FRIENDS OF AVISFORD – SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM YOUR SURGERY
Mask wearing re-introduced across NHS Sussex
We appreciate that this will not be popular with all but as from last week (4th July 2022), NHS organisations in Sussex will reintroduce mandatory mask wearing for all staff and patients in order to protect everybody from rising rates of COVID-19 infection. 1 in 30 people are testing positive for COVID-19 and rates are rising. Many people won’t know that they have the virus as they won’t have any symptoms. To make sure our staff can continue to care for you, please wear a face covering when visiting our services, unless exempt.
Future Face to Face Events:
All future events such as Health Talks are under review due to the fast changing situation with the Coronavirus. We will be mindful of government advice but will take all decisions with your health and well being in mind. Currently Book Sales have been suspended we hope they can return in 2022.
The 50:50 Club Draw will be for the foreseeable future draws will be held away from the surgery to limit surgery access to essential attendance. For this months winner see:Fundraising 50:50 Draw
We have postponed the free health talks until further notice. Keep a look out for posters and information around Yapton, Middleton, Felpham and Barnham during 2022. We will try to keep you up to date.
Due to Covid restrictions the 2020 AGM was unable to take place, we will inform you when the AGM for 2021 could be held in a Covid secure way.
On 16th February 2022 we held our AGM via Zoom. To read our Annual report go to our Newsletters page.
On Thursday 11thOctober 2018, we held a free health talk – Hearts Matter – Keeping a Healthy Heart. The speaker will be Dr Yuk-ki Wong, Consultant Cardiologist-St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester. Dr Wong talked about maintaining a healthy heart and also common heart conditions. He also introduced us to an on line tool that can highlight your risk factors when you input some basic health information although not a definitive tool it is a quick guide with health tips to follow this can be found at: www.qintervention.org
At the beginning of June we welcomed James Hicks and Angela Birdie to talk about Male & Female Urinary Health. The talk was very well attended and if there is enough interest we may repeat the talk in Yapton in 2020.
In September 2017 we welcomed Mr David Beattie, Consultant Surgeon at St. Richards Hospital, Chichester. He spoke about Varicose Veins prevention and treatment.
In December 2017 we held a Christmas Coffee Morning and Grand Draw. Congratulations to our lucky prize winners and thank you to local businesses who contributed prizes. See our fundraising page for more details.
On 12th April 2018 we welcomed Amy Keates, Nikki Anderson, Clinical Care Outreach Nurses and Simon Higgs 3 specialist speakers on the subject of Sepsis from St Richards Hospital, Chichester. They gave an excellent talk on this important subject and shared how they are working to raise awareness of this life threatening condition. They also shared information about the Sepsis Trust
We would be pleased to receive suggestions for future health talks, please drop a note in to either surgery or email firstname.lastname@example.org