Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Sick kids’ parents asked to sign Do Not Resuscitate orders if they get bug – Mirror Online

EXCLUSIVE: Shocked parents are asking if their kids’ lives are thought not worth saving as most vulnerable are asked to sign don’t resuscitate forms amid coronavirus crisis

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This very disgraceful and disgusting, but I do feel that this Government does wish everyone with learning disabilities to die before their time, be they children or adults.

When you look at all this Government does or more correctly does not do, this can be the only conclusion.

 

Source: Coronavirus: Sick kids’ parents asked to sign Do Not Resuscitate orders if they get bug – Mirror Online

Coronavirus: 75% of social workers more negative about their work-life

Who would be a Social Worker for you spend so many years obtaining the starting qualifications and then enter a Local Authority. (LA) with so much enthusiasm and good intentions, only for these to be dashed pretty soon. due to the lack of senior managerial support, excessive workloads, the huge bureaucracy and more.

In the public perception you are dammed if you do and dammed it you don’t.

It is true that Social Care is in crisis, not only for those in need of care, those providing care work in the community, care homes, etc and those within LAs and any others.

As well as all the stated above, finance or the severe lack of it is another major contributory factor, which this Government and all previous Governments, be they be Labour or Conservative, are responsible for. Many Governments have promised to solve the crisis, but when they have done changes, they have created more crisis, but funding is one they have not solved, for Care has never been sufficiently.

Much work has already been done and the Cameron Governments (2010-2016), was ready to produce a solution, but instead decided to delay this until April 2020. April 2020 came, but concentration was on the COVID-19 pandemic, but it that had not occurred would the crisis have been solved. Well, from past experience I doubt it, for would they have even done anything, except defer it further down the road.

The petition Solve the crisis in Social Care,

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care, is not about the problems with regards to Social Workers, but to Social Care in general. especially the dire state with regards to finance and the Governments lack of response to the situation.

Source: Coronavirus: 75% of social workers more negative about their work-life

GPs in England will scale back care to deliver Covid vaccines | World news | The Guardian

When COVID-19 arrived hospitals scaled back their services to cope with the expected demand for COVID-19 admissions, which meant that many routine services were not available and we now find that due to this, the death rate of patients who were denied consultations and treatments, could well be in the region of COVID-19 related deaths. Now they are attempting to continue with these services during the COVID-19 second wave.

Now the authorities are putting something similar in place with respect to GP services and while it is important for persons to receive the vaccines should this be to the detriment of patients requiring usual GP Services.

Of course, the answer should be no, but this is down to lack of spending in health services for too many years as Governments after Governments have been forcing the health service, by limiting their budgets to control spending, to reduce what appeared to be slack, thereby making costs savings.

So, the cost savings were made to some extent, but these cost savings have now caused the opposite in lives lost and a multitude of pain and suffering for those who managed to stay alive.

Surely, we do not wish the same or similar within GP surgeries.

Why did the Government not plan for the introduction of vaccines in training people to administer injections for this eventuality, but again this Government has fallen short and it is the population of the UK who will suffer! For either GP services will be cut back, or the vaccine implementation will be curtailed. Neither of which is what is required or wished for.

 

Source: GPs in England will scale back care to deliver Covid vaccines | World news | The Guardian

Covid-19 shows that the lives of people with a learning disability are still not treated as equal – The BMJ

A pandemic does not abrogate our responsibility to protect the lives and human rights of people with a learning disability, says Keri-Michѐle Lodge

The covid-19 pandemic amplifies the everyday discrimination experienced by people with a learning disability (also known as intellectual disability), yet this group remains glaringly absent from the UK government’s coronavirus strategy.

The symptoms of this neglect have been present throughout the past few months. First, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued a clarification about people with a learning disability only after publishing guidance on using the Clinical Frailty Scale to identify who may be appropriate for critical care, demonstrating that this group is, at best, an afterthought. Worse still are the reports that followed of people in learning disability care homes being told they were unlikely to be prioritised for hospital care if they contracted covid-19.

Source: Covid-19 shows that the lives of people with a learning disability are still not treated as equal – The BMJ

Getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever because of COVID-19 : The Conversation

With the coronavirus still spreading widely, it’s time to start thinking seriously about influenza, which typically spreads in fall and winter. A major flu outbreak would not only overwhelm hospitals this fall and winter, but also likely overwhelm a person who might contract both at once.

Doctors have no way of knowing yet what the effect of a dual diagnosis might be on a person’s body, but they do know the havoc that the flu alone can do to a person’s body. And, we know the U.S. death toll of COVID-19 as of Aug. 17, 2020 was 170,000, and doctors are learning more each day about the effects of the disease on the body. Public health officials in the U.S. are therefore urging people to get the flu vaccine, which is already being shipped in many areas to be ready for September vaccinations.

 

Source: Getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever because of COVID-19 : The Conversation

Coronavirus: £3bn for NHS to prepare for possible second wave – BBC News

PM says the government is “planning for the worst” as he warns Covid-19 may be more virulent in winter.

Source: Coronavirus: £3bn for NHS to prepare for possible second wave – BBC News

Advinia, chair Sanjeev Kanoria, says it’s time to fix social care : Care Home Professional

Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, Founder and Chairman of Advinia Health Care, tells CHP now is the time for fix the crisis in the UK’s care sector

Source: Advinia chair, Sanjeev Kanoria, says it’s time to fix social care : Care Home professional

Don’t just clap for carers- Urgent calls for new deal for health and care employees | Care Industry News

Researchers from King’s Business School have published a paper urgently calling for a new deal for health and care employees that acknowledges and reflects their worth to our individual and communal well-being that has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The paper says that the sector needs a new model of employment relations, characterised as fair care work, to tackle the challenges exposed by the crisis.

Source: Don’t just clap for carers- Urgent calls for new deal for health and care employees | Care Industry News

UK’s lack of social care is hitting disabled people in Covid-19 lockdown | Vox Political

The United Kingdom is the fifth- or sixth-richest nation in the world; we should be able to afford to handle Covid-19 while still giving the best-quality care to those who need it. But we don’…

Source: UK’s lack of social care is hitting disabled people in Covid-19 lockdown | Vox Political

A phone call can’t make tea: how UK’s lack of social care is hitting disabled people in lockdown | Society | The Guardian

 

 

Unlawful Do Not Resuscitate Orders For Disabled Covid Patients Resurrect Eugenics Horror : forbes.com : The Learning Disabilities Daily

 

report due to be launched this week by disability advocacy organization Inclusion London affirms the fear many disabled people have experienced throughout the pandemic over being denied life-saving treatment, should they become seriously ill with coronavirus.

In the report entitled, “Abandoned, forgotten and ignored – the impact of Covid-19 on Disabled people”, several survey respondents attested to being pressured by their doctor to have DNR, or Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation orders placed on their medical records.

 

Source : Unlawful Do Not Resuscitate Orders For Disabled Covid Patients Resurrect Eugenics Horror : forbes.com : The Learning Disabilities Daily