FEAT ASHY & HENRIETTA EWART – HEAD OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

OPENING

QUICK REMINDER ON THE RULES, FOR THOSE AT THE BACK;

  • STAY INSIDE

  • SOCIAL DISTANCE

  • EXERCISE ONCE A DAY 

TRIBUTE TO BRENDAN MAXWELL

WHO SADLY LOST HIS HEROIC BATTLE WITH COVID-19. A WONDERFUL HUSBAND AND FATHER, MUCH LOVED GRANDAD. HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED

HIS FAMILY SAY THAT THE BEST WE CAN HONOUR HIM IS TO CONTINUE OUR FIGHT AS A NATION AND FOLLOW MEDICAL ADVICE 

UPDATE 

  • IT’S A TRYING TIME – KEEP DIGGING DEEP 

  • TOLERANCE & PATIENCE REQUIRED IN BUCKET LOADS 

  • FIRST REPATRIATED RESIDENTS RETURN 

  • STRONG AND PASSIONATE WILL TO HELP OUR ISLANDERS COME HOME 

  • WE ALL LOOK FORWARD FOR A TIME WHEN OUR BORDERS OPEN AND WE GET BACK TO NORMAL 

  • NO CARE PACKAGES AND NO TAKEAWAYS FOR THOSE IN THE COMIS

QUESTIONS

  • ON SHARP RISE IN CASES  – WE WILL ALWAYS SEE PEAK AND TROUGHS ON THIS JOURNEY. DON’T JUST FOCUS ON THE SINGLE INDIVIDUAL DAILY FIGURE

  • IMPORTANT TO BARE IN MIND – POSITIVE RESULTS TODAY – HAVE COME ABOUT OVER THE LAST 18 DAYS 

  • HOUSEHOLD TRANSITIONS ARE UP – TO BE EXPECTED 

  • LOOKING AT PAY REVIEWS FOR NURSING STAFF IN THE FUTURE – FOCUS FOR NOW IS ON THE GROUND – FIGHTING THE VIRUS 

  • THANKS TO EVERYONE IN THE HEALTHCARE FAMILY PUTTING IN THE HOURS

  • ABBOTSWOOD – GOV HAVE ‘STEPPED IN’ NOT ‘TAKEN OVER’ – THEIR LICENSE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BUT THEY OWN THE BUSINESS AND THE BUILDING 

  • WILL UPDATE ON ABBOTSWOOD TESTING FIGURES TOMORROW 

  • SPENDING TIME WITH RELATIVES NEARING END OF LIFE IN CARE HOMES – IT’S NOT A FREE FOR ALL IN THE UK, IT’S TIGHTLY MANAGED 

  • RELATIVES DYING ALONE – CONSTANTLY REVIEWING GUIDANCE – LOOKING TO ALL JURISDICTIONS FOR BEST PRACTICE 

  • INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS – IF TEST HAPPENS TO EARLY IN THE INFECTION IT MIGHT NOT DETECT THE VIRUS 

  • REPATRIATION SAILINGS ARE WEEKLY 

  • 8 WEEK TIME FRAME ALLOWS FOR THOSE STUCK IN AUSTRALIA TO GET BACK TO THE UK 

  • OUR TESTING REGIME IS DIFFERENT TO THE UK – OUR COMMUNITY TESTING HAS CONTINUED

  • WE’RE WORKING ON TESTING STRATEGY – KEY WORKERS AND CARE HOMES 

  • UNLESS WE TEST EVERY SINGLE PERSON – WE’RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE UNDER REPORTING 

  • OUR LITTLE ISLAND IS 9TH BEST IN THE WHOLE WORLD FOR TESTING 

  • TEST TEST TEST, TRACE TRACE TRACE – WE’RE FOLLOWING BEST PRACTICE 

  • 111 CALL VOLUME IS DROPPING OFF SO WE CAN REDEPLOY STAFF TO CONTACT TRACING 

  • TO THE GUYS WHO THINKS HE CAN’T COME HOME COS HE IS STAYING A HIS MUMS – GET BACK IN TOUCH – THE CRITERIA HAS CHANGED 

  • OUR MANTRA – CATCH IT, BIN IT, KILL IT. COULD BE – CATCH IT, WEAR IT, SPREAD IT – IF EVERYONE STARTS WEARING MASKS.

  • EVEN JAPAN WHO ARE OBSESSED WITH MASKS – DON’T THINK THEY ARE EFFECTIVE 

  • SOME GET THE VIRUS AND DON’T DEVELOP THE DISEASE / SYMPTOMS 

  • IF YOU DO WANT A MASK – MAKE ONE AND WEAR IT IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER 

  • MASKS AREN’T A GUARANTEED SECURITY 

  • HAND WASHING IS STILL IMPORTANT + SOCIAL DISTANCE 

  • MINISTRY OF DEFENCE POPPED OVER FOR A LOGISTICS CHAT ABOUT THE TESTING CENTRE AND NEWLANDS BUILD YESTERDAY

  • THANKS FOR COMING OVER GUYS – SIGNALS NO SHIFT IN OUR STRATEGY THO 

  • THINGS CHANGE EVERY DAY – ASHY KEEPS BANGING ON ABOUT IT COS IT’S TRUE 

  • PARENTS SEEKING MEDICAL HELP FOR CHILDREN – WE’LL BE PUBLISHING INFO

  • DON’T FORGET THAT RAMSEY COTTAGE IS OPEN FOR A&E

  • THERE WERE A FEW REPEATS OF YESTERDAY’S QUESTIONS 

  • APP WON’T BE THE ANSWER TO OUR PRAYERS – NEEDS TO BE CLINICALLY AND TECHNOLOGICALLY SOUND

  • HOWIE IS BACK TO HIS USUAL SELF – JUST A BIT OF A COUGH – SHOULD BE BACK NEXT WEEK 

  • NEWLANDS SHOULD BE READY NEXT WEEK 

  • HOSPITAL TEST UPDATE FROM THE TECH – 11 COVID POSITIVE ADMISSIONS. 30 AWAITING RESULTS 

  • EXIT STRATEGY – NOT IN A POSITION TO ANNOUNCE ANYTHING SOLID YET 

  • WE DO KNOW THAT IT’S NOT GOING TO BE A BIG BANG – ONE DAY IN LOCKDOWN / ONE DAY WE’RE NOT

  • “PAUL. I’M NOT GOING TO SPECULATE ON HOW LONG THINGS ARE GOING TO LAST. NO ONE HAS GOT A CRYSTAL BALL. WE’VE GOT TO TAKE THINGS STEP BY STEP”

  • GOVERNOR’S PROCLAMATION = STATE OF EMERGENCY UNTIL 15TH MAY. THIS IS DIFFERENT TO THE LOCKDOWN WHICH WILL BE UPDATED ON THE 23RD APRIL 

  • STARTED A CROSS GOVERNMENT GROUP TO LOOK AT PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION FOR ALL HEALTH ISSUES CAUSED BY LOCKDOWN 

BIG THANKS FROM ASHY TO PUBLIC HEALTH 

HOWARD’S HEROES 

  • THANKS TO EVERYONE IN RETAIL 

  • VILLA SECURITY ARE NOW ON THE DOOR AT NOBLES

  • ZURICH – WELLBEING TOOL KIT + £30K DONATION TO MSF

  • SEWING FOR SAFETY – OVER 700 CLOTH LAUNDRY BAGS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

CLOSING 

MAKE SOME NOISE FOR OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AT 8PM THIS EVENING 

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