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Free alternative therapies for carers in Norwich

Would you like to get involved? If you are a Norwich resident, we have a meeting with Norman Lamb MP on 18th May 2019 from 11am to 1pm on integration of complementary therapies (massage, reflexology etc) into the NHS. The press will be there – other speakers include a GP, therapists who have worked within NHS and Wendy Maxwell has just agreed to speak too. Thank you Wendy ūüôŹ

Let’s see what we can do!

We are also launching TherapyAid which is the collaboration of complementary therapists offering reflexology, aromatherapy and massage treatments to carers who find their caring capacity is almost exhausted when it comes to selfcare.

We need to prove there is a need. I think you could help us with this? I will do another post another day to explain this a little more. But for now, please can local Norwich residents who can possibly get out and attend put 18th May in their diaries.

The meeting is held at my school premises which is just off Woodcock road, near the city, and with a free car park.

Jackie Hamilton School of Therapies
Melbourne House, Arminghall close (off Woodcock). NR3 3UE.

I have run the school since 2005 and have graduates all over the county – we are doing a pilot scheme at the moment to prove the benefits of therapies to unpaid carers. If you would like to be part of it – let me know. ‚≠źÔłŹ

Thank you to Wendy Maxwell for allowing me to join the group and post in it and also for meeting me yesterday to give me such valuable advice and guidance. (and agreeing to speak) It is much appreciated.
Jackie Hamilton

Country’s first emergency department for over 80s to open in Norfolk

Members of the NNUH Emeregncy care team and Older People’s Medicine. Photo: NNUH

The county’s busiest hospital is to become the first in the UK to open an emergency department (ED) specifically for the elderly.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) announced innovative plans to transform the way it delivers emergency care and will open the first A&E dedicated to patients over the age of 80.

From the end of November, when a patient over 80 years old arrives at the NNUH ED, they will go straight to the older people’s ED, where there will be a multi-disciplinary team consisting of ED consultants, consultant geriatricians, and emergency and older people’s medicine nurses waiting to provide care for them.

Currently around 50 patients a day aged 80 or over visit A&E, and the new department will cater for around this number.

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New care cafe to support carers looking after people in their own homes

A new ‚Äúcare cafe‚ÄĚ is being set up at a nursing home to support carers looking after people in their homes in rural areas.

The cafe will be held at The Depperhaugh Nursing Home in Chickering Road, Hoxne, near Eye, on the first Wednesday of every month, from 10.30am to noon, beginning on November 1.

It is designed to provide carers with an opportunity to meet people in similar situations and share their problems, swap ideas or perhaps simply enjoy a chat over coffee and cakes.

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