April 12, 2020 at 10:27 pm #187191Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
I called my local council, who put me in touch with the volunteers. They are going to call me back when they have investigated why my number isn’t being accepted by the SMS automated reply. I need to get registered somehow, to get my food parcels and prescriptions sorted out.
I am well up for staying at home for 12 weeks or 12 years, but my dog must get his walk; I’m just back now in fact. I saw no one and only gave him an hour of off lead tearing about after the rabbits, dear, and pheasants. He would be bouncing off the walls otherwise! (A remote wooded area, in the dark, with no people. I am taking as little risk as possible.)April 12, 2020 at 10:36 pm #187192Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
Well Cat, the 16 page letter from the Scottish Government, it does ask us to stay in for 12 weeks from receipt of the letter.
You text the automated reply your CHI number, as given on the letter, and this is supposed to activate your application for assistance. You can then text “BOX1 or BOX2”, depending on for how many people, to the same SMS number, this activating your desire for weekly food parcels.
This is all depending on the system actually recognising your CHI number! I have such rotten luck with things like this, hopefully be sorted out next week.April 12, 2020 at 11:37 pm #187194Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
Hi ranald, my letter was only 2 page’s. Both of the letters and the text informed me that I was to stay in for 12 weeks.1 of those letters was from my gp. I have heard there are volenteer dog walker’s for those who are shielding for the 12 weeks who bring there own Leeds.ccApril 14, 2020 at 8:02 am #187196Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
Hi ranald I’ve just seen on the BBC teletext that people in Scotland will now have an at risk register for the extremely vulnerable like we have in the rest of the UK about time stay safe. CcApril 14, 2020 at 6:57 pm #187213Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
Received my letter today. Just a thought Ranald. Is the mobile number your texting with the last one you registered with the hospital? might be a case that its the phone number. When I did mine earlier I had email very quickly from ASDA.April 14, 2020 at 7:07 pm #187214Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
I called the council today, and they entered my CHI number into their system, and I will have to hope that it is now set up. The local volunteer centre already have my details if i want any prescriptions or shopping bought. All very helpful. I hope I too get a text from a supermarket!April 14, 2020 at 7:15 pm #187215Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
The system is evolving by the day, alot of volunteers are trying their best to help us. Isn’t that an encouraging thought? I told the social worker who called me today, that I have never been so popular! ( Makes a nice change to being treated with suspicion by the PIP assessors)April 14, 2020 at 7:42 pm #187216Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
The community spirit really is outstanding. No doubt council will take credit but I know from my own town its small businesses, community groups and ordinary kind hearted people who are rallying and have been very early on.April 14, 2020 at 8:29 pm #187217Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
Hi cat, I couldn’t agree more how will we ever be able to thank all of those amazing people. But what would really be great is if that spirit would remain when things get back to normality. CcApril 15, 2020 at 12:42 pm #187232Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
I must wholeheartedly agree with you on that thought Crazy Cat, sadly not much in evidence here. My wife, who works in A&E, continues to be abused every night. A nurse on night shift at that hospital had her car windows smashed. SOme folk will never change.
So many love songs, so little love.embayweatherModeratorPosts: 8Joined: 02/11/2015April 15, 2020 at 6:03 pm #187252Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
Hi Mike, what can you say to that. The only thing is that they are in the minority. The law not the police but the government needs to make changes to give the police the power to make examples of these nasty people when caught. The only saving grace is that they are in a minority.where would we be without people like your wife, so many amazing people. CcApril 16, 2020 at 1:02 pm #187268Reply To: Letter From The Surgery
Thank you for your kind thoughts Cc. Sadly it will never change. at least the virus is keeping a number of the ‘regulars’ away from A&E so; it has helped, but there are still the determined few, often fueled by drink, drugs or both that carry on the abuse. personally I would not only charge them for the offence (which happens all too infrequently) but also; charge them for the treatment. Perhaps then they will not inflict their behaviour on others so quickly next time.
I remain proud of her and indeed all the front line staff working not just during the virus but at other times too. It is a job many of us would not wish to do.
So many love songs, so little love.embayweatherModeratorPosts: 8Joined: 02/11/2015
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