an appointment for these.

 

  NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

In line with national guidance we are now required to install an online triage tool for patients to access appointments. We are currently in the process of organising the installation of ‘AskMyGP’ and more information will be available in the coming days.

To support AskMyGP the practice has already begun using a piece of software called ‘AccuRx’ which allows us to request photographs and video messages from patients to aid the consultation process. This is something that has been invaluable in these current times but also something we feel that we could

use more in the future. If you have a condition that the GP feels they would benefit from seeing a ‘photo

or having a video call with you then they will send you the link and instructions via text message of how to do this. We will also be using this software to send out long term condition review questionnaires, test results and other useful information.

It is important that you give us your consent to do this and our receptionists may ring you to ask you to give permission for this.

 

 THANK YOU

The Practice would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff, patients and colleagues for their flexibility, understanding and kindness during these unprecedented times. Changes have occurred at very short notice for everyone and we appreciate your support with this.  We would also like to thank all the PDA committee members/drivers and wonderful volunteers that have helped us to deliver medication and to those that have supplied us with protective equipment and treats of cakes and chocolates. Everyone plays a part in this; including those that are staying at home. Thank you also to those that have gone out each Thursday to clap for key workers and given words of thanks, encouragement and praise; it really makes a difference.

 As always, this is a team effort and we are privileged to be able to continue to provide a high class service to patients and be instrumental in beating this virus.

 

 Take care and stay safe… and remember we are here if you need us.

 

 From all the staff at Welton Family Health Centre

 

  

NETTLEHAM WOODLAND TRUST CONTACT DETAILS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Susie Mendel, Secretary, Nettleham Woodland TrustRegistered Charity Number 111985418 Beech Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP.  Tel: 01522-751283Email: slmendel@tiscali.co.uk David Cotten Chair Email: dmc206cc@yahoo.comRod Newborough Woodland Advisor Email: rod.newborough@live.co.uk 


WELTON VILLAGE LIBRARY - NEW OPENING HOURS


OPENING HOURS

Monday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Tuesday       1.00 – 6.00pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday  9.00am – 1.00pm

Friday CLOSED

 

1st Saturday of each month

10.00am – 12.00pm

 

Nettleham Woodland Trust

 

Early in 2009 Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust purchased 19.25 hectares of farmland in Ashing Lane Dunholme and Nettleham Woodland Trust has secured a 125 year lease to create and maintain around 15 hectares a new woodland on this site.

The whole area is called Ashing Lane Nature Reserve and a new woodland in known as Monks Wood, in memory of Dennis Monk, the late Director of the Lincoln branch of WREN, which funded the purchase of the land.  The first phase of tree planting took place in February 2009, when over 10,000 trees and shrubs were planted by local families, schools, scouts, guides and college students. Woodland rides were created, enabling push-chair and wheelchair access. By the end of 2009 over 18000 native trees and shrubs had been panted.

The Nettleham Woodland Trust needs enthusiastic group of volunteers willing to assist in the planting and subsequent maintenance of the woodlands. It’s a great way to meet like minded people, make new friend and participate in some healthy outdoor exercise.

If you would like to help in any way or for more information please contact:

 

The Secretary, Nettleham Woodland Trust

18 Beach Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP

Or visit the web site

www.nettlehamwoodlandtrust.co.uk


Welton Patients’ and Doctors’ Association (PDA)

 

Firstly, I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has donated, and continue to donate, goods for the PDA sale table. Thanks to Ann and Jane who have manned the stall on several occasions now we have currently raised £568.60 for PDA funds as of 14th August.


Thanks also to everyone who has come along to buy including the lady who provided ice creams on a very hot day! We have been somewhat hampered by the road works on Sudbrooke Rd, Scothern which meant that we were between 2 sets of traffic lights leaving nowhere for would-be purchasers to park! We made a temporary move to Sudbrooke but will be back in Scothern again very soon once the traffic lights have moved. We still have a number of books, jigsaws, DVD’s, cd’s, jewellery, toys and cards plus new items to be added including a Flymo mower, a strimmer, decking stain, a leaf blower and a small chain saw.


 The raffle tickets for our Christmas Draw are selling well and more prizes have been added. The tickets are available from PDA drivers or myself. Please give me a call if you wish to purchase any at £1 a book. I hope to make this a profitable raffle to partially compensate for the loss of funds due to the cancellation of the spring lunch and Autumn Fayre. Any offer of raffle prizes gratefully accepted! At this time we are still unsure as to whether the Christmas lunch can safely go ahead.


We are looking ahead to the possibility of holding a different type of fundraiser next year so please keep a lookout for further details!


The PDA crowd funding page on ‘just giving’ the link is here
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/welton-pda


Please all take care of yourselves and each other!


 Dates for your 2020 diary


Autumn Fayre October 24th     CANCELLED         


Christmas Lunch December 4th   decision to be taken nearer the time.


If you require any further information on any of the above don’t hesitate to give me a call (862570)


Janet Goddard


St Barnabas Hospice

 A big hello to all from St Barnabas Hospice, I really hope you are staying safe and looking out for each other in what is rather a worrying and very challenging time for many.

