Royal Berkshire Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) is still a safe option for medical care.

 

Steve McManus, Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, said today:

“We’re keen to reassure people that our ‘cold’ ED is open for businesses and should be the first port of call for anyone who becomes very ill with things like stroke, heart or serious breathing problems.

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here or the image above to read the full press release.

West Berkshire council have put a leaflet together to give advice to people who are seeking extra support. Please click here to read the full advice or the image above.
West Berkshire Coronorvirus Diaries

(See below an excerpt from a blog of a Nurse Practitioner in a GP Surgery)
 
'' What we were all unprepared for was the emotional toll this would take.
I cry everyday. It can be over nothing, something silly or something sad. It doesn’t matter. I would say I’m pretty tough but this is something else. An email that PPE is late or not coming or that an elderly patient has gone without a food delivery for over 2 weeks as he didn’t want to come out, has no family and didn’t know where to turn too. I fear the media isn’t helping. PPE issues, oxygen considerations and manpower all raise anxieties even higher.'' 


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