Sheffield news Sheffield care home group 'in the dark' about Covid-19 vaccines MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Care homes in Sheffield are still without vaccines

Sheffield news Sheffield care home group 'in the dark' about Covid-19 vaccines MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Care homes in Sheffield are still without vaccines

Sheffield news  Sheffield care home group 'in the dark' about Covid-19 vaccines MetiNews.Com
13 January 2021 - 05:17

Breaking News ! A Sheffield care home group have said that they are "in the dark" about the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. Palms Row Health Care, which runs two nursing homes in Sheffield, said that they "urgently" need communication from the government. In a statement posted on their website, Nicola Richards, the director of Palms Row Health Care, said: "We know many residents and their families will have questions about the roll-out of the vaccination programme. "We welcome the extremely good news that this vaccine has been approved but we urgently need communication from the government about how it will be rolled out to our residents and staff, and the situation on care home visiting in the meantime. "Timing, transportation and administration of the vaccine all need to be sorted out. At the moment care homes are in the dark." And staff at Palms Row have also been given conflicting advice by the government and local authority, with the former advising that care homes should be offering indoor, face-to-face visits; but the latter advising it is not safe for this to be done. Read More Related Articles 7 West Yorkshire Police investigated for breaking Covid-19 rules Read More Related Articles Covidiots threatened with fines as North Yorkshire beaches become dangerously busy "We're lucky at Palms Row because we have visitor pods at our care homes for garden visits but until we have the vaccine or reliable tests we will not be allowing visits inside our homes", Nicola said. She added: "Once again the national government has made an announcement before taking the challenges of the front line into account.

. The main findings of the survey were that individual services across the country were reporting staff absences between 11 and 40 per cent, with some reporting staff absences of over 50 per cent. The National Care Forum said: "Absences were caused by a combination of COVID-19 positive case being picked up by PCR testing, self-isolation following contact tracing, shielding and childcare responsibilities. Sign up for the SouthYorkshireLive newsletter Get the latest SouthYorkshireLive news direct to your inbox with our newsletter. We send out daily newsletters with the best news and features - enter your email address here to sign up. You can also find SouthYorkshireLive on Facebook and Twitter, and download our YorkshireLive app which is completely customisable! "Providers are under huge pressure and, in the very short- term, are having to run services through a combination of offering extra overtime to other staff, bringing in staff from other services and not accepting new referrals or admissions from hospital or the community." But a spokesperson for Palms Row Health Care said that they are not facing any such difficulties. They said: "While it's a challenging time the home is staffed safely and there aren't any Covid cases, they are maintaining a high quality of care."

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Sheffield news Sheffield care home group 'in the dark' about Covid-19 vaccines MetiNews.Com


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Sheffield news Sheffield care home group 'in the dark' about Covid-19 vaccines MetiNews.Com


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