31.03.2020

NHS support via text message for people with symptoms of Covid-19

People staying at home suffering with suspected #coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins and advice from a new NHS messaging service launched. Text messages will be sent as a reassurance to those who contact NHS…

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27.03.2020

Healthwatch Blackpool exists to hear and share your experiences of health and social care services.

At this challenging and unprecedented time, we want to hear how the spread of coronavirus has impacted you and your family. Share your experience. Take our survey. Click here: https://healthwatchlancashire.co.uk/news/coronavirus-share-your-experience/ 

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27.03.2020

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman have decided to pause their work on health complaints.

‘Coronavirus is putting enormous pressure on the NHS. This means that NHS organisations are less able to respond to queries and provide us with information’. To read the full article read here: https://www.ombudsman.org.uk/coronavirus-update

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26.03.2020

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has released new patient visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

Due to the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in line with the Prime Minister’s instructions to ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives’, it has become necessary to temporarily suspend visiting…

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