Health & Wellbeing

Recently Healthwatch Enfield hosted an online event with Age UK Enfield and representatives from Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, answering questions submitted in advance about managing anxiety during the Coronavirus outbreak. A recording of the event is now available on YouTube.

As of 30 September 2020, the NHS has been asking patients with an urgent, but not life-threatening, health problem to contact NHS 111 first if they think they need to attend A&E. This can be done either online or by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the service is free to use (including from all mobiles).

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Just under a quarter of care homes and nursing homes in the London Borough of Enfield experienced an outbreak of Covid-19 during the first wave. This is one of the findings of a report published by Healthwatch Enfield which looks at the impact of the Coronavirus on the borough's 89 care, nursing and assisted living homes. The report is based on a survey of staff, patients and residents' relatives carried out in August and September.

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The North Middlesex Hospital is again appealing for people to make and donate washbags for NHS staff uniforms

To ensure the NHS can continue to deliver the best emergency and planned care across north central London during the winter and the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, temporary changes to services for children and young people have been introduced this week

The Enfield Dispatch reports that a Palmers Green resident was only able to tested for Covid-19 at Lodge Drive car park by applying online using a Glasgow postcode. Serco employees at the test site were 'milling around' without doing any testing.

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Are you a person of 'mature years' who's missing meeting people - perhaps because you're shielding? Is conversation and human interaction lacking from your life? A new project from Chickenshed could plug the hole in your life and create intergenerational friendships.

You could become part of a strong collective voice for cancer patients across North Central London. The Patient and User Involvement Group ensures patient or carer representation in the development of local Cancer Alliance programmes and in projects to meaningfully improve patients' experience of care.

The North Mid Hospital's stakeholder update for July. Subjects covered: elective (planned) surgery; outpatients; blood tests; imaging; cancer pathways; paediatrics; women's health services; key messages for patients; and car parking.

As Premier League clubs prepare for the start of the new season, the world-first arrangement which has seen women's outpatient care delivered from Tottenham Hotspur's superb stadium approaches the full-time whistle. The groundbreaking arrangement which kicked off in mid-April, at the height of the covid-19 pandemic, has seen the state-of-the-art stadium host antenatal, gynaecology and obstetric services in its spacious facilities. The drive-through Covid-19 testing service will continue to operate from the THFC stadium roomy basement car park, and is even due to expand capacity in the near future.