The public is being asked to ‘shine a light’ to mark International Nurses Day tomorrow (Tuesday 12 May) and recognise the extraordinary work that their colleagues are doing in the fight against coronavirus.
The day also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who founded modern nursing and pioneered infection control but is also famous for her lamp.
The consultant midwife for Norfolk and Waveney has praised NHS maternity teams for continuing to provide high-quality care during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and urged new and expectant families to continue to come forward for routine checks and urgent advice.
Marking International Day of the Midwife (Tuesday 5 May), Amanda Price-Davey, Consultant Midwife for the Norfolk and Waveney Local Maternity System, praised her colleagues who have worked tirelessly to come up with innovative ways to carry on delivering services in the safest way possible.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has commissioned a new online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service to help young people through the coronavirus pandemic.
Called Kooth, the free website offers 11 to 25-year-olds across Norfolk and Waveney access to online counselling delivered by qualified counsellors 365 days a year, either on a drop-in basis or through bookable chat sessions. It also gives young people the chance to benefit from peer support and a wide range of self-help materials, as well as contribute to moderated forums.
GPs are urging local people to seek assistance if they have any health concerns this May Bank Holiday.
Surgeries and pharmacies will be open on Friday, 8 May but opening times will vary so residents are advised to check individual practice and pharmacy websites and social media pages for specific arrangements.