In common with almost every other charity in the United Kingdom, we have put on hold all of our fund raising plans for 2020. The workload of the Vascular Consultants has decreased significantly as clinics have been cancelled and consultants are concentrating on phone consultations unless they feel they really need to see a patient.
If you are worried about any current vascular problem you have or a possible diagnosis please contact your GP. Although many GP practices are not holding face to face appointments, many are holding telephone or Facetime appointments.
The situation is rapidly changing so please respect the current advice from the NHS and the Government.
Limiting your interactions with others is a key message we are hearing from those Doctors working with Covid-19 patients and the Government. Please stay home and do not meet up with friends and family in person.
Washing your hands will kill the virus. Wash frequently with soap and water for at 20 seconds, making sure that you reach all parts of your hand, fingers and thumbs. This is a video which may help:
Keep Moving – Whilst it is not easy, try to do some exercise at home. Keeping mobile is important. There are many places on the internet that you can access home based exercise.
Until we can all meet again to continue our work for the Sussex Stroke & Circulation Fund, please keep safe and well.