The summer holidays are now upon us and if your struggling for things to do why not sign up and get involved in one of our events

The Colour Dash is back for you to enjoy at home!

We know you will be disappointed that the Colour Dash Fest was cancelled this May, so we have come up with a great way for you to #get messy for hospice care at home…

Pick any day in July or August, dress in your brightest colours and run your own 5k with your family. You could even join up with another household as long as you make sure to socially distance as per the government guidelines.

When you get home, celebrate in the garden with your own personal PAINT PARTY! We will send you out five packets of paint and medals for the kids. You even have the option to buy additional paint when you sign-up! Decorate your garden, bring out the face paints, turn the music up and enjoy a brightly coloured picnic. Make sure to tag us in your photos and see if your friends and family would be up for sponsoring you too. Rainbows are particularly poignant right now, so use #get messy and share your photos filled with all the colours of the rainbow for us to see!

We are asking you to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship money per family as you undertake this fun run. This money would fund three bereavement support sessions to help someone who is struggling to cope with their grief.

Sign up at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/homecolourdash

 

 On Yer Bike, 100km of Summer Cycling

 

 Join our St Barnabas Challenge for new or veteran cycling enthusiasts. We want you to get on your bike whether that be your exercise bike at home or out and about in your local area following social distancing and government guidelines.

You need to complete 100km (62 miles) of cycling by the end of Summer on your own, as a collective group or with your entire family.

You can ride as a virtual group through Zwift or on your own. We are setting you a fundraising target of £100, so make sure your friends, family and colleagues see those lycra clad selfies and add your JustGiving link to the post.

 

 Giant your local bike specialists will be offering training tips, bike care advice and local routes from Access Lincoln will be on our Adventure with St Barnabas in Lockdown Facebook group too.

 Each participant will get a St Barnabas Jersey (or a St Barnabas Bandana for kids) for signing up and a medal and a virtual Pat on the back once you’ve completed the challenge.

 

 

A46 Nettleham and Riseholme Roundabout Improvements

Further disruption is likely through out 2020 when work start in January for improvements to both the Nettleham and the Riseholme roundabouts. The work will take about twelve months. The work will involve  at the  Riseholme  roundabout adding an extra lane in the roundabout itself and constructing an extra entrance and exit lane at all approaches and exits. While at the Nettleham roundabout extending the length of all of the roundabout’s two lane approaches and exits

In addition, drainage systems at both roundabouts will be rebuilt, new signs and lighting columns installed and sections of the existing road rebuilt to minimise future maintenance.

The A46 roundabout improvement project will cost £4.7m and will be funded via £2.5m from Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and £2.2m from an Integrated Transport Grant.

 

Welton Village Library & Community Hub

 

I am pleased to say that as I write this in mid-August plans are being drawn up to re-open the library at the Manor Park Pavilion; however, as I’m sure everyone is all too much aware 2020 is proving a challenge and therefore I would ask that you check the Welton Parish Council website, the Welton Village Library facebook page, Welton News website or notices at Manor Park and around the village which will be updated for any changes we have to make.

Working with the Parish Council we have had to take some difficult decisions which we hope will benefit all users and keep people as safe as possible, this means some services are either reduced or unavailable, on this basis our plans are as follows:

Provisional date to Re-open Monday 7th September 2020

Provisional Opening Hours and available facilities: (note changes to pre lockdown days and hours)

 

Monday 12 noon to 5:00pm (No public IT available) (Families and Children only from 3:00 to 5:00pm)

Tuesday 9:30am to 2:30am (No public IT available)

Wednesday 10:00am to 12 noon (IT users only)

Saturdays Closed

 

We are planning as normal a library service as possible during our Monday and Tuesday sessions, however please note the following: Maximum 4 library users at any time; Facemasks to be worn by all over 11s unless medical or other condition as detailed in government guidance; track and trace information will be taken; sanitising gel available and all users will be asked to use before entering, a one way system will be in operation.

 

If you wish to return books but do not wish to enter the library there will be a drop box in the foyer (opening hours only) and all returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours. Those wishing to enter and use the library will also be asked to place returns here.

 

You will be able to browse and touch books on the shelves but note others may have done the same, all users will be asked to sanitise before entering however it is each individual’s decision as to whether they browse and/or take out books on this basis.

If you would rather order books for collection this facility will be available and reservations made in this way will be on a separate shelf. You can order on line at home or a volunteer will help you with this in the library.

We will not be accepting book donations nor making book sales. Leaflets will not be available or accepted for display.

On our dedicated Wednesday IT only days printing will be available and on other days photocopying will also be available. Note that revised costs apply (Black & White A4 10p, A3v 20p – Colour A4 25p A3 50p) and we do ask that you bring correct change to reduce cash handling.

 

Please note that the library is run by volunteers, we will make every effort to provide the services described however if we do not have volunteers to safely staff a session we may reluctantly be forced to close at short notice. New volunteers are always welcome please ask at the library or Parish Office.

Mike Hubbert Library Volunteer Co-ordinator