Delamere Community Centre Autumn Activities

The Delamere Community Centre has a range of services and activities you can attend this autumn.
 
➡ Light Bites
Every second Monday 12pm-1:30pm.
Light lunch and a desert costing £2.50 per person. There is an optional game of bingo and raffle after lunch.
 
➡ Wonderful Wednesdays
Chair assisted exercise class 12pm-12:45pm, £1 per person.
Social afternoon 1pm- 2:30pm. Join them after their exercise class for a cuppa, a chat and some fun games!
 
➡ Monthly Carers Group
25th October
22nd November
10am-12pm. Anyone who cares for someone is welcome to attend.
 
Address: Delamere Centre, Delamere Avenue, Eastham Ch62 9ED
 
To book your place please call 0151 327 8767.
 
For more information visit their website ➡ https://www.delamerecentre.org.uk/

COVID-19 Boosters

COVID-19 boosters can only be administered 6 months after receiving your second primary COVID-19 vaccination.

Where possible, we are trying to reduce appointments and therefore you may be given/offered a flu jab and COVID-19 booster at the same time.

We are currently working our way through our boosters, prioritising our care homes and clinically vulnerable patients etc.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

Compañeros Crisis Cafe

A new mental health crisis cafe is now open to Wirral residents.

The space, called Compañeros, has been jointly developed between NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),  Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) and local organisation, the Spider Project.

Compañeros is Spanish for companion. The name was devised by the Spider Project with help from their members and aims to capture the ethos of the service, which is a welcoming, friendly, non-clinical environment.

Compañeros offers:

The service is open from 1pm-10 pm, seven-days-a-week and located at 2a Price Street, Hamilton Square, CH41 6JN, accessible to adults aged 18 and over.

The Compañeros information poster is available: Companeros poster 1

COVID-19 Vaccination Bus is at Leasowe Centre today!

The NHS COVID-19 vaccination bus is back today, providing you with an alternative and convenient way to access the COVID-19 vaccine, without the need to make an appointment.

The bus will be parked at Leasowe Leisure Centre until 6pm today (Tuesday 14th September).

Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 1PF.

Anyone who is eligible for vaccination can drop in without an appointment.

First and second doses of both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are available.

Fundraising for Maggie’s

Fundraising for Maggie’s 💙
 
Cancer Care Coordinator, Tracey, is completing the Cancer Crawl in Liverpool to raise money for Maggie’s on the 17th September 2021. For Tracey, Maggie’s holds a special place in her heart.
 
Tracey says:
 
“Maggie’s will always hold a special place in my heart as I used to go there weekly when I was having chemotherapy for breast cancer, the atmosphere is so welcoming and there are lots of people who are going through the same thing as you are, and it’s also a great place to take your family too as they can ask questions that they don’t want to ask you.
 
Maggie’s is a breathing space away from the hospital, the centre at Clatterbridge Wirral helps people take back control when cancer turns their life upside down, there is professional support for anything from treatment side effects to money worries. All the support is free, and you don’t need an appointment or a referral you can just turn up.
 
Maggie’s Culture Crawl is a way of raising funding for the centre, as the centre survives on fundraising and donations. For me personally, Maggie’s was a life saver. It was somewhere I could go to and bring my relatives and friends too, such a warming lovely place where there are people going through the same thing as you are. I am doing the culture crawl to raise funds for this amazing place to thank them for all the support they gave me while going through my cancer journey.”
 
Thank you Tracey, for sharing your journey with us.
 
If you would like to donate and support Tracey’s Maggie’s Cancer Crawl, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Cancercarecoordinator
 
Thank you!
 
Learn more about Maggie’s on their website: https://www.maggies.org/

National Shortage of Blood Test Collection Equipment

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one but, where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings.
You must still wear a face covering and follow social distancing measures when visiting the surgery despite the lifting of lockdown restrictions. This is to protect those patients who may be visiting appointments because they are unwell and vulnerable, and to protect our staff.
More information is available on the NHS website:

A Rise in Delta Variant COVID19 Cases on Wirral- Symptoms

Delta Variant – Symptoms

There has been a rise in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the community on the Wirral. There is also increasing evidence that COVID-19 infection due to the new Delta variant is presenting with different symptoms than previous variants.

If you have any of the following symptoms please organise a COVID test immediately, to help stop the spread.

Healthier South Wirral Newsletter

Click the link below to view our most recent newsletter:

HSW Patient Newsletter March 2021

AstraZeneca Vaccine Statement April 2021

JCVI statement on use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: 7 April 2021: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-jcvi-statement/jcvi-statement-on-use-of-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-7-april-2021

Communicating the potential benefits and harms of the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine, provided by the University of Cambridge: Weighing up the potential benefits and harms of the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The AstraZeneca vaccine is approved for use, there are no reports of the extremely rare thrombosis/thrombocytopenia events following receipt of the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Patients are being encouraged to receive their second dose if they did not experience any problems with their first. The second dose will be important for longer lasting protection against COVID-19.