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Health and social care

Health and social care

Last updated: 29/04/2020

Much of the country is calling for the public to adhere to the new measures that have been put in place to protect our NHS and frontline staff - that includes our Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) which is responsible for delivering health and social care services in East Renfrewshire.

Our priorities have been to protect our most vulnerable residents during these unprecedented circumstances.  A huge amount of work is being undertaken, from business support staff ensuring as many staff as possible are set up to work from home and managing rotas for front line staff, training GPs to deliver online consultations, prioritising hospital discharges to free up beds in hospitals and get our residents back home and comfortable. Our district nurses and care at home staff are continuing to provide vital services to residents at home and our social work teams are working with our most vulnerable families and young people.

The HSCP will continue to work closely with colleagues in the Council, NHS and Scottish Government throughout this pandemic.

PPE for unpaid carers

If you are an unpaid carer who visits or lives with a friend or family member to provide help with personal care such as washing or dressing and need help to access personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves and aprons you can contact East Renfrewshire Carers Centre who will discuss your requirements and arrange for an order to be placed through the HSCP Hubs for an identified need

East Renfrewshire Carers Centre: 0141 638 4888

claire@eastrenfrewshirecarers.co.uk  

Read the Scottish Government advice for unpaid carers at:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-unpaid-carers-providing-personal-care/pages/where-to-get-ppe/