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Medication at home

Flu Vaccine

Two simple things that you can do to help stay healthy this winter include getting your flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccination.  It is especially important to get vaccinated if you are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from these illnesses. Who can get the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine right now? Relevant to Gardiner’s, […]

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Know the signs of stroke and what to do

Signs of stroke and what to do

Do you know the signs of stroke and what to do?  Every five minutes someone in the UK has a Stroke.  It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time, changing lives in an instant.  The covid pandemic has seen a significant fall in admissions and 1,413 excess deaths from stroke between 21 March […]

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heatwave care advice

Heatwave care advice

A heat-health alert is in place from Friday 9 June 2023 0900 for 3 days across Southern England.  Temperatures are set to reach 30 degrees Celsius, so not particularly severe but still at a level that increases the risk of ill health among vulnerable people. “Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or […]

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Cold Weather

Cold weather advice for caring

With temperatures dropping it is important to take heed of cold weather advice for caring.  We need to think about how to look after ourselves and others.  For those of us who venture out, staying safe in cold weather means allowing extra time for any journeys, driving safely and slowly, wearing appropriate warm clothing including […]

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Flood Safety Advice

Flood Safety

The first Flood Safety step we should all take is to find out if in an area at risk from flooding.  For those who are, it is sensible to sign up for flood warnings – you will be phone, email or text when flooding is expected. There are 3 levels of flood warning: Flood alert […]

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Pulse oximeter

Pulse Oximeter

If you or a loved one currently has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, you should consider using a pulse oximeter. An oximeter is a small device which clips onto your finger and measures oxygen saturation in your blood.  Normal oxygen level in the blood is between 95% and 100%.  Using this device 3 times a day and […]

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Sepsis – be aware

Sepsis or  blood poisoning can happen as a result of an infection or injury.  Our immune systems normally fight infection however sometimes it can attack our body’s own organs and tissues. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection.  It can be treated if caught early. […]

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