What are we doing to keep Patients and Staff safe?
The need for patients to receive high quality assessment, advice and treatment when they are in pain has not stopped because of coronavirus. People still need to recover as well as possible from orthopaedic operations, find out whether they have a frozen shoulder or a nerve entrapment or learn how to walk again after a stroke.
So how are we keeping patients safe when they come in to see us?
As well as observing and displaying posters with current government advice, Head2Toe Physio have taken a number of measures to reassure patients that we are doing everything we can to keep them as safe as possible when they visit our clinics.
All our clinic rooms have basins for patients and staff to wash their hands before and after their session.
Between sessions, we are wiping down all couches and treatment equipment used.
All towels used are single use and washed before re-use.
Offering telephone, skype or facebook messenger appointments to those patients who cannot get in to the clinic or who have self isolated after feeling unwell.
What are we asking patients to do to help us?
- Be aware of the most common signs of Coronavirus (COVID-19) which are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature.
- If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
- If someone in your household displays these symptoms, do not leave your house for 14 days.
- If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online.
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water; particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so.
- To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose. Use a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands). If you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
- Keep up to date at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/