A Manawatū care worker, who didn't want to be named over fear of losing her job, said home care workers were not being provided masks and were being abused by patients for the lack of precautions.
She and her colleagues visited up to 20 vulnerable patients a day. They were deeply afraid of spreading the virus.
Some patients told her they would have refused to let her in were they not so dependent on her help and some workers were refusing to work until they have the proper protective gear they need to keep themselves and their patients safe.
Home care workers are stuck between wanting to help and do their jobs and being afraid to spread the virus, should they buy their own equipment or be supplied? What are your thoughts?
As promised, here is the page that PNCC has setup their support page, please find it in the link below,
Quick excerpt from the site,
"We’ve developed a registration form so you can contact us no matter what you need – this means that you won’t struggle to find help.
We’re responsible for coordinating access to household goods and services including food, transport assistance, medication collection, and general household goods.
For food parcel provision, Council is working with The Salvation Army, which has already combined its food bank services with Methodist Social Services, Crossroads Church and Just Zilch, and moved into a food delivery-based model.
For welfare needs outside of household goods and services, such as accommodation or financial support, Council will provide information and pathways for people to access the correct support channels."
Direct access to the form,
It seems there is an increasing amount of dog poo on the foot paths recently with more people out walking can everyone with a dog please pick up after it. Not much fun out walking trying to keep kids entertained and walking in and dodging dog poo...